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Bunting


Required Materials:

  • 0.25 m Print 1 (must be non-directional)
  • 0.25 m Print 2
  • 0.25 m Reverse 1
  • 0.25 m Reverse 2
  • 0.25 m for bias / bunting tape
  • 0.65 m interfacing (I used SF101, but you could also use fusible fleece or any other fusible interfacing, such as Decor Bond)
  • template material (cardboard, template plastic or foam core)
  • ruler
  • marking tool 
  • point turner

Optional Materials:

  • 1" Bias Tape Maker tool

 

To begin,  make the flag template using template plastic.  Draw a line 8" long and mark the halfway point.  At this mark, draw a 9" line perpendicular to the first line.  Then draw connecting lines from the bottom of the 9" line to each end of the 8" line.

Cut out and use to trace triangle on the various fabrics:

  • Print 1 = 6 
  • Print 2 = 5
  • Reverse 1 = 6
  • Reverse 2 = 5
  • interfacing = 11

Next, press interfacing to wrong side of each of the Print fabrics.  Pair each Print fabric with the corresponding Reverse fabric, right sides together.  Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch down each side of the flag, leaving the top (8" line) open for turning.  Turn each flag right side out, using the point turner to get a nice point.  Press well.

To make the tape, cut 4 strips of 2" by width of fabric strips.  Join together to make one long piece.  Use the bias tape maker tool to turn the edges in.  Fold in half lengthwise and press.  Find the centre and mark.  Place the middle of a Print 2 flag at the centre mark and secure (using pins or clips).  Continue placing and securing flags outward, making sure to alternate the designs.  I like to leave approximately 1 1/2" between the flags.  You can vary the spacing, just be consistent.  Stitch along the edge of the binding tape, making sure to catch both sides.  Knot the ends, hang and admire.

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