Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Flag Day (One Day Late)!

Happy Belated Flag Day everyone! I kind of dropped the ball not getting this up this weekend, didn't I? Well, July 4th is coming up soon, so I'm still early for that. This photo is of our Flag Day Farm twill tape. It is much like our red, white and blue "measuring tape" twill tape that has been so popular. Same great quality and Minick and Simpson look. What would you do with this tape if you had it? I have bound quilts with the measuring tape twill tape and Polly has bound rugs with it. I expect to do the same with this once I get it into my hot little hands. (Polly is sharing these photos of her spool). Comment on this post and tell us what you would do with it - and be eligible to win a whole spool!!!! Yes, 25 yards. Comment before midnight June 17th - Wednesday and we will pick a winner with the random number generator at www.random.org.
Good luck everyone!

Laurie

119 comments:

Liz said...

I would edge the sheets that go under my red, white and blue quilt and make a few pillows to toss on top!

SheilaS said...

I'm not very creative, but I think I would make a small quilt about 15" x 18" or so, in blue and white/tan. Then I would sew the Flag twill tape on both the top and bottom portion, making the quilt red,white & blue, before I put the binding on. Viola! Done!

Kwiltsfl said...

I would bind quilts with it - like the Chippewa Nine Patch I have in process.

Karen

Maria said...

It would even look cute on a shelf!!!

Jody said...

I've been collecting bits and pieces of "Prairie Paisley" over the past year to make a rw&b "quilt of valor" for my nephew, who served in Iraq. He was on guard at the installation where Saddam H. was held after his capture. I will either use a pattern from AP&Q Apr. 08 or Confetti Cake, from The Pattern Basket. It would be so cool to bing thisquilt w/the flag tape......y'all have a great day!

Robin C said...

Gosh you could use this for everything, at the bottom of curtains in a Red/White/Blue room, make fabric out of it by weaving it in a pattern and then sew a pillow out of it. Lots of options. What a neat spool to have.

Jody said...

PS -- binding up some holiday placemats would be neat, too!

lesthook said...

Pillows,binding, and so many other things!

kristie said...

Two thoughts...one I would love to bind a quilt with it and then tie some on a circle of wire and dangle lengths to blow in the wind...like a patriotic wind sock..without the sock ;o) kristie

kjb139 said...

Would love to have this tape to bound my quilt "Welcome Home"!!! I think it would be a great finish to a great quilt pattern!

Kathy in
Massachusetts

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

What would I do with it? I would bind and trim and embellish just about everything I own! Just love it.

Anonymous said...

I think I would make a strippy quilt with it...You guys make the best stuff!
~Joyce

Dianne said...

I think that this would be super cute edging on some denim panel drapes in my game room!

Gayle said...

Oh MY! How delicious! I would use the flag twill tape with my bunting and display it all summer long. Then, use it to bind an Americana rug I'm working on.

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I would incorporate this into a small quilt for my table. It would make a great table runner. Thanks for letting me enter...Angie H

Domestic Designer said...

I would use it to bind a "picnic quilt" that I am working on now. The backing is a woven stars and stripes design. Count me in!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

That stuff is so darn cute! I could totally see binding a quilt. Trim on covers for throw pillows would be awesome too. I wonder what it would look like for trim on the hem of some jeans or capri's? Oh! And apron strings of course! I hope I win.

Barbara said...

I might use it on the edge of a pillow case or on a purse....

Gwendie said...

I think I'd use it around the sides of a rw&b pin cushion! Or several for gifts if I had 25 yards. And put it around the bottom of the skirt on a doll dress. Maybe weave it with r,w,& b strips going the other direction and make placemats.

arlyce said...

Laurie, I have some antique hand made lace that I want to use to edge pillowcases and sheets. I would use the tape on them, with the lace coming out from the bottom of the tape. I'd also use it to bind a rug that I am doing that has a flag and to edge a quilt (now, if I could just use some to embellish me!). I'd also like to use it to make ties that would close pillow covers and to hang plain white curtains. You have the cutest things. arlyce

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I would have to bind a rug with it!! And it would make a nice tie on a package! And I might share some with a friend! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Linda K said...

