Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nine Patch Mini Quilt Tutorial

  I am excited to be a part of Melissa's Simply Charmed Blog Hop today.  
In thinking about what I would like to make with a Charm Pack, I decided to replicate this little mini-quilt/table-topper that I made last fall. I loved having a little zing of color on my normally 'blah' boring kitchen table.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fat Quarter Shop I was able to make a festive Valentines mini to festoon my kitchen table for February. (Try saying that 5 times fast.)  And today I'll share how I did it. Pretty simple - definitely not rocket science, but it's always nice when someone else does the figuring, right?

In addition to the Charm Pack I used ¼ yard of sashing fabric, ¼ yard for binding and 2/3 yard for backing. You will only need 21 squares for the pieced blocks, which means a couple of things: 1) you could make another set of blocks=another mini quilt for a friend or 2) you could use your left over squares to piece a back or as a scrappy binding. So many options.
1. Take 21 of your 5" charm squares and cut them into quarters = (4) 2½” squares.
 2. Mix-up the 2½” squares and lay them out into 9 sets of 9 squares.  Sew each set of squares into 3 rows of 3 squares each using a scant ¼" seam allowance.
 3. Press the seams toward the outside on the top and bottom row. Press the seams toward the inside square on the middle row. This will help in matching up all those little square points.
 4.  Sew 9-patch rows together. Seams pressed to opposite sides will butt up against each other, matching the square points at the corners.
6. Press from the front.  Here is what the pressed back will look like.  Make 8 more blocks using the same method.
 7.  From sashing fabric cut 5 strips 1¾” wide x the width of the fabric. From one of those strips, sub cut into (6) 1¾” x 6½” pieces.  Sew strips between the 3 sets of 3 nine-patch blocks.  Press seams toward the sashing strips.
 8.  From 2 of the remaining sashing strips carefully cut (2) 1¾” x 21" sashing strips. (If you cut carefully, you should be able to get (2) 21" strips out of a 1¾” x width-of-fabric strip.)  Cutting the sashing to the correct size, rather than just sewing it on and trimming the end, will help your mini quilt stay square. Pin the strips to the the sets of 3 blocks.  Find the center of your strip (10½”) and the center of your set of blocks. Pin at the center point and then pin at either end of the strip/set of blocks.  Then evenly space the rest of the pins along the edge to be sewn. (If you need help visualizing this technique, go here and scroll down to the part about pinning.)
 9. Sew sashing strips as shown at the top and bottom and between the three rows.  Press toward the sashing.
10. From your remaining sashing strips cut (2) 1¾” x 23½” strips for the final borders on the quilt. Use the same method as above for pinning on the strips before sewing to help keep your quilt square.  Sew using ¼" seam allowance. Press seams toward the sashing strips
11.  After carefully pressing quilt top and backing fabric (use at least a 25" square piece of backing") pin-baste the back, batting, and quilt top together.  (For more on quilt basting go here.)
12.  I chose to machine quilt my mini and I used this binding method.

And there you have a quick little mini.  I love how the simplicity of this quilt shows off the fabrics. It's a quick project and using a charm pack is a simple way to get a variety of prints. 

It would be very simple to make a larger version - 4 blocks by 4 blocks using a single Charm pack as well.  You would need 36 charms for 16 finished blocks, 5/8 yard sashing, 1/4 yard binding and a yard for backing.

Be sure to stop by the other ladies sharing great tutorials as part of the Simply Charmed Blog Hop:
February 3 - Melissa from Lilac Lane with the Be Mine Tote Tutorial
February 7 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter 
February 8 - Natalia from Piece N Quilt
February 9 - Jessica from Twin Fibers
February 10 - Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt
February 11 - Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt
February 13 - Corey from Little Miss Shabby


As part of this Blog Hop we have another giveaway thanks to Leah offering a $25 gift certificate to Burgundy Buttons. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. If you want to make it interesting, tell me what your favorite Valentine's candy is. Or you can just say Hi. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Cute little quilt!
My favorite Valentine candy is Dove truffles.

And if you want to win something really juicy, be sure to stop by Melissa's blog (and check out her darling apron tutorial) to enter to win a $200 (seriously) gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop.
Thanks again to Melissa for inviting me to play along and thanks to those of you who stopped by. Happy Hearts to you.

