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April 20th, 2014

Giant Wall Flag… I Pledge Allegiance

by Julie Hirt

I think it’s giant anyway, measuring 57″ x 108″.

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My brother has a large blank wall and came up with an idea for a wall flag. Thankfully he just wanted something to hang and not an actual quilt.

His requirements were:

  • Big
  • Looks kind of old / frayed
  • Pledge of Allegiance on it

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To make it look a little old I stitched the stars leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ raw edges, so those would fray.  I also chose marbled fabrics so there are no bright whites.  Then I clipped around the edges so those will fray a bit.

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The letters were the hardest part.  First, I wrote directly on the fabric with a tan sharpie.  It was nerve-wracking because if I messed up, it would be a total pain in the ass the fix.

Using black thread I stitched over each letter 7-8 times.  Stitching the letters took f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

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That’s Lizzie’s leg poking through.  Taking pictures was a little tough but you can get a better feel for the size.

Overall I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

(Don’t look at the stars…. crap! Yes, I *just*noticed this. Oh well. It’s a likeness of the flag. Don’t see what I did there? Good.)


PS.  If you find any grammatical errors, do not tell me!





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