Difficult International Maritime Signal Flags to make

Flags ready to be shipped

We’ve had to come up with a lot of ingenious ways to make our signal flags because accuracy is very important to us. Above are some of the most difficult signal flags to make. The ruler in the picture is 15″ long with the flags being 8″ x 8″. We tried using quilting templates, but found that they don’t come in the sizes we need. Some of the unusual things that actually work are angle brackets, T-squares, and Post-It notes. We’ve also had plexi-glass cut to the specific sizes we need, none of which are used in quilts. You can see pictures of some of these flags below, using real flags we’ve photographed and put into a collage with Paint Shop Pro.

Five of our Signal Flags

The top left is the letter V, top right is the letter M, in the center is the letter N, bottom left is the letter W, and the bottom right is the letter Y.

The top left is the letter V, top right is the letter M, in the center is the letter N, bottom left is the letter W, and the bottom right is the letter Y.

The letter N has 16 squares and since our flags are 8″ x 8″ accuracy is key. The letter Y with its diagonal stripes also has to be extremely accurate from corner to corner. Some of the unusual shapes are really helped with some of the quilting tools that we use.

A great friend made a t-shirt with our company logo as seen below. The shirt can be seen on her website check out her main page with the link below for great ideas: http://www.embroidea.com/
The following picture is a close-up of the embroidered logo.
IB Designs Logo embroidered
To view more of our signal flags valances, and vertical banners check us out IB Designs,USA

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