298 comments:

  1. This is so cute!! I just like anything chocolate and peanut butter :)

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  2. oooooooooooh, nice! I think I have some leftover charms from Always & Forever and a few more days till Vday to whip it up! Thank you!

    Francine

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  3. I love the "Simply Charmed" feature! It is so wonderful to see what can be made with a smaller amount of fabric. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Reese's Cup Eggs would have to be my favorite Valentine's treat. It is hard to improve on the original, but something about the eggs and the trees is just a notch above :-)

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  4. GREAT tutorial!! Such a cute mini!!

    My favorite Valentines treat (and don't laugh!) are Wendy's frosties with french fries. My hubby and I made this our V day tradition when we were poor starving college kids. It makes me smile.

    Conversation hearts are a close second, though... :)

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    1. So funny! Frosties and french fries were one of my favorite snacks with friends in High School. I should try that again sometime!

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  5. This is really nice! I believe it'd be perfect for our kitchen table. I bookmarked the tut. Thank you!

    PS Chocolate, especially Hershey chocolate, is my favorite!

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  6. I like it! This is cute without being full of hearts. Not sure why, but I don't love hearts on quilts. :-)

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  7. I love getting dove chocolates for valentines day. Those have got to be my favorites. I love the pretty table topper you made!!

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  8. I love your table topper!! Thanks for the tutorial--I need someone to figure things out for me! :) My favorite Valentine candy would have to be chocolate--any type!

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  9. So, so cute. Love it!!! Thank you for sharing your cute idea and wonderful talents :)

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  10. Super cute! I'm not a big fan of Easter candy... at least nothing in particular jumps out at me. It all just feels like the same candy repackaged in Easter pastels. Don't even get me started on the eggs filled with goop... gives me the heebeejeebees ;-)

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  11. The backing material is great! Oh, the front is cute too :)! I enjoy Dove dark chocolate hearts.

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  12. Love the topper! I've got just the perfect charms to make that with!! :-) thank you for the chance to win!!

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  13. Cute idea--I could even do that! Thanks! (Oh and the must have candy is Dove Dark Chocolate--a necessity!)

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  14. Chocolate! For Vday, not just any chocolate but some Godiva or some yummy champagne truffles from one of our local chocolate makers.

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  15. I love caramel or peanut butter filled chocolates. Cute mini!

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial.Love the tablerunner!!!!

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  17. Cute table topper! If we're really industrious we could make them for every holiday and/or season! How I wish I had 30 hours in every day. My favorite Valentine's candy is anything with chocolate and coconut, but I try to keep it out of the house to avoid over-indulging!

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  18. That's a great quick project for any holiday, nice! I love dark chocolate & Godiva chocolates.

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  19. Love this project! I can't wait to try it. My favorite candy is reese's or turtles.

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  20. What a great looking Valentine's Day table topper Amy. Thank you. Thank you for the quick figures on making it larger as well. I might decide to use this for the baby quilt that I should have already started given the fact my Granddaughter is due in less than -ACK! just realized - a WEEK! Ooh this old Grandma better get stitchin. LOL
    Oh wait..... Valentine's Day. Yes, I need to get that figured out too and this is super cute. I wish I had pink and red fabrics in my stash so I could make this too. Great looking table topper though. Thank you for the tutorial.

    And my favorite Valentine candy or any for that matter, is the original Fannie May truffles or trinidads. I LOVE those. I don't want the fancier ones but just the regular yummy chocolate truffles. SO good.

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  21. Darling little quilt, and nice tutorial too. Especially for a new sewer like me-- I need all the help I can get with just the techniques of stuff. Fave candies are chewie ginger candies! or is it chocolate covered almonds, dipped in cinnamon? Mmmmm....

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  22. This is lovely... and thanks for the tutorial!!

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  23. quick and cute--that's the ticket!!

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  24. Such a sweet mini quilt! Love 9 patch.
    I like chocolate covered peanuts for Valentines day :D

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  25. Love the little quilt! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Chocolate is a favorite candy!

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  26. I love the table topper! I love truffles for valentine's day!

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  27. Darling quilt!Dark chocolate of any kind!

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  28. Favorite valentines candy??? vanilla nut caramels from see's!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Very cute! My favorite is dark chocolate, any time of year. My Mom always gives me some Dove Dark Chocolate hearts (still, even though I live 2 hours away and have my own kids now) and I try to hide them from my husband and kids! ;)

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  30. Great mini and great tutorial! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  31. I love table toppers and this one is the sweetest... I will definitely make one of these. Thanks for all those 'tips' too!

