Information for those that sew for us…….

Hey all. Thank you so much for your continued support of Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) and the members of the ADF.

On any week there will be requests on the list that require badges, crests, logos, colour patches and/or international flags. In just about all cases I can either print the required items for you, can send you an embroidered version to piece in or a picture of whatever is needed is easy to applique. Please don’t be intimidated by those requests… just ask if you are unsure. See the info below which will expand on some of the requirements.

Here is some more info that you might find handy.

Australian National Flag (often called the ANF) – you can buy panels at Spotlight – ask for them if you can’t find them. For information on how to recreate the Australian Flag, click here.


Afghanistan/Iraq flags – I can send you the central red panel of the Afghanistan Flag and the central white panel of the Iraq Flag. All you need to do is to add the strips of plain fabric either side.

Rising Sun, RAAF Crest, Navy Crest, Coat of Arms, RAEME and other badges – ask me about them, I can often send you some to include if your request needs them.

Australian Army
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Australian Air Force

If they want some text and it is too much for you to applique, I may be able to get it embroidered and sent to you to be sewn on the quilt or sewn into it. Just let me know what words you want, what colour fabric and what colour thread… keep it simple please. Also include your address in the email to save me time please.

I can help you with football colours and logos of teams etc. Just ask me. Most of the logos are simple or you can just add team names if you want to … team colours are enough also.

NRL Teams

AFL Teams

One other feature that is often requested is military vehicles or military personnel. Again, I can most likely help you with these, sending you silhouettes to applique on your quilts or bags.

Military Artist Ian Coate has always been generous with his support.

I hope this will help to make it easier for you to choose the next request you would like to sew and that this answers a few of the questions that I know many of you have about the badges and crests.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Till next time…keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xxx