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Tutorial: Precision Applique Technique

I learned a lot from my flag-making journey these past few weeks, figuring out how to cut nylon without egregious fraying and also making up my own technique for appliqueing with nylon. I honestly made it up as I went along, which also entailed removing and redoing about two days’ worth of work. So that future flag-makers won’t have the same problem, I humbly present to you my guide to applique for nylon flags.

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Finished Project: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

I’ve been waiting to send my latest cross stitch to its new home before posting about it here — didn’t want to spoil the surprise. But it is safe and sound with its new people, so now you can enjoy it too.

picture of cross stitched embroidery hoop with the nautical signal flags for whiskey (W), tango (T), and foxtrot (F), spelling "WTF"

back of cross stitch with blue and white sailboat fabric

I backed it with some of the sailboat fabric I used for the big nautical signal flag sampler. The flags spell out “WTF” and the border is a visual representation of Morse code that reads “SRSLY WTF.”

The pattern for this one is available free here; kits with the floss, hoop, and aida fabric are available in my Etsy shop.

Incidentally, knowing the NATO alphabet is extremely useful if you ever have to take down people’s information on the phone. No more searching for words that begin with right letter when you’re spelling things out (none of that “so that’s ‘F’ as in… ‘frankfurter’? ‘U’ as in, uh… ‘underwear’?”) It should be required in schools.

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Free Chart Friday: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Free Chart Friday is back! Today’s chart may be not safe for work if you happen to work as a sailor:

cross stitch chart with maritime signal flags for WTF

 

This chart shows the maritime signal flags for Whiskey (W), Tango (T), and Foxtrot (F). It is bordered by Morse code reading “SRSLY WTF.” The chart is designed to fit nicely in a 5 inch hoop when stitched on 18 count aida.

Save the chart by right clicking on the chart image and choosing “save image.” Or download the chart as a free PDF from Craftsy!

Enjoy the chart and please share pictures if you stitch it up!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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