I came across a link to "To Boston With Love" today. Quilters and sewists are making 6 x 8 inch flags to show that we care. I made mine in about an hour and I hope friends in my quilting groups will make one too. they will be flown in Boston Memorial Day weekend.
I got all enthusiastic about it and wanted to make something right away. I used one of the motifs from my Spoonflower fabric and I stitched over the long connected lines with red thread.
This has no batting and it is stitched to the backing and turned; there is a 16 inch tie across the top.
Check out the link above for details and a tutorial and links to flags that others have made and posted on Flicker.