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  32. I really like simple patchwork squares. There is just something about their simplicity that is so appealing and attractive yet peaceful all at the same time. I like 'um, a lot.

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  33. My favorite valentines candy is Mounds. Dark chocolate plus coconut is so yummy!

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  34. I love all the Lindt chocolate that comes out for Valentines :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I love the heart shaped candy boxes with chocolate!!

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  36. Love this! I have this thing for nine patches lately. Well bear paws too, but that is it's own story! A favorite valentine candy. Hmm...I'd rather have a small box of chocolates from a "real" candy store than a large box of the "commercial" chocolates. Oh, and soft centers too!

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  37. I'm definitely a sucker for those little candy message hearts - especially the white ones. ;)

    Great tutorial and thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for the super cute mini.

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  39. So cute! Thanks for sharing! Favorite Valentine's day candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts!

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  40. Love this mini! I am usually very practical in my quilting (I make it, someone uses it) I don't often think about decorating...but I might have to go dig up some "happy" scraps & make one to keep the winter blues away.
    Favorite Valentine candy? Sarris chocolate covered pretzels! Don't know if I will get any this year as they just had a fire at the candy shop...*sigh*

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  41. thank you for this adorable tutorial....and I like the pink candy hearts or anything chocolate!!

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  42. Great table topper--thanks for sharing! My favorite v-day (and any day) candy used to be M&Ms, but since they changed them, I'd have to say reese's peanut butter cups. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  44. I love an old-fashioned box of assorted chocolates at Valentine's Day. It's always fun to guess what variety you're getting!

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  45. Chocolate any way, shape or form!

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  46. Hi! I really like your table topper. Need one... For valentine's day I love really goooood chocolate and of course I adore cinnamon hearts! Thanks! :)

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  47. Cute idea!

    My favorite goodie would be dark chocolate sea salt caramels! YUM!

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  48. I do love chocolates fr valentines!
    my fav without a doubt. Tks fr the chance! xx

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  49. Cute little quilt!
    My favorite Valentine candy is Dove truffles.

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  50. i keep meaning to make a table topper of some kind, but that would mean cleaning off my table first. ;) thanks!

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  51. A table topper - nice - shouldn't take long at all for me to do (maybe a year or so). :)

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  52. Very cute and so appropriate for the season. I actually like Sweet Tart Hearts and look forward to them every year.

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  53. I love dark chocolate and am not real picky. Lindt dark chocolate truffles are wonderful. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  54. I love the little table topper. thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway. My favorite V-Day candy is anything chocolate

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  55. That is so cute and something I can make!
    Chocolate covered strawberries. mmm

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  56. What a cute table topper! I love anything chocolate for Valentine's Day. Yum-O!!

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  57. A cute,quick, little topper that would be wonderful in many 'seasonal' fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Darling little 9-patch! Any milk chocolate from Lindt, Hershey's or Dove ... yum, I love milk chocolate!

    MGM

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  59. So Cute! Love that idea! I'm thinkin' you could do that with any holiday charm pack.....hmmmm. I am addicted to Lindt Dark Chocolate w/ sea salt and almonds. Yum.

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  60. I love chocolate covered strawberries.

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  61. CUTE TABLE TOPPER!
    LOVE "ALWAYS+FOREVER" TOO!
    CARAMELS ARE MY FAVORITE CANDY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  62. Thanks for sharing this very clearly written tutorial. We all have scraps that can be turned into usable charms.
    My favorite valentine candy is anything made of dark chocolate. Chocolate covered cherries are high on the list.

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  63. On my way to the sewing room to make one of these now! you and Melissa keep me busy with your wonderful tutorials!!

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  64. ooh, what a great tutorial-thanks! i will be trying this.

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  65. Mini's are always so cute and easy to finish for those of us who have a hard time with finishes....:)
    I like cinnamon red hots for Valentines...that and caramel filled chocolates...I could eat the entire box!

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  66. what a lovely mini!!! thanks for sharing the tutorial. I don't care much for candy...so I will say potato chips..lol

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  67. Cute topper! I love Hershy's kisses and M&M's! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  68. What a great tutorial. Such a simple design, but so pretty. I'm happy with anything that has caramel or peanut butter in it. :)

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  69. Love the tute , thanks for sharing.
    Chocolate Turtles!

