Cutter Quilt Spring Bunting [Quick & Easy]

Hi there! I always pick up “cutter” quilts whenever I find them while vintage shopping since they come in handy for so many craft projects. I decided to use a pretty pink one I had on hand to make a farmhouse spring bunting. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but I put a pattern for the individual “flags” in the Member Library!

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Farmhouse spring bunting from a cutter quilt


Materials for Making a Farmhouse Style Bunting

pink and white cutter quilt for farmhouse style buntingHere’s a quilt I bought last year at a garage sale for just $2.00 (crazy, right?). Filled with small holes, rips, and brown staining, it cried out for repurposing. I’d date it to about the 1920’s or 30’s judging by the colors and fabrics.

Particularly during the Depression, quilters would incorporate old clothing into their projects. The patterned fabric with the white background looks to me like a print from men’s pajamas. What do you think? The calico might have been a special purchase, or it may have come from a dress.

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antique white cotton seam binding for farmhouse style buntingI used this nice antique cotton seam binding that I happened to have on hand.

pattern for farmhouse style buntingI decided to make two buntings–a larger and a smaller one. Here you see the measurements I used for each of the flags.

Step 1. Pin the pattern to the quilt and cut out as many flags as you’d like. I cut twelve for the larger one, nine for the smaller one

pennants cut from old pink and white cutter quiltStep 2: Lay your flags out and run a thin bead of hot glue along the top of the first flag. 

Step 3: Press the seam binding onto the hot glue and press lightly to adhere the two together well. NOTE: Be sure to leave some loose seam binding on both ends for tying your bunting into place.

Step 4: Repeat until all the flags have been attached to the seam binding.

A farmhouse style bunting from a cutter quiltI hung the smaller bunting across the ironstone cupboard in the dining area of my kitchen.

mantel with french door, wreath, dogs, and farmhouse style buntingThe larger one I’ve hung over my mantel, which I’m in the process of redecorating.

portion of farmhouse style bunting with staffordshire dog and green wreathI’m enjoying the simplicity right now, but I’ve been working on a mirror makeover to give the mantel a whole new look. Stay tuned!

side view of farmhouse style bunting from a pink and white cutter quiltBuntings are sweet and cheerful, adding some nice vintage charm to the house.

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Other buntings I have made:

Spring I
Spring II

I’d love it if you’d pin me!

Learn how to make a farmhouse bunting from an old cutter quilt!








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  1. So precious! I’ve been thinking the very same…that I’d like to try my hand at making bunting. I’ve never done it. I can’t bring myself to cut up my own old quilts yet though. Sure would like to find some at good prices like you did.

  2. Diana I LOVE THIS! So sweet to put the old memories to great use. I’m a real sucker for bunting of all kinds so this is right up my alley. Now all I need to do is snag some vintage quilts or fabric. Xo kathleen

  3. Diana, your bunting turned out lovely! Love the colors and I’m a pushover for old quilts! Blessings, Cecilia

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  6. such a great idea. i want to come over and see all these things in your home . of course, i would probably sew the binding ,not glue

  7. I could cut up “wounded” linens with a clean conscience but I just haven’t come across any quilts yet! I have enjoyed making all kinds of garlands–usually using jute or bakery twine to hang precut felt hearts and bunnies, foam gingerbread men, snowmen, butterflies, faux leaves, copies of vintage postcards, flags of scrapbook paper, you name it. I have an archway between my front hall and living room that is the perfect place for them! I find great choices at craft stores AFTER the holiday when they are on clearance.

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