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Monday, June 8, 2009

Long May She Wave

Here's a tutorial just in time for America's Independence Day!
You can create two waving flags with one fat quarter of each print.
Lay your blue piece in the upper left hand corner of your red stripe piece.
Pin in place. Do NOT use a fusible webbing, it will make the next steps harder.  
With a zig-zag stitch go around the right and bottom edge of the blue print.  
Flip your project over and cut out the red stripe fabric from the corner you added your blue.  I cut leaving about 1/4".
Press your 'flag'.
Lay your flag on your cutting board, and cut strips vertically anywhere from 2" to 1" strips.
I cut 2", 1 3/4", 1", 1 1/2" etc.  Don't cut less than 1 1/2" from the left or right side.
With 1/4" seam allowance, sew your cut strips back together.  
Press seam toward larger strip.
Trim along the wavy top and bottom to clean up the edges.
Applique onto a background of your choice.  You can make this into a pillow cover, wall hanging, table runner etc, etc!

14 comments:

Pat said...

I love this.......would you care if I copied the photo and linked people from my blog to yours for this tutorial?

Stephanie said...

What a terrific project. Thanks!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

The 4th of July is my #1 Holiday even before Christmas, thank you for sharing, that is a great red stripe fabric!!

Candace said...

Brilliant, Mel! Thanks for a terrific tutorial!
Cheers!

Hermano y Hermana Kroff said...

You are so darn talented. Love, Mom

dotti white said...

Mel, I love this project and I am so excited to try it! Have a great week!

Jenny said...

Wow Melissa, this is great and so easy I have been looking for a flag something to do on a quilt for our front window. Thanks for the tutorial....

Kaye said...

I definately am going to do this, its so nice. Hardest part of project will be finding the red & white fabric! Thanks Pat for sending me to Mel's Place. Mel thanks for sharing

OsageBluffquilter said...

I love that flag!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Another awesome tutorial...so cute!
Thanks,
~Karen~

Hillary said...

Very cute Mel! I did a similar project to this done with raw edge strips without the wave (which looks great by the way!) when I was very first married and had no money for decorations but didn't want an empty house! It's such a simple project with great results!

Dawn said...

Way cool!! I heart it!! Just got back from girls camp and checkin out blogs!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well done! This is fabulous. I love all your tutorials.

Deb said...

I come back to this site often for the flag tutorial. I love it. Makes a nice addition to the back of a patriotic quilt. Thanks so much.