Monday, June 10, 2019

Patriotic Bunting/Ten On The 10th.

Good Morning! 
Welcome to Ten on the 10th where 10 (or more) bloggers get together and we all share projects under $10.00. 
I want to say a big thank you to Benita from Chasing Quaintness for hosting this month. 
If you are coming from Exquisitely Unremarkable, welcome. I'm thrilled you are here.

I was making a new quilt top the other day. I haven't quilted in years and this was supposed to be speed quilting. It was more like a speed trap but that is a post for another day. 

When the first rows pieced together, I thought that they would make a charming bunting or banner. 
Once the top was pieced, a package of bias tape was unearthed from my sewing stash. 

It is absolutely worth the $1.99 that it costs. Since it is cut on the bias or diagonal it's a breeze to sew. 
No cutting, piecing or pressing. It's all done for you. 

The quilt top was inspired by a Ralph Lauren pillow sham. We've had this for a while but haven't used it in a few years. We had to give the comforter away because it was way too hot for Texas - even in the winter. I do not know what happened to the other sham but since I couldn't find it, the remaining sham got cut up and made into a pillow. Two remnants were used in the bunting. 

To make this almost no sew, each of the scraps was cut with pinking shears. 

The pocket shaped pennants were placed into the fold of the bias tape, pinned, and then sewn across the top. 
I draped it across the mantel.  

I really love that this is red, white and blue but the blue isn't a traditional Navy blue. 
It's an unexpected and fun twist. 

The pennants are pocket shaped but you could easily do rectangles or triangles. 

Homemade fabric bunting is an inexpensive and it's a fun, personalized decoration for any celebration. 

It's very traditional at the 4th of July. 

I didn't spend anything for the fabric pieces since they were remnants but fat quarters would work.
A fat quarter is an 18' by 21' measurement of fabric which is more than enough for a bunting. 
 I've picked up fat quarters from Walmart but they can also be found at Hobby Lobby and Joann's. 
They start at $1.48 each at Walmart.
To keep this under $10.00, get four and then cut each fabric twice. 
If getting fabric cut is intimidating, fat quarters are a perfect solution because they are pre-cut for you. You don't have to deal with the cutting line which is especially long at Joann's. 

The fabric could be glued into the bias tape if you don't sew but I encourage everyone to learn to sew, however. 

I realize that bunting or banners have been a blogger staple for a while. I've even made a few before but I thought the color scheme of this one was different and festive.
Sometimes it's great to go with an old faithful.
Now, hop on over to see Barbara at French Ethereal and then stop in to see the rest of the Ten on the 10th team. 
I want to give Stacey of Poofing the Pillows credit for starting this group. 
She is missed in the blogging world. 

Linking with, 

Monday:  Our Home Away From Home  (Mondays @ 8) Stone Cottage Adventures Monday @ 5:00


  1. Banners are my all time favorite craft and yours is outstanding! What a charming spin on red, white and blue. I love it!

  2. Kim - obviously I'm in love with banners! Great minds... I already have one for the 4th but this one is so cute that I may have to try it! Happy Ten on the 10th!

  3. This bunting is beautiful. Love the colors as I did when I saw your quilt. Like that it's not so literal and you can use it all summer.


  4. Your home is beautiful! Love the bunting!

  5. I've always wondered what bias tape was! It seems perfect for banners. And even though they've been around, we all still want one. Love yours. I bet your scrap fabric collection is fantastic?!

  6. Katie I am in love with the quilt and your block quilt banner. So pretty. It looks so cute on your mantel. I love it!

  7. I love it. Need to go and make me one.

  8. Katie, I love your banner! Those quilt pieces are so pretty and what a great way to add decor for the 4th...beautiful! Hugs!

  9. Katie, l love this project. Using fabric swatches for Do it yourself decorations is one of my favorite things. Using the bias tape to attach the fabric pieces was a great idea. The banner looks great on your mantle. Vintage and patriotic at the same time.

  10. Katie, your soft patriotic bunting is so pretty ~ gives me an idea to make one for our mantel! I do miss Stacey's blog. Her home was always lovely! Happily pinned to several boards. <3

    Happy summer hugs,
    Barb :)

  11. So cute Katie. You are all coming up with cute things for the 4th and under $10. Very clever and pretty.

  12. Cute banner - at first I thought they were shirt pockets! I imagine that would be a good idea, too! Cute and festive!!

  13. Your bunting is beautiful, Katie, and I love the non-traditional blue. Stepping 'out of the box' is a good thing!

  14. Stacy IS missed in the blogging world! I love your bunting and the pinking shears method. Since I've no machine I think I might be one who would glue but you're right -- the stitching gives it such a smooth finish.