Patchwork Bunting Tutorial

Monday, June 18, 2012

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Today I have a fun summery tutorial for you! I'm showing you how to create this patchwork bunting! Who said bunting is just for celebrations?  Everyday is a celebration, so use this bunting anywhere you want to add a little sunshine!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog. 

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I choose prints from the Creamy Gelato color way of Sugar by Pat Bravo for this project. The colors and prints just scream summer to me!

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly


Materials:
- 7 print fat quarters
- 1/4 yard of solid fabric
- Coordinating thread

Finished Size: Approx 80" long from tip to tip
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise noted

Cutting:
From each print fat quarter:
- Cut (1) 4.5"x18" strip
- Subcut strip into (2) 4.5”x6.5” rectangles

- Cut (2) 2.5"x18" strips
- Subcut each strip into (6) 2.5"x2.5" squares

From solid fabric:
- Cut (2) 2”xWOF strips
- Trim both strips to 42" long

Instructions:
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
1. Choose six 2.5” squares and arrange them in three rows of two squares each.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
2. Sew the squares in each row together. Press seams open.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
3. Sew rows together. Press seams open.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
4. Choose a 4.5”x6.5” print rectangle. Place right sides together with your patchwork.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
4. Sew around three sides, leaving one short side open. Backstitch at start and finish.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
5. Clip the corners, turn carefully. Press.

Repeat steps 1-5 with remaining squares and rectangles until you have 14 bunting flags.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
6. Take solid strips and sew together along the short sides to create one long strip. Press seam open.

Fold down 1/4” (or so, doesn’t need to be exact!) on each short edge. Press. Topstitch.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
7. Take your strip and fold in half lengthwise, press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
8. Unfold, and fold each raw edge into the center line you just created. Press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
9. Fold in half again and press.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
10. Starting from the center of the strip, begin nestling the unfinished edge of each flag into the fold of your strip. Place first two flags on either side of the center seam, approx. 1/8” apart, pin.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
11. You may choose to alternate patchwork and plain sides like I did, or do all patchwork on one side and all plain on the other! Continue placing flags until all 14 flags are set.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
12. Starting at one end of the strip, begin stitching it closed with an 1/8” seam allowance.

Continue stitching across the strip, securing all the flats, until you’ve reached the other end and the strip is closed.

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Voila! You’re done! Enjoy your fun summer bunting! :)

Patchwork Bunting Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Bunting Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
If you make one, I hope you'll add a photo to the In Color Order Flickr Group!

Happy Sewing!

220 comments :

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B Greene said...

I hate to be #1, but I love how you included some whole-cloth panels in your bunting, too. Great idea!! Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win!

Jocelyn said...

Great post. Thanks for the idea!

Al said...

So cute! Love that fabric line.

Jess said...

This is a really fun way to use fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies.

Jill said...

I was just talking with a friend who was thinking of doing some bunting; I can't wait to share your tutorial with her!

Amy Friend said...

Great fabric choices for this project! It does scream summer!

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

love the fabric - and cute bunting too!

tlcala4me said...

Looks like a fun project!

pforgerson said...

I am just about to finish my first vintage sheet flimsy, thanks to your inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

Karen P. said...

great twist on the bunting!

Karen P. said...

i liked art gallery on fb!

quiltma said...

Oh how I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Great to see bunting in a different shape to the usual triangle!
Judith.
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{northern cottage} said...

yum - this bunting is beyond gorgeous and those fabrics - sigh!!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Poderia fazer para o quarto de minha neta se ganhar.É uma linda ideia,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

{northern cottage} said...

following art gallery fabrics on pinterest!

Anonymous said...

I love the bunting! So pretty, bunting always makes me happy!

audrey said...

Love the fabric! I hadn't seen this line, and it's so summery. :)

Cori said...

Super cute bunting! A fun twist on the normal triangles. I would love to win the fabric -- it's way cute!

LC said...

Beautiful fabric. I love the bunting! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric!

Beth said...

Love the rectangle bunting!

Pontos da Flávia said...

what a lovely fabric bundle! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Great bunting! I made triangular bunting the other week but I love the rectangles too - I'll be making more :) G

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I have Art Gallery Fabrics in my google reader now - yay!! Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance.

