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A Sweet Coronary heart Quilt Venture for Valentine’s Day


Did you discover all of the Valentine’s Day decorations and sweet popping up in shops the day after Christmas? Aisles upon aisles of vivid purple hearts, playing cards, and sweets. To have fun the season, I’ve created my very own sweet coronary heart quilt mission that can convey a smile to anybody’s face!

I’ve made a couple of coronary heart quilts — like Duets from Quiltmaker’s January/February 2016 difficulty and thought: perhaps there’s a small, fast, and quilty technique to jazz issues up for Valentine’s Day. In spite of everything, who can resist these enjoyable little dialog sweet hearts? And the way a lot enjoyable would it not be to make them — from material?

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I volunteered to tackle this sugarless experiment utilizing provides I have already got in my quilting/crafting studio that you simply most likely have, too!

Venture Provides

Cloth and Felt in varied pinks and reds

Cloth Paint and Paintbrush

Rubber Stamps (letters) and Stamp Ink

Embroidery Thread and Needles

You may additionally want some precise dialog sweet hearts — for the varied expressions (and maybe a snack).

candy heart quilt pattern

Let’s Get Began on this Sweet Coronary heart Quilt Venture

I made a decision to make two plastic template hearts—one for the material and a second ½″ smaller for batting items used to stuff the hearts. Utilizing a folded piece of contact paper, I drew one half of a 4″ coronary heart with a smaller coronary heart simply inside it.

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I lower out the shapes, adhered them to the template plastic, then lower round them for my templates.

Lettering the Sweet Coronary heart

Now on to the materials and the phrases. For my first two hearts, I selected a reasonably pink batik. I attempted purple material paint for the lettering on one coronary heart and letter stamps with purple ink on the opposite.

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I had some issue lining up the stamped letters on the second coronary heart. Cloth paint markers would possibly work even higher.

Layering the Sweet Coronary heart

After the paint and ink dried, I layered the dialog coronary heart items over one other pink batik coronary heart and two items of batting.

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I lower a 5″ size of ribbon and glued the ends between the batting layers.

Stitching the Sweet Coronary heart

Then I sewed alongside the batting layers and thru the 2 layers of the batik with three strands of embroidery thread and a working sew. The perimeters have been trimmed with pinking shears to attenuate fraying.

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The ultimate end result? Not too unhealthy! One other layer or two of batting is likely to be even higher. Or how about slightly potpourri between the batting layers for a candy sachet.

What About Different Supplies?

I moved on to felt — which I appreciated way more for the hearts. However the lettering posed extra of an issue. The paint appears good, however the felt absorbed plenty of it, and the fibers made it troublesome to brush on. Maybe stenciling can be simpler.

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Stamped ink on the felt was a little bit of a failure — too laborious to see. Letters lower from material backed with fusible internet are a terrific various. (Due to Tracy Mooney and her Brother ScanNCut). Embroidering the phrases with 4 strands and a backstitch labored properly, too.

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I hope you might have as a lot enjoyable engaged on this sweet coronary heart quilt mission thought as I did. As soon as I bought going, I couldn’t appear to cease making these candy little treats. It was like diving right into a field of sweet — a lot selection and stitch a lot enjoyable!

Completely happy Valentine’s Day!


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