Cutter Quilt Project: a Farmhouse Style Fall Bunting

I love a good quick project and I have one of those for you today. It’s a cutter quilt project: a farmhouse style fall bunting that you can whip up in no time at all.

It appeared in Farmhouse Style magazine last fall (photos at the end), an ongoing collaboration that I really enjoy.

Cutter Quilt Project: A Farmhouse Style Bunting

Materials to Create a Farmhouse Style Bunting

cutter quilt in red, blue, and grayTo create a farmhouse style bunting, start with an old “cutter” quilt, that is, a quilt that is in pretty rough shape and cannot be repaired.

Why cut up a perfectly good quilt when in actual fact, there are loads of worn out antique quilts just waiting to be repurposed?

glue gun and antique white seam bindingThis post contains affiliate links for products necessary to complete the project. This is both for your convenience as well as to support my blog, as I receive a small compensation whenever you click on such a link and make any sort of purchase, for which I thank you.


bunting pattern for fall farmhouse bunting

How to Make a Farmhouse Bunting from a Cutter Quilt

farmhouse style bunting in progress with antique white seam bindingAs it turns out, the pattern on the cutter quilt I used is called “maple leaf.” Perfect for a fall bunting right?? You can just make out the shape in some of the pennants in this photo.

Here are the super simple directions for making this bunting:

  • Step 1: Cut the pennant pattern and pin to cutter quilt. 
  • Step 2: Cut out as many pennants as you want for your bunting (I cut 12).
  • Step 3: Lay out your pennants and apply a line of hot glue along the top, lay down the seam binding, and pat lightly to secure (one pennant at a time). Be sure to leave some loose seam binding on each end for hanging.

It’s that simple! I love to have bunting hanging in my house, whether it’s on a French door in our downstairs hallway or draped across the fireplace mantel in the living room.

Keep in mind that colorful bunting can really add an extra “something” to your antique or market booth, and as an added bonus, it sells really well.

You may be concerned that I haven’t finished the edges of my pennants. While this would certainly make it look more professional and make it more durable, the time it would take to accomplish this is too much in my mind.

While I definitely want the projects that I make for resale to be attractive, I especially want them to be quick and easy. This is one of those!

Completed Cutter Quilt Project: A Farmhouse Style Fall Bunting

farmhouse style bunting hanging on a french doorHere you see the banner hung on the antique French door I mentioned.

wreath with cutter quilt bunting and amazing grace signWith a white berry wreath in the center and the handmade “Amazing Grace” sign on top, it created just the farmhouse look I was after.

Side view of cutter quilt project (farmhouse banner) with wreath and Amazing Grace signSimple, but warm and welcoming, too.

Cutter Quilt Alternatives

If you really want to make a bunting but don’t happen to have an old tattered quilt on hand, here are some alterative materials you can use:

Farmhouse Style Magazine 

Farmhouse style magazineI feel so blessed to create content for a quality magazine like Country Sampler’s Farmhouse Style. Issued with an aesthetically pleasing matte finish cover, it always has so many fresh, new ideas to try.

If you’d like to get the magazine right in your mailbox, you can buy this issue (fall 2019) (I have four projects inside) or save money and buy a full subscription (4 issues/year). Naturally, I bought a subscription for each of my parents 🙂

Other posts you’d enjoy: Denim bunting, Sweater bunting, Flannel shirt bunting

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  1. So cute! It wouldn’t take too much extra time to sew the binding on instead of hot gluing. Hot glue doesn’t last forever on stuff…. I have found! I’m going to try this. I have some old quilts that belonged to my mother that I’ve been making stuff out of. I have made several of your things and they always sell! I’m getting ready to make your spool/Christmas trees today….I love your items that you come up with! Thank you!

    1. I hear you about the hot glue Shannon, but I’ve actually had great success with it when making these buntings, maybe because it attaches nicely to all the loose threads on the quilt pieces? But sewing would absolutely make the whole thing more permanent. (Sewing’s not my favorite…)

      I am SO glad my projects are selling well for you. That totally makes my day. I’d love to know which ones (cuz I’m curious that way) and would love to see photos, too!! Are you in my FB group (Your Vintage Headquarters)? I’d love it if you’d post some phots there…

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an encouraging note 🙂

  2. This is so cute. I love how it’s quilted. Thank you for sharing it on the Farmhouse Friday link party. Hope you link up again soon. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love this idea, and I am going to make one before my next antique show! How much would you charge for something like this? Thanks again for sharing!!!

    1. It really depends Bev on how long your bunting is and the color scheme. I’d list my 10-pennant example for about $20. Good luck with yours–I’d love to hear how it goes!!

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