Jacey said...

This definitely says summer to me! Lovely job, Jeni!

Kata said...

Just the right colors for my next project! Thanks for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance - cute project!

SuziesImaginarium said...

That bunting is so very cute...and I would love to win fat quarters cause I'm a fabric-a-holic and I think you can never have too much fabric :)

aneela said...

Yaay! Perfect for summer :)

pippablue said...

Gorgeous bunting! and you are right, it's not just for celebrations :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Very fun! Great fabric choices, as always :)

SIMPLESEW said...

I love the fabric choices too and its square.. how cool

Heidi said...

Beautiful!

Mikelle said...

Super cute bunting, with a twist!

teresa said...

What a cute idea! And I really like that purple you are using.

Meredith said...

I need to make that bunting! Thanks for the tutorial!

Bonnie said...

So cute, I love bunting! Thanks for the tute and great giveaway!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

Yes I would like to win fat quarters of these delicious prints!!! ;) Your bunting looks awesome!!

Michala said...

Beautiful fabric, great prize!

Michala said...

I subscribe!

Kristy said...

Cute bunting -- so festive for summer!!

Margaret said...

What a great idea! So pretty, and yes, summery.

Jessica said...

Love the tutorial! thanks!

Cheryl said...

I'd love to win these summery fat quarters! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tennjenny said...

Your bunting is adorable, and I'd love to win this beautiful stack! Thanks!

Maria said...

Love the fabrics you used. Buntings just make me happy : )

Tanya said...

Oh how I love bunting and such a pretty fabric bundle

robinh said...

I love this bunting idea! I may use it as a valance on a bank of windows in my teenage daughter's room. Thanks for the giveaway..the fabric is beautiful.

Heather D. said...

Cute project and cute fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

Kelli said...

Love your non-traditional traditonal bunting tute - if that makes any sense. I usually only see pennants or scallops when it comes to buntings...but this one is unique. I love it!

Studio Paars said...

I would love to win these wonderful fabrics, and maybe even make some bunting similar to yours... :)

Liefs, Audrey
hetkabient.blogspot.com

Studio Paars said...

oops, that should be hetkabinet.blogspot.com

Joelle said...
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Joelle said...

Art Gallery is the BEST!!

Sonja said...

The bunting is beautiful!
Thanks for the tutorial & the giveaway!

Kara {me and elna} said...

LOVE bunting! Ever since I made one for my nephew's birthday last winter, I've been hooked. :)

Jenelle said...

Your bunting looks so bright and cheerful! I made some paper bunting for last summer for birthdays and it's looking a little worse for the wear. I think some fabric bunting would be the perfect replacement! Thanks for the chance. :)

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Diane said...

I've been wanting more 'yard art'. This may just be it!

Jenelle said...
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Diane said...

I also follow AGF on Pinterest.

~Kelie~ said...

Awesome tutorial!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Erin said...

Hello! Hoping to win!
Thanks!
Erin

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun way to enjoy some favorite fabrics! Thanks for the chance :o)

Chelsea said...

really cute! It's nice to see a variation on the overplayed pennant type bunting.

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Lovely fabrics! Thank you for the luscious giveaway!

Celtic Thistle said...

Luscious fabrics, neat bunting!

Kimberly said...

Love that purple in there...and I am not normally drawn to purple. I have just started checking our your blog and I am really enjoying it. Your plus quilt is on my list of items to make. Thanks for a great blog and a great giveaway.

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this opportunity, I'd love to win these fabrics ^_^

Quilting In The Cold said...

What great summery fabric, just perfect for bunting!

Fran said...

How lovely!

Susan said...

Such pretty colours! Great giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

This is beautiful - perfect for a summer birthday party or just for fun! alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

terip said...

thanks for the great giveaway, this would be so fun to make

Pam said...

Love the bunting, the colours remind me of summer at the beach. I use the collar points off recycled cotton shirts for bunting, at least I used to.

kbzelazny said...

Beautiful, summery fabric-I love it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Gill said...

Great fabric! and I love your bunting!

Gill said...

I subscribe to AGF!

Elisabetta said...

I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest as Elisabetta B.

Kathrynn said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric

Lex said...

creamy gelato is such a perfect name for those! Like mango flavor perhaps!

