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Thread: I am just full of questions today...anybody made an appliqued flag?

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    I am toying with the idea of helping out the kids ball team w/ some flags. Their logo is tough--it's a Villian. Looks more like a Dracula without fangs. I thought it might do an okay applique. Anyone ever used flag material (I'm guessing nylon??) before??

    It would not have to be weather-resistant and would only be at the field for the home ball games.

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    How big do you plan the flag? I made a soccer banner on time.... Learned a lot!


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    of fabric did you use?

    Thanks,
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    I used a canvas weight nylon/cotton fabric. It was pretty heavy and not knowing a thing about making banners and just jumping right in...I didn't use any type of fabric where air could flow through. We had a hard time keeping the banner from falling over :lol: Live and learn! I should have inserted an open weave (net??) strips or something where air could get through. The banner was probably 40" X 60" or so. I did do a large dolphin applique along with name of the team. It was cute but not at all practical.

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    That's interesting. I've never thought of a flag having to let the air flow through. What type of material are the regular national flags made from?

    Madelyn

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    I've no idea, however flags pretty much "flop" around. I'm not sure air can flow through them.

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    Flags are made from a nylon/canvas type fabric that can hold up against the elements. My neighbor with the blue camels has one flying in his front yard, I should go take it down and look at the label... LOL

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    I've appliqued a flag. We used a nylon material (I don't remember too much about it because it was during my college days :oops: ) I do remember it was VERY slippery and the fabric kept sliding even though we had it pinned pretty well. It turned out really pretty though. It took a lot of patience!

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    I have made several flags. I use ripstop nylon. It works very well, and is fairly colorfast. The fabric is light weight and flutters nicely. If the fabric is too heavy, the flag won't "furl."

    M

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