Long Seam Done!

Today I arrived at the Historical Society to a fun surprise! The long seam was basted three times and the entire flag was spread out on tables! What a beautiful sight!

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In the morning we worked on the edges of the flag. The end that flies in the breeze is called the “fly”…..these stitchers are putting five rows of stitches in a one inch hem. It needs reinforcement because it can get snapped in the wind.

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And these stitchers are turning under the end of the flag called the “hoist”……the end near the stars that gets hoisted up the flagpole.

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After lunch, we rolled up the top of the flag and worked on the long seam that connects the top and bottom of the flag…..and finished it!

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It was an amazing day…..lots of volunteers….hundreds of stitches…..and a film crew to record it!

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Countdown! Three more days to finish!
Mimi

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