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  70. What a wonderful tutorial. I have a few random charm packs that would be great for this project. Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  71. Cute table topper, and a great tutorial!! Love the binging you chose for the quilt: it frames it nicely.

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  72. Adorable project, thank you!

    As for favorite candy, well, it has to be the little hearts with messages on them. They taste gross (of course they do, they're not chocolate!), but it wouldn't seem like Valentine's Day without them. :)

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  73. Chocolate, Chocolate, & Chocolate

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  74. I really like your little charm pack mini-quilt. It's darling! I have never been big on making decorations of any kind for Valentine's day, but I think I'm tempted to after seeing your cute pink/red/white mini.
    I love anything chocolate!

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  75. neat!! I like the color, though I'm not sure I'd be changing out my table cloth for valentines, I love pink ;)

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  77. Chocolate,my favorite candy.

    Love the tutorial,thanks for sharing.

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  78. What a cute quilt! Thanks for doing the math so I wouldn't have to!

    My favorite candy, Valentine or otherwise, is Peanut Butter M&M's or Peanut M&M's!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. This is an adorable tabletopper. It would look nice in colors for every season/holiday.

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  80. The only thing I like better than Chocolate at V-day is Strawberry Tarts. Maybe I'll have to drizzle some chocolate over them this year...just for fun. Thank you for the Tutorial. 9-patch cutie!

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  81. Hi Amy! This is an adorable mini quilt!! My favorite Valentine's candy is dark chocolate covered caramels. TFS your easy-to-follow tutorial.
    ~Terry~

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  82. How cute! I have nothing for Valentines day for decorating. Favorite candy, really like those little hearts!

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  83. Very cute project! And so easy to make. My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate. Here in Missouri, Russell Stover's candy is made in Kansas City and is poplular sold in big red hearts. Yum!

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  84. Thanks for the cute table topper idea! I am very original...love chocolate! Thanks for the chance!

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  85. this is such a fun idea for decorating right now! tfs! My favorite candy is Dove Dark Chocolates!

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  86. This is so cute and super simple! Pinks make me happy.
    I love red hearts, but I would be so much happier with a red velvet cup cake.
    ~Carolyn

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  87. I love Millionaire's, but I don't see them very often.
    Thanks for the great tutorial. The little table topper looks great!

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  88. I love your sweet mini quilt! My favorite Valentine's candy, besides dark chocolate, is Brach's cinnamon gummy hearts. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

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  89. I just love Dove chocolate - I can keep them around though because I don't know enough to stop, they just melt in your mouth with a cup of coffee - yum - homemade mocha!!!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

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  90. Cute mini!!! I love cinnamon gummy bears.

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  91. So cute, can't wait to make it. I love anything Lind d'Or chocolates. Valentines Day or all the other 364 days.

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  92. Nice! I just happen to have a Valentines Charm pack I've been wondering what to do with!

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  93. I do like the conversation hearts. they've always been my favorite february candy!

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  94. Great little project!
    I like dark chocolate - not too particular as long is the quality is good and it's not "waxy".

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  95. What a darling table topper! Brightens up the table for sure. Thanks so much for the great tutorial and the figures for making it larger. Would be cute in brights for summer or in autumn colors as well. Well my favorite candy is chocolate and if it's combined with carmel or peanut butter, all the better. hehe.

    Thank you and Burgundy Buttons for the great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will be attempting this tonight after Little Miss goes to bed.

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  97. I love any candy with nuts in it! But those conversation hearts I always get from my third graders can be a little addictive too...

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  98. I love milk chocolate in any form! Cute table topper! It looks so easy that I'm going to make one tonight!

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  99. Very cute! My favorite candy is fancy chocolates. No Hershey's for me on Valentine's Day!

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  100. Very, very cute. thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    My favorite Valentine candy is the Dove chocolates, preferably milk chocolate.

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  101. Very cute! I love how you quilted it.

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  102. Lo haces todo muy fácil!! Es precioso.
    Gracias.
    Te llevo a mi blog y me hago seguidora tuya.
    Saludos desde España, Menorca, Maó.
    Toñi.
    antoniasaura@movistar.es
    http://tiempodecoser-antonia.blogspot.com/

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  103. I love chocolate! Such a cute table topper and great instructions!

