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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Recyle - Bunting Recycled

Who said recycling can't be fun, not me! I love to recycle, reuse and relocate items that can be used in various other ways.  It always brings a smile to my face when I recycle something.

My latest recycle project is made from the 

Original "bunting" received at the FVMQG 2nd Anniversary Party!

A bunting swap was carried out at the this great event for our Guild, and if you brought bunting, you got swapped a different bunting made by one of the other guild members.  

I received this strip of bunting which consisted of 17 bunting "flags" joined by brown bias tape.  There are 4 various prints in shades of brown, pink, hot pink and white.  It's full of great polka dots and prints of modern fun flowers.

The bunting was created by Sherri who was very clever and made her flags into prairie points (by folding the squares into smaller triangles,) so you could re-use the fabric if you wanted.  I think she had a great idea. 

When the in LQG (Langley Quilters Guild) got a request to create Baby (Preemie) Quilts for when the babies are being transported via helicopter etc. this strip of bunting came to mind.  I could recycle it and make a great little preemie quilt.  So off to work I went unpicking this 17 flag strip of bunting.

I have enjoyed seeing it up on my design wall for the last year as a strip of bunting flags, but it really looks great in the design I organised which is now on the design wall as a "recycled item."  Yahoo.

It's a very a simple pattern as the fabric speaks volumes.   

From the original strip of bunting I used 16 square and the remaining square will incorporated into the back.   I plan on  recycling the bias tape she used as the binding too!

Just a little update.  And yes, I have been practising on my wonderful new sewing machine "the beast."  

PS:  still not really sure I like his name, but I'll ponder it some more.

Just a little update.
Thanks for stopping bye. 



  1. What a fabulous idea for the wee babes. Enjoy finishing it up ; )

  2. What did you end up buying? and way to recycle! We were over beside your place the other day, buying chickens from your neighbour! I thought, hey! I know where I am!