You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high-flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of the land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true’Neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
But should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
~ George M. Cohan
I decorated some hats for my Mother-In-Law and her friends to wear on the Fourth of July. She and my Father-In-Law are part of a handful of original members of their church congregation who are riding on a float in the local parade. One of the techniques I used was melting the edge of sheer polyester to prevent raveling and give the blue flower a decorative look. Below is a quick tutorial on how to do this with ease.