Did you know June 14 is National Flag Day here in the United States? It’s the day chosen to commemorate when our young government approved the first design for its first national flag. Since that day way back in 1777, the American flag has become an iconic symbol of freedom around the world.
American flag designs can be found everywhere, and quilts are no exception! We’ve gathered several flag quilts for you to enjoy, and by starting these today you can have one finished in time for the 4th of July! Scroll on to see some red, white and blue designs.
1. 4th of July Quilt as You Go Mini Quilt
Just like its country, this quilt is young, scrappy, and hungry! This mini quilt is made using the Quilt as You Go technique where piecing and assembling the quilt sandwich are done at the same time. If you’re new to this technique, you can try it out with this simple mini quilt.
2. Stars and Stripes Forever
This quilt by Fig Tree & Co. paints a patriotic picture with deep blues and vibrant reds. A variety of stars adorn each flag. Sew this project and display it in any room of your home with pride. Stars and Stripes Forever finishes at 58″ x 71″.
3. Stars & Stripes
This red, white and blue quilt design by Thimble Blossoms is Fat Quarter friendly, making it perfect for your favorite fabric bundle. This quilt and Stars & Stripes 2 (below) are both part of the Stars and Stripes QAL (#starsandstripesqal) going on now, hosted by Julia Davis of Red Rainboots Handmade, the designer Camille Roskelley and Latimer Lane quilts. The pattern has simple step-by-step instructions with colored illustrations and is available in Paper and PDF.
4. Stars & Stripes 2
Craft a sparkling spread of stars with the Stars & Stripes 2 Quilt Pattern. Piece this precut-friendly design by Thimble Blossoms with your favorite Fat Quarters for a patriotic addition to any home. The quilt measures 73″ x 83″, and it’s available in Paper and PDF.
5. Old Glory
This American Flag design is available as a free downloadable pattern. The finished size is 39.5″ x 63.5″, and we think it would be cute hanging on a porch! The pattern uses an ingenious design of cutting out fabric printed with stars so you don’t have to piece them.
If all these flags have you itching to start a quilt, check out the patriotic quilt alongs going on this summer! Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is hosting the American Quilter’s Stitch-Along to benefit Hogs for Heroes, a nonprofit aiding Veterans. And you can check out our FREE quilt pattern called William’s Honor. It’s suitable to make as a Quilt of Valor to donate to veterans and service members.
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