accent pillow case baby burlap decorative How to Sew a 4th of July Bunting decorative pillow shams

The 4th of July is one of the most popular holidays in our family. It may have something to do with the heat finally arriving in Chicago, our annual trip to northern Michigan or the anticipation of watching small town fireworks over the lake. Last year at WeAllSew, I shared directions to make my Summer Sparkler Quilt. This year I’m continuing the tradition of decorating for the holiday, with instructions to make your very own 4th of July Star Bunting.

Pattern by Faith Jones, Fresh Lemons Quilts

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Finished Length: 9 feetaccent pillow case baby burlap decorative, 11 triangles

For my Star Bunting, I used a scrappy mix of about 15 red, white and blue fabrics. You can use fabrics from your stash, scrap bucket, or even a layer cake.

You can trace the template onto the fabric and cut out using fabric scissors, or optionally, use a quilting ruler and rotary cutter.

I chose to stitch all the way down on one side, and then all the way down on the second side, creating an “X” at the bottom point.? If you would rather stitch your first side and stop 1/4″; away from the bottom point, pivot, and then stitch 1/4″; back up the second side, you may do that as well.?

Select your small star.? Peel off the paper Heat ‘n Bond backing.? Place the smaller star centered on top of the larger star.

Following the Heat ‘n Bond Ultra manufacturer’s directions, adhere the stars to the triangle.

I used three pins per bunting triangle.

You will be left with a bit of bias tape at each end of your bunting, which will allow you to tie it to posts and railings.

Hang your Star Bunting and enjoy!?

The day my kids go back to school after winter break is when the New Year officially starts for me.? Because while they’re still home, I’m still in vacation mode.? The routine is off, everyone stays up later, we play a little harder, watch more movies, eat more treats, and everyone sleeps in a little later (hallelujah!).

Hello Everyone,

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