Thursday, June 17, 2010
More Patriotic Items
Yesterday I finished sewing 8 new patriotic cloth napkins. They are about 10 inches squared. Now we have 3 different sets of patriotic napkins. I am liking the 10" squared ones more than the 5" x 10" ones.
While going through my old blog posts for patriotic images the other day, I realized that my flag quilt was made long before I started reading blogs (or having one). I made this quilt over 4 years ago. What I did was to sew the flag like normal (13 stripes, stars, and a wide border). I made it longer than what I wanted it to be. Then I cut it into stripes and shifted the stripes so that it looked like it was blowing in the wind. Then I pinned it and sewed it back together again. Next I trimmed up the sides and sewed on another border. After machine sewing it, I learned about a walking foot. I wish I knew about it before, because there are some puckers in the quilting. This was a very simple quilt to make. I love making holiday themed quilts for my kids.