Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi everyone. Robin here at Craft Sisters with a little recipe for your Valentine’s table. It would also look cute on the wall!

  • 1  Charm Pack
  • 1 Mini-Charm Pack
  • 1 20″ x 26″ piece backing fabric
  • Scrap Jelly Roll strips for binding
  • 1 Small piece of freezer paper

Choose 40 mini-charms (for four patch blocks)

Choose 10 charm squares and sub-cut into 20 rectangles (heart blocks background)

Choose 20 charm squares for hearts

Lay out all the pieces on a design wall and arrange color to your liking. Charm squares alternate with mini-charms in fours. I pinned heart fabrics to charm squares to make sure there was good contrast.

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Trace the heart shape on to a piece of freezer paper and cut out.

Place two heart fabric charm squares right sides together. Center the freezer paper heart on top and press to hold heart in place.

The paper heart is your stitching guide. Sew around the entire shape right next to the heart and use a shorter stitch length (18-20 stitches per inch).

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Remove paper and cut out the heart ¼” away from the stitching. Clip curves. Freezer paper heart can be used over and over.

Cut the hearts in half. Turn pieces right side out and use a chopstick or bodkin to smooth seams. Press.

Center heart pieces (raw edges) between two charm rectangles. Sew and press seam open.

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Square/trim heart blocks to 4-½”. Make 10.

Sew mini-charms together to make 10 four patch blocks (4-½” square).

Sew blocks and rows together to complete top. I chose to alternate direction of some of the hearts. Press to avoid bulk.

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Make a quilt sandwich and quilt it. I used low-loft cotton batting and quilted in straight vertical lines on seam lines. First in the ditch (outside seams of blocks), then again ⅜” away on either side. Four horizontal lines were stitched in the ditch. Trim excess backing, batting and bind with scrap Jelly Roll strips.

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One sweet little mini-quilt with fluttering hearts for your table or wall. Finished size 16″ x 20″

I’m making one more small project using these hearts. Please stop by my blog if you’d like another idea to try.  Have fun and thanks.

Robin Nelson
{www.craftsisters.com}

originally published in January 2016

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson

Shop Owner at Craft Sisters
We design quilts and publish quilt patterns for wall hangings, table runners, and quilts for beds or cribs.Our designs range from bright, tropical quilts to rich, traditional quilts made with a rainbow of materials. We love working with colorful Hawaiian and elegant Japanese textiles and beautiful fabrics of all kinds. We almost always add an element of fun and whimsy to each of our designs.
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4 comments on “Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Barbara Esposito, the Quilted B says:

    Really cute! Thanks for sharing this. It will make a cute doll quilt too!

  2. Meg Carman says:

    Love the clever technique used with hearts! Great design & colors too. Thanks for some needed inspiration.

  3. Robin says:

    Thanks Meg. I also posted a picture of an easy baby quilt with these hearts on my blog – January 2016. Have fun!

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