Thanks for the chance!

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

Elisabetta said...

I subscribed their e-mail newsletter ^_^

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oooh, I love that bunting! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mom C said...

Love the colors. The Purple is so fun. And I agree, bunting is for anytime! Thanks.

Anne-Marie B. said...

Lovely bunting! Thanks for this giveaway!

Kleep said...

I love bunting, I think that I'll be making some for my wedding this fall. Just need to get on it :-)

Heidi Staples said...

Darling bunting and lovely fabrics!!

Alissia said...

Yum!

LauraH said...

What a fun idea and with great fabrics!

Laura said...

I love this fabric! It makes the bunting so bright and cheery!

Adele said...

Cute project and great fabrics! Thanks.

Jill said...

Such an adorable project. It makes me want to sit on my porch with a lemonade :)
Thanks for the chance!

Jill
Jlp082184@yahoo.com

Richard Healey said...

Cute project.

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Jenni said...

Great post! The bunting is so pretty, and I love the fabrics you used. :D

Patti said...

Perfect summer fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway

sandra said...

So pretty and summery in Pat's fabric. I just love this latest line. Thanks for giving us a chance to win this fabric.

Carla said...

I love your fabric selection and clever bunting!

Andrea said...

so beautiful and cute!

Ella said...

Eep. Now i want gelato....thanks for a chance to win!

Mother Dragon said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the oppunity to win some yummy fabric.

Melissa said...

This is a cute project.

Kathy H said...

Very cute bunting. Gorgeous fabrics too.

bets said...

Very cute idea for sure!

SoSarahSews said...

Cute fabrics! Great bunting.

charlotte said...

I really like this bunting. Maybe I'll make one.

Emily said...

Very sweet project! :) I too love that you used some patchwork and some panels.

Allison said...

I love that you used rectangles for your bunting :) beautiful fabrics!

InkyStitches said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

scottylover said...

Those fabrics are just YUMMY! Thanks for the great project and the chance to win!

Sandy A

Michele T said...

Awesome post!! Great idea... I love buntings!!

Debbie said...

very pretty- I have a friend who uses bunting over windows or just in her kids room.

Anonymous said...

I love the bright colors!

Anonymous said...

Following Art Gallery on Pinterest!

Anonymous said...

I like Art Gallery on Facebook!

Lisa Lisa said...

What a great project! Love the fabric :)

Anonymous said...

Love the colors. Would love to sew something with them.

JennX said...

Suuuuuuper summery fabrics!!

JennX said...

Now following on Pinterest! Thanks!

Ali said...

Mmm gelato! I wish I could come up with a good reason to make bunting, that's so pretty!

Unknown said...

I love seeing a new pattern for fat quarters - bunting for anytime...what a concept ;-)!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jacqui, Ali, Jarrah and Ned said...

This would make a perfect feature for my boring white bedroom curtain!!

CathyK said...

I really like the fabric! So summery!

Angie said...

Super cute fabrics :)

supersara20 said...

Love that bunting! Thanks for the chance to win.

Brooke Crook said...

I like the rectangle bunting as a change from the usual triangle bunting.

Jo C. said...

Bunting would be great for a child's room. Love these fresh colors. Thanks!
Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

angiew said...

Love the fresh summer colors of the fabric!

Pinspot said...

I'm a big fan of AGF!

Christina Gilman said...

Those are seriously yummy colors! If they lived here, I might have to hide them from my daughter. Or just promise her something made from them... A bunting perhaps?

Anita said...

Love your cute tutorial! I'm thinking it would look cute with letters on it too :) Thanks for sharing!

Katarina said...

I love AG fabrics, I'd surely love to win.

Katarina said...

I like AG on facebook

Fran said...

I love your modern take on bunting, fabulous fabric choices as well. Thanks for the tutorial & for the giveaway.

pizzaeater said...

I want to make a bunting to. Just a regular one to hang up all year long.

pizzaeater said...

I am a subscriber to their blog.

Chrissy said...

I love bunting but I have never made it. I think I will have to change that. Thanks for the tutorial.

memmens said...

That's a really cool idea for bunting, and the sun is shining here today so bunting would look great in the garden. thanks for the giveaway

Sherry said...

