4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland

I know you may be wondering how we can continue to produce the cutest and most creative patriotic crafts around. Right?!? Well, let me tell you that when you have the most creative Contributors around…the crafty goodness just keeps on coming and coming. I am loving these red, white and blue inspired crafts and I know you are too. Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is here sharing another incredible 4th of July craft that is full of American pride and lots of yummy ribbon and fabric. Enjoy!

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Hi there! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here to share a fun and easy to make patriotic craft with you today. I may be fairly new to the whole sewing gig, but fabric and I go way back. I love using it in no sew projects, and that’s exactly what this rag ribbon garland is – no sew!

4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
You can use any fabrics you like. Ribbon, too! The more the merrier.
I selected various patterns and solids.

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4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Start by cutting the length of the fabrics to 15″. Then begin cutting the strips. 
For the solid fabrics, I cut 1″ wide strips and for the patterned fabrics, I cut 1 1/2″ strips.
The knits arrived as a long thin piece of fabric 10 1/2″ wide. I kept that as their length and cut 1″ strips.
If you pull the ends of the knit strips at the same time, the sides will curl around into a tube.
The ribbons were also cut to 15″ long.

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The fabrics obviously have a front with a pattern and a back without. We want to ensure that the pattern shows at the front of the bunting. 
1. To attach the fabric to the length of twine so that you only see the front of the fabric, place the ends on top of each other, right side up. The top will form a loop. Place the loop 1″ above the twine. 
2. Take the stacked ends of the strip up behind the twine then through the loop. Pull down gently.
3. Pull both ends of the strip to tighten the knot around the twine.
Repeat with all of the fabric and ribbon.

4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I added the strips in no particular order, only following a red then white then blue pattern.
I used approximately 13 strips of each fabric/ribbon.
The final length of the rag ribbon bunting was 47″, but you can easily make it as long or short as you like.

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I love a good patriotic project, and I think the bunting has made a great addition to my red, white, and blue mantel. 
I already have fun plans for the leftover material!

I am loving this patriotic garland. It is so simple yet stunning and stupendous! Thank you Michele for sharing this fun and festive project with us! For more wonderful and innovative projects by Michele, make sure to take a peek at her blog The Scrap Shoppe.

Isn’t this red, white and blue garland so awesome? Check out these other fun garlands you are sure to love too…

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Are you officially counting down the days to the 4th of July yet? Oh man…we sure are at our house. The excitement is building until we get to go to the parade, play with Grandpa and Grandma and cousins galore, and of course watch as the night sky is filled with brilliants bursts of explosive color!

What you most excited about for this 4th of July?

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  1. Posted June 13, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Ok this is just the cutest!! I love the fabrics and ribbons you used, they are so bright and perfect!! And they look soooooo fabulous on your mantel!! I love it!

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      Posted June 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bev! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love this fun garland and how incredible and festive it looks too! Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Lindsay Hunsaker
    Posted May 13, 2015 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    This is so darling! We are going to do it at our next Girl’s night! How much would you say one garland would cost? How much fabric did you have left over from what you purchased?

    Thanks so much for your help!

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      Posted May 20, 2015 at 10:23 am | Permalink

      Hi Lindsay! Thank you for your question. Isn’t this garland so cute? I love it too! Michelle used all Fat Quarters and 1/4 yards of fabric which all range from $2.50-$3.00 a piece (roughly). She used 9 different pieces of fabric and cut the whole fat quarter or 1/4 yard into 1″ or 1 1/2″ strips and used about 13 strips of each fabric. If you decide to use 9 different pieces of fabric as well, you could pay approximately $27.00 in fabric and then you would have the cost of twine and ribbon. When you order ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat (if you ordered the same kind Michele used in her garland) you will get 5 yards for $2.95/ribbon spool and $1.40/yard for the white lace. I hope this information helps! Thank you Lindsay and good luck with your fun garland! Michelle 🙂

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