Monday, July 12, 2010

Rainbow Bunting Baby Quilt Tutorial


This tutorial is my addition to luvinthemommyhood's Baby Bonanza.  I was so thrilled when Shannon asked me to be a part of it!



 

Since I've had buntings on my mind lately, the idea for this quilt struck me and I just had to make it.  Here's how I did it.
You'll need:
2 pieces of white quilter's cotton (or a sheet), 25 x 37 inches
1 piece of flannel, 25 x 37 inches
21 bunting flags, 4 inches each (I show how to cut them here)
Bias tape (I show how to make your own here)

Start by laying out your flags across one of the white pieces of fabric, draping them across just like an actual bunting.  When you're happy with your placement, pin them down.
Sew a tiny zig zag across the top of each row of flags. 
Then, starting at one end and working your way up and down each side of the flags, sew a tiny zig zag on the remaining sides. 

Assemble your quilt sandwich.  Flag piece on top, flannel in the middle, other white piece on the bottom.  Pin everything together.
Sew a tiny straight stitch along the top of each row of flags to quilt the layers together.
Bind your quilt with the bias tape, and you're all set! 

A happy little quilt, perfect for a boy or a girl...




There are probably a million possibilities for color combinations for this quilt.  Think of all the buntings you could come up with!!

And since my babies are not such babies any more, I've listed this quilt in my shop if anyone's interested. :)

61 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, and it actually sounds easy enough for me to make, except maybe for the binding part. I will have to have a go at it one day. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  2. Gorgeous! I have been thinking of making a picnic/ beach quilt, wouldn't this bunting be fun for that kind quilt too?! I love it, it is so cheerful looking , thanks xx

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  3. That is just darling!! And it seems pretty easy too :) Great job!

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  4. What a wonderful idea - love it!!!

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  5. So cute! What a great quilt for either girl or boy! :-)

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  6. LOVE this design, Cheryl. It's playful, colorful and beautiful too.

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  7. I too am in LOVE with pennant buntings... This is ADORABLE! Thanks for the Tut...

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  8. I just love this. Super cute. Some little baby will be very lucky to get this.

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  9. VERY cute! I may need to make this on a larger scale to use as a picnic quilt. I've been trying to decide how to use a few of my quilting scraps. I always love the happy fabrics you choose.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute and colorful! Congrats too on making it over 1000!

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  11. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this!! I need to make one, just need to find another baby to make it for haha!

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  12. THIS IS SERIOUSLY ADORABLE. It has really inspired me to try it, after years of giving up quilting. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  13. So cute! Going to have to make one of these soon!

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  14. It is really wonderful!!!! I would like to do it, for my soon coming baby...Hope I found the time, with two littles doing all kind of mischiefs by here!!!

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  15. Thank you for this tutorial-I am making this for my nursery and linked to your blog in my ramblings...visit here if you like! http://freshfibers.blogspot.com/2010/07/baby-on-brain.html

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  16. It's done! Come and see!

    http://freshfibers.blogspot.com/2010/07/finished-blanket.html

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  17. let me just say...this makes me want to have another baby!

    i love bunting!
    beautiful work. love your entire bunting collection on your etsy shop too!

    have a beautiful weekend.

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  18. Such a darling idea! I love it!

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  19. I saw your quilt at Weekend WrapUp and on MummyCrafts. It is absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  20. Very clever! I like the flag look :) Great quilt.

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  21. Oh My Gosh! This is just darling!! SOOOOO CUTE!

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  22. Love this! It would even look good as a wall hanging. Pretty and clever.

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  23. This is so great! I was a guest for this event too! Off to check out your other projects.

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  24. Love it!!! Thanks for your tutorial, wonderful photos! Going to add this to my crafty to do list :)

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  25. that is one of the cutest bunting i have ever seen!

