My husband requested a design with an eagle and a shield, to honor the individual branches of the military and show the motto for each branch. My husband is retired Air Force, his father was retired Army and served with the Alamo Scouts in new Guinea and PBS made a documentary and interviewed him and other living Alamo Scouts. Several Aunts, Uncles and a nephew also served in various branches so there is a 5×7 for each branch. My research came up with various mottos and sometimes several in one branch of the service so I choose the one “most used”. It appears that only the Marines stick with the Latin “Semper Fi” for Always Faithful so Marines are in Latin….everyone else in English. To those you make Quilts of Valor, please feel free to use these designs. They were designed in honor of our military members…..and their families who also make many sacrifices.
I sewed out the Air Force (of course) and the rest are screen shots of the same eagle, with the motto for the particular branch.
These patriotic designs honoring each of our armed forces are digitized to go on knit fabrics, i.e., T-shirts, IF you follow the instructions for putting a heavy design on T-shirts in my previous blog.
Based on my research and experiments, using the Pellon Ek130 Easy-Knit fusible knit interfacing and underlining adhered to the T-shirt prior to embroidery, has proven to provide a very nice sewout on knits.
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DOWNLOAD Eagle Marines KNIT
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DOWNLOAD EAGLE NAT GUARD KNIT
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