Hi! I would use it as trim on a tote I'm making from Prairie Paisley and my Red, White , and Blue room would love the whole spool sitting on the shelf in my corner cupboard!! Thanks for a chance to win. I LOVE your designs!!

Linda said...

I would trim my pillow cases and also one of the quilts from your fabrics. I can think of endless ways to use it. Never goes out of style.
Linda

SueBee said...

I would put it on all of my QOV labels. It would go across the top of the label. I also have an Americana room and I would put it on the bottom of the curtains. It is very American.

Becky said...

Happy Flag Day to you, too! Wow! This tape would look great on the Red, White, and Blue (used Prairie Paisley charm pack) quilt I am just finishing sewing the rowss. Would make super binding for patriotic quilts. Would love to use it and share with my quilting buddies who are also doing patriotic quilts.

Thanks for your generous give-away!

Lizzie said...

Wow, this tape is wonderful. I sure hope you have a lot of it available. I would use it on pillow cases, sheets, pillows, place mats. coasters, on a hat rim, a small quilt binding and oh so much more. Please enter me in your drawing!

Lizzie

Jerilynn Lijewski said...

I would trim fabric grocery bags for all my grown-up children.

A Sentimental Journey said...

Ohhhh! I would put the entire spool next to my sewing machine and pet it every day . . . . heehee! Thanks for sharing :)

MJinMichigan said...

I would bind a quilt with it, edge matching pillowcases and display the rest on top of the bookcases in my sewing room.

Carol said...

I'd like to wrap it around some of my old wooden thread spools and make a garland for the 4th!

Anonymous said...

Your twill tape would look great along the bottom of woven plaid tea towels. Terry

Karen said...

Oh, my! Since I have in my stash 2 American primer layer cakes, 5 American primer charm packs (plus the table runner ready to quilt on my machine) and a prairie paisley jelly roll and many charms... and of course corresponding yardage... I would use it for BINDING many of these things, and also in pillows (i have yardage for those)... and maybe drapery tiebacks/valances... I'm just decorating my basement family room in red white and blue so this would be an awesome addition - thanks for doing the giveaway!

Dawn Heese said...

It would be great handles on a tote.

Lisa D. said...

I would like to make little coin purses to give my quilt shop coworkers for our holiday gift exchange!

moosecraft said...

I'd probably cut each flag separate and use them as labels for hooked rugs, appliques, etc... Bind the edges of hooked rugs too... heck, any way a flag can get into a handmade item these days will be a marked visible reminder that Americans do have the talent and drive to create and work with their hands! :-)

Sherri said...

I could definitely use some to bind some patriotic table runners and wall hangings I'm making..but I just thought it would also be great to put with selvedges from my patriotic stash and make a litle bag!

Jo said...

I would have to make a keepsake item for my daughter - her bday is June 14th - Flag Day - and this year she turned 21!

Jo

Margo said...

I would design a great hooked rug, dye the wool then hook it so that I could use this wonderful binding on it!

sranft said...

Great ribbon! I think I would decorate a red, white and blue pillow to celebrate the 4th.

Debi said...

Laurie- Please enter me in your contest. I think it would make great sashing and border on a small quilt. Debi

scottylover said...

Hi! This is great! I have a signature block quilt top made from red white and blue fabrics that I would love to use this as a binding on! I've had the blocks since 2006 and just now got the top together. Having the binding all ready would surely move it to the top of the list for quilting! :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I would edge the Minick quilt kit (the red, white and blue one from McCall's quilting); edge a pillow to go with it; and just look at the rest of it in my sewing room, because it's gorgeous!!!!

Becky

Margaret said...

Oh I definitely like the idea of using it as binding for a quilt. I have a couple of quilts all kitted up from your collections that would look great with that as binding!

Linda Caldwell said...

I would bind my 9 patch quilt that i am working on as well as the pillows to match. What a treat to have.

natderueil said...

That would make a greattttttttt binging!
Nat, from Paris, France

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, I would like to bind a rug with it. Also wrap spools as another person said. So many wonderful ideas here.

Helen said...

I would bind my red, white, and blue Folk Art Sampler with it. And wrap gifts. Those are just for starters.

rebecca said...

