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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11 Comments to “Giant Wall Flag… I Pledge Allegiance”

  1. Gorgeous darling! Simply gorgeous!!!!!

    (The letters would of made me bat poop crazy!)


  2. Love, love, love the flag, the pledge, your hard work, your brothers patriotism! It is not only a beautiful work for your brother, also for our great country!

  3. It looks great! Your brother is lucky you were willing to make that for him.

  4. It turned out great! Very nice work!!!! :) Happy Easter! -Brittany

  5. That’s so cool!! What a great gift and way to make it happen! :)

  6. A- this looks cool! , B- all those words would give me a panic attack:) You did an awesome job! Love it.

  7. You are such an awesome sister. Nice job with all of those letters. Very nice!

  8. Sister of the year goes to you! This is awesome!

  9. OMG! This is AMAZING! Great job – oh those letters…my goodness. You did awesome!

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