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Honoring Our Heroes: Celebrating Memorial Day with Patriotic Quilts from fabric store online

Memorial Day is right around the corner when we honor those brave men and women who sacrificed while serving our great nation. As we approach this solemn holiday and the unofficial start of summer, thoughts turn to commemorating those we’ve lost, celebrating the freedoms their sacrifices afforded us, and spending time with loved ones. 

At Platinum So N Sews online quilt store, we celebrate Memorial Day by offering a wide selection of patriotic quilts, fabrics, patterns, and supplies. Our Americana fabrics and quilts are perfect for decorating your home or crafting patriotic quilts this Memorial Day. Read on for Memorial Day facts, inspiration for honoring heroes through quilting, and our top picks for patriotic quilting fabrics and supplies.

The Meaning Behind Memorial Day

Memorial Day originated after the Civil War as “Decoration Day,” when Americans decorated the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers and flags. The holiday was officially declared “Memorial Day” in 1967 to honor the sacrifices of all American war heroes, not just those from the Civil War. 

Today, Memorial Day inspires us to remember the more than one million men and women who died fighting for our nation since the Revolutionary War. It’s a time to contemplate their sacrifice, support families of the fallen, and renew our national pledge to care for the loved ones our heroes left behind. 

How to Honor Fallen Heroes through Quilting 

Quilters have a long, rich tradition of honoring veterans and active-duty military through their craft. Patriotic quilt patterns are a particularly beautiful way to highlight American pride while paying tribute to the fallen. Here are some ideas if you’re inspired to commemorate Memorial Day through quilting:

  • Sew quilts for veteran’s hospitals and military charities to comfort injured and ill soldiers. Various national organizations accept donated quilts year-round.
  • Make a Memorial Day “honor quilt.” Select fabrics printed with patriotic symbols or military emblems that have personal meaning and remind you of heroes to whom you’re connected. 
  • Attend a group sewing event held by a local quilt guild to craft quilts for Quilts of Valor, the nationwide foundation that supplies patriotic quilts to war veterans. 
  • Design a memory quilt including fabric patches from actual uniforms of loved ones who served.

No matter your quilting skill level, you can craft a meaningful quilt to highlight American pride or pay tribute to the fallen this Memorial Day. Continue reading for the best patriotic fabrics and quilting notions to inspire your next patriotic project.

Best online fabric store quilting: Patriotic Quilting Fabrics & Notions 

It’s no secret that Platinum So n Sews offers the best selection of quilting cotton prints around! When Memorial Day and the 4th of July roll around, our designers love helping customers find the perfect patriotic fabrics and notions for DIY quilting. 

Here are some of our top recommendations for quality quilt shop supplies to deck out your next patriotic quilt or holiday project:

  1. Patriotic Fabric Panels 

Panels make quilt design a breeze, with most of the pattern or scene already printed for you. We offer sensational patriotic-themed panels from our fabric store online like:

  • America Panel by Thomas Kinkade – features uplifting sayings about freedom and shining your inner light atop a background of stars and stripes.
  • Long May She Wave Flag Panel –a collection of 9 historic American flag designs that make a bold statement.
  • Red Barn with Flag Panel – charming country scene of a flag-draped red barn.
  1. Patriotic Fabric by the Yard

You’ll love our huge selection of patriotic cotton prints sold by the yard! These specialty fabrics make fantastic quilt blocks, from Americana digital prints to camouflage, freedom-inspired motifs and more. Some best-sellers include: 

  • Patriotic Words on Navy – Features inspiring patriotic words & phrases over stars and stripes.
  • American Truckers – Vintage trucks hauling American flag design, very popular!
  • Stars and Stripes Digital Print – Crisp red, white and blue digital print of the American flag.
  • Americana Digital Panel - Vibrant fireworks, flags, and eagle design bursts with American pride fabric.
  1. Quilt Patterns

Along with fabric and tools, we offer various patriotic quilt patterns and books. Our favorites include:

  • Patriotic Puzzle Quilt Pattern – Fun pieced pattern forming interconnected puzzles across the quilt.
  • Shirts and Ties Quilt Pattern – Whimsical pattern featuring old-fashioned shirts and ties.
  • Star Spangled Summer Book – Tons of flag-flying, Americana-themed quilting inspiration!

However, if you choose to celebrate Memorial Day this year, let Platinum So n Sews assist you in crafting quilted flags, patriotic pillows or full Americana quilts to highlight what the holiday means to you. 

As quilters, when Memorial Day arrives, we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide symbols of freedom and American pride while reflecting on the heroes who defended liberty since the dawn of our nation. Contact us today if you’re seeking premium quilting cotton and patterns to make your next patriotic masterpiece meaningful!
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