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August 13, 2013

Our long term readers will know that I have a penchant for making bunting…
Classroom bunting 1
I spy Baby Bunting!
Most often, I make it for people’s babies, but sometimes for other occasions, too.Thanksgiving bunting
Baby bunting

This was really an exercise in scrap-busting.  I have a box of scraps which are too small to do much with, but I keep them just in case I need a quilt square, a bit of applique or a bunting triangle!
More baby bunting
Lyra and Daisy bunting

The bunting to end all bunting…

One morning when Baba Tweedie was napping, I let Little Tweedie loose in my sewing room and asked her to choose scraps for the bunting.  She chose some fabrics that I definitely wouldn’t have chosen (the plain beige cotton for one!), but I indulged her.  I did, however, try to jazz the plainer triangles up with some of the Suki Iron-On Transfers Julia had given to me a few months ago.

This bunting is 8.25m long, has 52 triangles, which meant I actually cut 104 triangles and sewed them together!  I also made my own bias binding – I made about 9 metres of the stuff!

And here it is, in various poses…

Bunting 1 Bunting 6 Bunting 5 Bunting 4 Bunting 3 Bunting 2

One of the lovely things about this bunting is its personal meaning.  I remember where each triangle came from, whether it was given to me or leftover from a project.  And it’s always good to use up scraps!

  1. anne carter permalink
    August 14, 2013 12:01 am

    That’s a great idea and lovely for little Tweedie to start getting creative with you. I recognised some of your dresses in the scraps. I might start looking to my scraps in a different way now. Thanks for the tip.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 14, 2013 10:18 am

      Definitely a nice way to use up scraps!

  2. August 14, 2013 9:34 am

    Love it 🙂 That’s an impressive amount of bunting…

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 14, 2013 10:19 am

      Thank you! I think I’m all bunting-ed out, now!

  3. August 14, 2013 9:42 am

    That’s a great idea to use up scraps! It’s lovely to have every triangle a memory 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 14, 2013 10:20 am

      It is nice. It makes the garden look prettier too!

  4. August 16, 2013 8:09 pm

    I keep keeping bits that “will be useful for… Something” and this may be it!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      August 17, 2013 10:47 am

      Do it! 🙂

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