Butterfly Bunting

Bunting and garlands are my favorite way to decorate. Here is a quick quilty springtime project, good for fat quarter or scraps. Finish with ribbon ties, vintage buttons and pipe cleaner.
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Make a toast shaped pattern, 5"h x 6"w. [I like brown grocery bags for pattern paper.]

Make a quilt sandwich, where both sides are "top" worthy fabrics. Butterflies are reversible. Stitch on pattern outline. [I used spray basting and regular stitching foot.] Cut out with pinking shears.
Quilt toasts. [I made swirly shapes with darning foot and mismatched bobbin thread.]

Hand basted and gather center of toast shapes.
Now you have a butterfly :)
Use 1/2 stick of pipe cleaner folded in a V shape. Tack on back of butterfly.
Finish Butterfly front with 3 large [more than 1"] buttons.
TIP:  For perfect spacing, sew on the center button first.
Tack Butterflies together at top edges. Tack ribbon ties to end butterflies.
  • ALTERNATE ENDING:  Extra Butterflies? Attach a clothes pin to back of butterfly with hot glue gun.
Happy Springtime & Happy Quilting

3 comments:

  1. Adorable, I should get my act together and make some for my Easter display x x thanks for the tutorial

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  2. Really cute and looks quite easy to make! Thanks

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  3. i love this idea and how it turned out! the clothes pin back would be fun too.

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