The bunting would be cool in red, white and blue for the 4th of July! Just might have to make one!

Karen M said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love those fabrics.

Annie said...

Beautiful bunting, nice to see it in a different shape than triangles.

Kari's Stitches said...

Very cute! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I sure the summer colors!

Courtneysews said...

Adorable project! Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics!

gigi57 said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Александра said...

Love the tutorial! thanks!

annemarie said...

I love this project - such a neat bunting.

Lori said...

I follow via email. this is such a wonderful idea. yes this fabric does scream summer fun.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Nancy Page said...

What fun, fun fabric!! What a great project!!
Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Donna Baker said...

What a fun project! Yes every day is a celebration. thanks foe the chance to win!

Lynn said...

yes i would love to win=thanks

Bunny said...

I agree. These fabrics are so, so, so....Summery! Love them.

Lesley said...

Love those colors! I keep picturing a bunting made with leftover squares of previous projects.

Lee said...

love the bunting and the fabric is pretty!! thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love your bunting, but I lvoe the fabrics even more!
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Carmen said...

I love it! I've been looking for a bunting tute to make one for my daughter's room and this is it!

Nita said...

What a great idea!

Amber said...

I love these colors! Your bunting is very summery.

Elsa said...

Love your rules ~ just one comment and we don't have to jump through hoops!
Love the fabrics ~ thanks for the chance to win!

Anne said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Lovely fabric.

Emily L said...

I love the bunting idea! great fabric and great giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love the fabric - your bunting looks great.

sandyb said...

Love the bunting - love the fabric - great colors - I followed all the rules:)

Thank you very much for the chance to win!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

How cute! I would love to win. Thanks!

Barbara O. said...

Lovely! I really like this bunting, it's just right for summer.

Barbara O. said...

I follow AGF via Blogspot, and you, too. :-)

AJ said...

how fun! I agree - every day is a celebration!

AJ said...

I follow Art Gallery on Facebook

Aristi Dounia said...

Such an adorable project! Looks super fun and easy :-)

Caroline said...

Lovely fabric - thanks!

Renee Cook said...

I love that fabric! and the idea of patchwork bunting :0

WandaFish said...

The bunting's so cute - thanks for the tute!
I'd love to get my hands on those gorgeous ice cream fabrics. Thanks for the chance :)

barbara woods said...

i love this giveaway thanks for the chance to win

barbara woods said...

i am now a follower of art gallery fabric blog

Jenn A said...

love your patchwork bunting!
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bruinbr said...

What a cute project! Thanks for the giveaway!

JaideyBug said...

Ooooh I love that fabric! Your giveaways are always so generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

Allison C said...

Great fabric choices!

bea langeweg said...

Love the colors

Happy fabric ..:)
thanks for the give a way
Bea

carolann said...

Love, love, love those fabrics!! carolann427@aol.com

slfranks4 said...

Love this fabric- heck, I love all of their fabric! Thanks for the chance to win :)

hueisei said...

So cute! Love the fabrics.. :)

Sharon said...

Love those fabrics. Very sweet colors

dream quilt create said...

Your fabric bunting is so cute and colorful! I love the fabrics.

Unknown said...

This bunting is perfect for summer get-together! Love all the fabrics!

Mindy said...

Love the colors! They remind me of creamsicles.

Danny Heyen said...

I would like to win!!

Cokie K said...

Great fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

DKB said...

Sugar fabrics are the first Art Gallery purchase I made. I was so surprised by their lovely hand

Rachel S said...

So cute, love the fabric choice!

Jayme said...

Sooo fun!!! Love the bunting Jeni! Thx for the giveaway!

Jayme said...

I do all three of Art Gallery's requirements!!! Awesome fabrics!! Thx!!!

Little Creatable said...

i think i'm kind of in love with those colours.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Lovely fabrics, Jeni! Thanks for the chance to win.

zarina said...

I love the beautiful colors of the fabric.

zarina said...

I have already liked their page: I'm Zarina ZA on FB.

zarina said...

and also subscribed to their website.

Kristin said...

Real cute idea to decorate just because.

MaddyMaze Studio said...

Love the colorful bunting...just like this great blog!

Cliodana said...

it's beautiful, festive and summer! great creation

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