Patriotic Quilts for Flag Day

Growing up Flag Day was a big deal (or so it seemed to my seven-year-old self) in my elementary school. The whole school assembled in front of the school in the bus circle and an enterprising eighth grader came down from the middle school and played “Taps” on a bugle as the flag was raised in front of everyone. It was extremely moving and even though it’s a memory from so long ago it sticks in my mind as a wonderful honoring of the American flag and everything it represents.

Photo by Getty Images/ franckreporter

Photo by Getty Images/ franckreporter

Similar sentiments regarding the flag are common, as evidenced by the multitudes of flag patterns available. We’d like to offer you this FREE flag quilt pattern, “Firework Flag” to get your sewing started this flag day!

“Firework Flag” by Gigi Khalsa

“Firework Flag” by Gigi Khalsa

I love a mini quilt that can be utilized in so many different ways!

Bonus points to this little pattern as it celebrates the red, white, and blue in a great, patriotic quilt. This mini quilt can be used just like that—a small wall hanging, or can be easily be made into a pillow (it finishes at 18″ square). Use some colored canvas or Essex linen in place cotton fabric and create a great outdoor decoration as well. Because this quilt is so small, it can be used as a ‘block’ for a larger project.

Wouldn’t this be a fun block to make into a table runner?

Sew three or four blocks in a row with sashing in between and you have instant style! Looking for additional instructions to make this project into a pillow or wall hanging? We’ve got you covered! Check out this tutorial on how to construct a pillow back and this tutorial to for traditional binding techniques.

We’re big fans of patriotic projects at The Quilting Company, so we’ve put together a number of other resources for your red, white, and blue inspiration. Check out the Patriotic Quilts eBook by Fons & Porter.

Interested in learning more about patriotic quilts?

Check out this amazing blog for inspiration and information!

Don’t forget to download the FREE “Firework Flag” quilt pattern!

Sew long,
Katie

Feature image by Getty Images/CatLane.

 

 

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