Cool spool of tape. I'd design a quilted purse around it!!

Tate said...

I would use it to bind grain sack and ticking pillows.

debbie said...

Happy Flag Day, too! would bind the Patriotic checkers rug I am hooking (VERRRY slowly, took a class from Polly in March!)If I don't win the binding, maybe she'd let me win the crock behind it in the pic? LOL! You are both so talented, thanks for all that you do for the rest of us! Debbie :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Well there's a ton of cool stuff you could do, like cut little flag lenghts and sew them like labels on tote bags and maybe on a girl gang jacket. And what about as shelf edging? I have to agree though, someone suggested the spool is nice looking and wouldn't it be good to gaze at it.

Maybe I could include it in my next film?

Nancy King/Simply Primitive Gifts said...

This flag tape is just the best! I would use it for ribbon on my primitive tree tree or as a bow on a twig wreath. Another thought...bows on packages wrapped in brown paper

Lea said...

I'd love to use those for the quilt I'm making for my DH. Maybe, around the borders.... :-)

Lynn said...

I am with Polly. I would bind my hooked rugs with it. What a fantastic idea!

Kathy said...

I would use it to bind or cover the edges of a tote or as the trim on the edges of a book cover...perhaps a journal or address book with either a cross stitched or embroidered cover.

terrysweet said...

I would have fun! that's for sure! a million choices, but how about a simple pin? cut apart and add a back. thanks for the giveaway. terry

beeinstitches said...

I would use it for handles on a quilted bag. Neat stuff! I love the measure tape twill tape - I have a little stash of that awaiting attachment to a bag.
Karen

Leisa said...

I am part of a small sewing group.
Eighteen all together, and we are all over achievers. So I am always
trying to stay one step ahead. It would be a great challange to find away to make a special gift for each one of us.
Thank You so much for all your great patterns and small projects they a wonderful.

Vicky said...

Bindings on table runners and placemats so my tables will be just as patriotic and festive as the rest of the house!

Marg said...

I think it would be great as a binding on any red, white, and blue projects.

Diane Gill said...

I would edge my cross stitch piece with the flags. They would also make wonderful napkin holders for your 4th of July picnic. What fun!!

Anonymous said...

It would look lovely sitting on my shelves in my quilting studio. Too pretty to use.
Terry P.

Robin said...

I would use it for the white stripes to make a flag and then applique stars on a blue field in the corner.
Love those flags..........

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

First, I'd use it for an inner border on a patriotic quilt, and then I'd embellish towels with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susie said...

I would use it as ribbon and wind around the grapevine wreath on my door. But I loved the idea a previous poster had about using it as handles on a bag. Endless ideas............and I may tea dye it to add to primitive projects.

Charlotte said...

First, I would share some with my quilt group. Then, I would use some for a border on a patriotic mini quilt that I have on my "to do" list. The rest I would leave on the spool and just place it on my spool cabinet for the summer. It sure is great stuff.

I attached some of the measuring twill tape to a pair of scissors. I also wove some of the tape through a small pin cushion basket that also holds a spool of thread. The scissors , pincushion basket and Nantucket charm pack tin, which hold my binding clips, are all placed in a patriotic basket, which I call "My Binding Basket".

Mary A said...

I could tie up packages and use some for curtain tie backs, glue to frames for cross stitching, insert some into pages of my scrapbooks, trim woven sun bonnets, and a thousand more uses!

parsonskidsx3 said...

I'd use it for the top of a banner (a la moda bake shop) that would read "God Bless America"!

Sarah said...

Another great Minnick and Simpson product!
In addition to hording this tape, I would use it to bind a quilt.

I am a quilter said...

I am a rug hooker so it would be for my rugs... would love to win.

Amy R said...

Hmmm. I'm thinking maybe it would look great as a handle on a bag (sew two pieces together back to back). Weave a table runner with it. Put a border around it and make it into a quilt label. Make a little pincushion out of two "panels." Hmmmmm so many things. so little time!

Anonymous said...

I would fondle and admire it for weeks on end. I would come up with a hundred different ideas and eventually settle on two or three. But right now, I'm just so in love with it, I'm unable to think straight.