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  26. This is just lovely! I've just found your blog via Whip up - thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. this is just so, so sweet! and your tutorial is awesome! i've included the link in my weekly roundup of inspiring projects and posts, blogged here:
    http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/07/tuesday-tumblr-6.html
    camille

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  28. So cute! I'm definitely going to put this on my to-do list!

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  29. This is a very sweet idea and good for a baby girl or boy! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Going to do this. I just started sewing and have had bunting on my mind, (making some for daughter's 1st birthday) Thanks!

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  31. Such a wonderful, simple idea, thank you! I'm going to get straight to it and attack the scrap piles. Great way to use up odds and ends as well as well-coordinated fabrics.

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  32. I have all my father in law's, who passed away last year shirts. This is a perfect quilt for me to cut them up and make a lovely quilt for my sister in law's baby to be. It really is a happy little quilt for either a girl or a boy and being the case that it will be a surprise them I get to surprise her with something that I know will be very dear to her heart. thank you for.

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  33. Thanks so much for posting this tutorial. I have made one too, and I had so much fun!

    http://maikacreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/waving-in-wind.html

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  34. OMG! I love this! Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow! I'm not a great sewer but I think I can do this. I can't wait to try. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!!

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  35. This is a lovely tutorial for inspiration - i have changed the colours and made longer, thinner triangles - very effective

    http://shesewsonsunday.blogspot.com/2010/12/boy-baby-bunting.html

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  36. Ok... Now I want a baby just so that I can have this quilt.

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  37. I love this quilt-thinking about making a big one for myself!! :)

    Blogged about it here: http://makealong.blogspot.com/2010/07/rainbow-bunting-quilt.html

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  38. I loved this idea so I made one for a friends baby. You can see it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/17552111@N06/5427948309/

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  39. Thanx for that inspiring tutorial and for your site:) I'm gonna try this project this week:)

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  40. I am in LOVE with your bunting quilt! I was wondering if you'd allow me to make a YouTube video tutorial based on it? I would link back to you as the original designer. Here's my YouTube channel
    link if you'd like to see what it would be like:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/madebymarzipan

    PS I wasn't able to email you at cls1981@att.net for some reason... you can email me at madebymarzipan@gmail.com

    Thanks again for the so-cute tutorial!-- Maureen

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  41. I featured your quilt on my blog today!

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. Love this! I added it to the "To Do" list on my blog...that way if I actually get around it it, I'll remember who to give credit to. ;)

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  43. Thanks for this great idea! I made this for my girl friend. The baby is not born yet, but soon.... It was a lot of work - but it was worth it! http://koalaswelt.blogspot.com/2011/05/habe-fertig.html

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  44. Thanks! I made one of these ages ago and finally got around to blogging it.

    http://craftydiem.blogspot.com/2011/06/baby-quilts.html

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  45. Thanks for the inspiration! I saw this ages ago and finally got around to making it. You can see mine here http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2011/12/tutorial-bias-tape-frames-for-fabric.html I made sure to link back to you in the post.

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  46. Thank you so much for this great inspiration! I made my little girl a duvet-cover using this idea! http://creadientje.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/feest-in-bed/

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  47. Thanks for taking time to make this tutorial. It'll help me a lot since I'm still fresh at quilting. :)


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  48. I gave you a shout out with my daughter's version of your quilt here: http://prairiescraps.blogspot.com/2012/07/bunting-baby-quilt.html#comment-form. My 13 yo daughter will be taking this to the fair this year!

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  49. I made this for my baby boy who is due Sept 26, and I am completely in love with it! I totally linked to your tutorial because I knew I couldn't write one as good as yours! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    http://thelutonstakeloganville.blogspot.com/2012/08/nursery-diy-week-simple-bunting-quilt.html

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  50. I love this!! It is so creative!! I am going to have to make one!! Thank you for posting this!! I would love it if you Checked out my blog :)
    oneofakind-kikistok.blogspot.com

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  51. I just finished making mine for a friend who is expecting! What a fantastic tutorial! I am so proud of my finished product! I hope she likes it too!

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