Wednesday, June 1, 2016

How I sewed the flag together

Yesterday Camilla left a comment on my post about finishing my flag quilt, wondering how I sew the modules together.  Here's the step-by-step:

After each module is quilted, cut neat, straight edges.

Cut a narrow strip of fabric to stabilize the seam -- a little less than one inch wide.  Stitch it to one of the modules.

Butt the edges of the two modules and zigzag over the join.  I use a stitch that goes five stitches in one direction, then five stitches back.

Here's the finished seam.

All those loose threads caught under the quilting stitches are deliberate.  It is what you might call a distressed finish.

Sometimes I do additional stitching to join more strongly, or just because I feel like it.  Here's the back view.  This is pretty distressed as well, with raw edges and miscellaneous fabrics.  I'll write more about that in my next post.


  1. Thanks for sharing your methods. Love it.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post this in answer to my question! That's a great technique which adds an additional unique design element. Looking forward to your next post!