Sharon S said...

I can see it as sashing with solid corner stones!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

First I would use some for the bunting ties to hang them on my deck. Then I would plan my first ever July 4th quilt and use it for the binding. Then I would use some to decorate the table for my July 4th party on the lake. I would save the rest for a future project!

Sherri said...

I already entered the giveaway but had to come back to tell you I just finished a quilt with Prairie Paisley and American Primer that is gorgeous! I love it! I've just posted a couple of pics of it on my blog! Love your fabrics!

Mary said...

I would bind the quilt that I am making from my flag day farm fabric Just love that line

LauraT said...

I hope this is my lucky number! I would love to bind a table topper with that color using Prairie Paisley fabric. hanks for the give-a-way!!

Laura T

kelley said...

This would be so fun to use...of course bind a rug or two...send some to a friend who makes Quilts of Valor along with RWB fabric...give some to my OOH-RAH USMC BIL and even use some on a fabric covered box...

Jeanne said...

I would use it on a tote bag. That's as far as my mind can reach at this late hour.

Terry said...

My daughters would each want a yard to use for hair ribbons. It'd be awfully cute trim on little girls ticking dresses.

Lisa said...

I would use the tape for handles on some cute summer 4th of July bags...maybe a picnic blanket, placemats....the ideas keep coming...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I'd hang onto the spool of tape and just look at it - good eye candy!

Kathie said...

Yes I would use it to bind a quilt with, would love to use it for the top of a pocket and the edge of a tote bag, around the edge of a lampshade, would use it to decorate my house for the 4th of July....
bows on lots of baskets, lamp bases, you get the idea:)
thanks
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have a flag room that this tape would be great in. I could edge pillows, curtains and so many more things. I would especially like to use it on a denim tote that I want to make. Thanks for the generous giveaway and I would love to win!
Rose

Audrey said...

A while back, I took my Moda twill tape that tied up Moda bundles and sewed it into a rectangle butting the edges together and using a tiny zig zag stitch. I then made it into a tiny tote bag! It was so cute! I would do the same with this and use it for the summer. What a fun giveaway!
Audrey
bretz@roadrunner.com

Lori said...

My favorite holiday is 4th of July which starts with Memorial Day and runs through the end of July. I love everything r-w-b! I could incorporate the tape into a pillow and I love the binding idea. If I don't win, I'll have to find some!!

Anonymous said...

I would use the tape for a border on a jacket or perhaps an accent s.trip on a tee shirt.
Lynn in The Villages FL.

Tiffany said...

I just got my Flag Day Farm Charm Pack so of course I would incorporate the two together!

mamamokonzi@aol.com said...

i would bind a quilt with it, (love the pillowcase idea) and then use some in my july 4th decor - it's my middle son's birthday and i love that it is on that day! my kitchen stays decorated red, white and blue all summer.

cindy b

Alison said...

MMM....what WOULDN'T I do? Being a military wife, great portions of my home are red, white, and blue! I think I'd start by working it into my current red, white, and blue quilt project, and then add a little on the bottom of the denim valance in my son's Americana/airplane themed bedroom. I'm sure after that I could find a few or fifty other places to add a touch!

SGreen said...

I would edge pillowcases and sheets for a great patriotic set! And if any leftovers, bind a tablerunner!

Anonymous said...

This twill tape would be the PERFECT binding for my FLAG DAY FARM quilt that I am working on!!!
Jill

Jo said...

I just saw this idea in a magazine- it was called "Spirited String Lights". They used ribbon ( I would use your wonderful twill tape) to cover a piece of cardboard tube, cut the width of the ribbon/tape, from a paper towel tube. Then they cut a circle of red scrapbook paper, cut an X in it and glued in in the top of the tube. Then they stuck the light bulb from a string of lights in each tube.This could hang inside or outside -protected, or maybe from your deck umbrella .

Jo said...

Oh yes, would definetly use it to bind a rug!! (one of Polly's patterns, of course!)

Jo

Lori said...

