Stitching History: sewing the stripes

Stitching History is a project to reproduce the Star Spangled Banner flag that was made 200 years ago during this same summer time period. Today I spent the afternoon at the Maryland Historical Society stitching ten (10) feet of the long stripes. Before you’re allowed to sew more than a single stitch on the flag, you have to take a lesson on how to make the stitches. The fabric edges are all enclosed so each seam gets sewn 3 times. Today, we were sewing the last step so we opted to skip the lesson on the first 2 steps so we could get started sewing. We’d been there about 40 minutes before anyone started showing us how to do the stitching.

Visitors to the Historical Society who wander into the work room are allowed to take one stitch in the quilt.

You can see more about the project progress with pictures at Dawn’s blog.

The flag will fly over Ft. McHenry on Defender’s Day in September.

Advertisements

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s