Flag "Quick Tuck" Wallhanging

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American flag is a great country-style accent and shows your patriotism year-round.

Completion time – 2-4 hours

Designer – Annabelle Keller


  • 1- 1" x 24" x 36" sheet or 1- 1" x 12"x 36" sheet
Other Materials
  • 44/45" wide cotton fabric:
  • 1- 3/4yd. solid white
  • 1- 9-1/2" x 12-3/4" solid denim blue
  • 1- 1/3 yd.red bandana print, or red print of your
  • Thick white craft glue
  • 1- 2-1/4 yd. of 7/8" light navy blue grosgrain rib
  • Sawtooth picture hanger and nails
  • 8- round toothpicks or 2-1/2" floral picks with wi
  • Assortment of white buttons


  • Fine line permanent marker
  • Serrated steak knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Scissors
  • Putty knife with 1-1/2" blade, or a #10 artist's p
  • Sharp pencil
  • White chalk marking pencil
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Straight pins


  • 1. To make rectangle, wax blade of knife and cut two 12" x
    16-1/4" lengths from 1"x 12"x 36" sheet. Glue two pieces
    together along 16-1/4" edge, using glue and toothpicks between
    pieces. If using a larger 1"x 24"x 36" sheet, mark and cut a
    24" x 16-1/4" piece.
  • 2. Refer to diagram and use ruler and fine permanent marker to
    draw flag pattern on sheet of STYROFOAM™. Using ruler and sharp
    pencil, score all lines.
  • 3. Iron fabric and cut as follows:
    bandanna print flag stripes:
    4- 2" x 12-3/4"
    3- 2" x 24-3/4"

    solid white flag stripes:
    3- 2" x 12-3/4"
    3- 2" x 24-3/4"

    denim blue field
    1- 9-1/2" x 12-3/4"
    solid white backing
    1- 17" x 24-3/4"

  • 4. To tuck wallhanging:
    Begin with blue denim field.
    b. Center fabric over appropriate scored design.
    c. Position putty knife perpendicular to sheet of STYROFOAM™.
    Place knife on scored line and push fabric seam allowance into
    STYROFOAM™. Note: The tucking procedure works best when
    d. Trim excess with scissors.
    e. Tuck in stray fabric with tip of serrated knife.
    f. Glue seam allowances to edge of sheet.
  • 5. Tuck stripes in order, following numbers on diagram.
  • 6. To cover back:
    Center fabric over back of sheet and pin in place.
    b. Glue seam allowances to edge of sheet.
  • 7. Glue grosgrain ribbon around edge of sheet.
  • 8. Glue hanger to center back of wallhanging about 1" below
    top edge. Apply a small amount of glue to each of the two
    small nails. Push nails through holes in hanger and into sheet.
  • 9. Arrange buttons on blue field as desired; glue in place.