I am writing this note for my wife and hope you pick her name to win the binding as she would like to use it on a quilt she has started...
Thanks
Paul T

Linda Evans said...

wow, would love to win anything red, white and blue from you two!!! Also, please show some home pictures, since we no longer have Country Home magazine, (Polly's home was the July feature I have heard). smiles, Linda

Deb Wire said...

I was born on the fourth of July and love red white and blue. I could do a lot with that 25 yards. I have a flag quilt waiting to be bound and it would be an awesome touch on my new rug......Deb

free indeed said...

I would use it as borders on patriotic wall hangings and table toppers. A few years back, I made wallhangings for each family member as my SIL went to Iraq to serve for a year. It reminded us to pray for him. He made it back and we are so thankful. THis would have been great on those!

Kristin Kimber said...

Wow I could use this on so many projects! To name a few I could use it to bind a quilt or maybe a table runner for the holiday's. Very cute!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'd bind my hooked rugs and share with my hookin' buddies.
Lauren

Sheri said...

I am about to start hooking "Uncle Sam's Hat" and I would work it into a rug binding (somehow!) So it would show from the front. Kinda like a quilt binding, I guess.

woolfriend said...

It would look wonderful as a binding for a hooked wool bunting table runner. Actually it looks GREAT just the way it is! You guys (gals) never cease to amaze me!

Sue in MI said...

I would definitely have to plan a quilt around it.

Mariel said...

It would make a lovely binding or some type of embellishment!

kshackabq said...

It would make an awesome trim around the bottom and the sleeve edges of a scrappy sweatshirt jacket, made with some Minnick and Simpson red, white and blue fabric, of course!

L. Gray said...

Oh, I love that American flag twill tape. With 25 yards I would be able to: Bind two RWB quilts waiting to be bound, bind a rug, use it on handles and trim for a RWB tote, trim my khaki capris that are fraying a bit on the bottom cuff, make trim two collars for our west highland white terriers to wear on the 4th...and share the extra with my quilting buddy. --Lisa

Sharon said...

I would use it as sashing between rows of blue and white stars on a wall hanging.

~Tonya said...

Awesome!! Love the flag twill tape! I would finish off a table runner for my 4th of July decor and soooooo much more!!

Would also be awesome to cut apart, finish the edges and stitch on some lil rusty wires for pokes! The possiblitlies are endless!

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

OMG!!!! Oh, so many things -- I would trim a fabric covered papier mache box, trim a pillow cover with end ties, use as hanging loops, trim a towel for my red, white, blue bathroom, tie a quilty gift, and/or maybe just hoard it, look at it admiringly, drool over its beautifulness, etc. I NEED some of this twill tape!!!! Edie

Nancyz said...

I love the flag twill tape. Too Cute!! I would use it on throw pillows or trim for pillow cases.

Quiltlint2 said...

Pillowcase edging, tote bag handles, pot holders, share with my sister, trim on a t-shirt, a bow for my hair, a collar for my cat or binding a quilt or use it like strips in a little quilt, the possibilities are endless! Or it could just sit on a shelf to inspire me!

Anonymous said...

The possibilities are endless! I would make a patriotic bag and use it as an embellishment and maybe handles, then trim everything else I could find. It is fabulous! Thanks!

Trish

Anonymous said...

Hi--Great idea for a giveaway! Making throw pillows for Pottery Barn sectional (it's slip-covered in Barn Red).
Thanks and good luck to all!
Juliet
mobound2@aol.com

Karen said...

I would use it to decorate paper mache boxes, tie into my daughters' ponytails, make a bow for a stuffed bear's neck, use it to decorate a quilted bag, put it somewhere in a quilt!

Lynn said...

After collecting Flag Day Farm and Prairie Paisley fabrics for a patriotic quilt, this would definitely be a great addition to those collections. But reading some of the ideas here, it would be great to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Gayle said...

As a Rwb fabric collector, I would use it to accent purses, wallhangings, placemats, tablerunners, and of course share with my friend who pointed this out to me!

Connie, Town Bees Beekeeper said...

Gosh I hope I'm not One Day Late!

Kris Miller said...

I would hook a patriotic rug and bind the hem with the tape.

Anonymous said...

I would love to bind the flag day quilt that I am working on. It would be perfect Thanks Sharon

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