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  104. Love your little tut! I love any chocolates but Godiva is my favorite!

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  105. I should really start making Minis, just for the practice quilting. But what to do with them?!

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  106. Thanks for the tutorial! Love your mini! Tanks for the giveaway. :)

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  107. My favorite candy would be a good chunk of dark chocolate. It can be brand, but as long as there is more than 50% cocoa. ...drool...

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  108. anything with chocolate is great :)

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  109. Lovely little table topper and quick and easy to make too!
    I love chocolate with Ferrero Rocher's being my favourite!

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  110. You're right, it is nice to see a tutorial and not have to do the math yourself. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Valentine's cheesecake, no chocolate for me!

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  111. Great tutorial! Thanks. I love chocolate covered marshmallow hearts!

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  112. Super cute mini! Thanks for the great tutorial. =)

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  113. I love the cinnamon hearts :) I wanted to let you know that lately I have been not so hot on the 9-patch, but seeing the sashing and everything reminds me why the have been around so long :)

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  114. Cute quilt! My favourite sweets are liquorice allsorts!

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  115. My favorite type of candy is dark chocolate. (Surprising, huh?) I like plain dark chocolate but nuts are an OK addition. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  116. Dark dark chocolate - Hershey's Special Dark is just fine, or any brand for that matter. Thanks to you and Burgundy Buttons for the giveaway.

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  117. I love dark chocolate. Well...any chocolate will do but I prefer it dark.
    Thanks for the lovely tutorial and the giveaway.

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  118. Thanks for the great tut! I always love chocolate of course, but I also love Valentine's sourballs. Our local grocery store gets a mix in with cherry, lemonade, and grapefruit. Yum!! Too bad they are already out for this year.
    As a PS: I just finished a table runner using your tutorial. It turned out so cute!

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  119. This is too cute! I have several charm packs I didn't know what to do with, and now I have an idea!

    Thanks!
    Sandy A

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  120. What a beautiful project. Thank you!

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  121. Thanks for the fun tute. Valentines is fun because it brings red and pinks into the boring after Christmas blags.Unfortunately, almost any chocolate is my favorite, and pretty much any time. My palate is not discriminating at all. I try to enjoy the holiday and I love the excitement in the air, I just try to ignore the food clues.

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  122. REALLY NICE!!!

    http://lacasitadmaria.blogspot.com/

    MARÍA FROM SPAIN!!

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  123. This was so cute that I copied and made one from an old charm pack I bought a couple years ago. I love quick projects when I have a sick kid! Thank you!

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  124. Very cute!! And so easy to change for different seasons or events. thanks!!

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  125. Great idea... And looks quick too! Love chocolate and Peanut Butter... or Chocolate and mint...

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  126. What a nice mini quilt. I happen to love 9-patch :)

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  127. Ilove this tutorial. I am trying to ,ake each one as they are posted. I should be able to do this one tonight. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  128. What a cute little quilt! I'm really enjoying all the nice tutorials on this Valentine's Blog Hop.

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  129. Cute wee mini! We don't do much for Valentine's Day sweets over here other than chocolates and love hearts, and being without a Valentine (and on a diet) I'll not be enjoying either of those this year lol

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  130. Cute tutorial. I love hershey kisses. They are my favorite. Thanks for all the ideas on the hop!

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  131. Mmmm, chocolate is always the best Valentine's candy. Or maybe I should just say that chocolate is the best.

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  132. Love, love, love this topper! Thank you for your great tutorial! My favorite Valentine candy is...ANYTHING CHOCOLATE!!!!!! :)

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  133. i love the way the naturao colored sashing makes those colors pop. i can't seem to resist Brach's Valentine strawberry marshmellows. Thank you!!

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  134. Hi, my favorite Valentine's Day candy is anything dark chocolate. Mmmmmm! Great table topper, thanks for the tutorial you made it look so easy. ;->

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  135. wow this looks beautiful. I have a couple of charm packs that i couldn't decide what to do with but now i think i will bw using your tutorial. Oh and my favorite candy for Valentines day is Chocolate!! who doesn't love chocolate!

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  136. Ooh, a project I can do! ;) I love your directions. I have a charm pack that I've been waiting to use until I find the perfect project. I think I might make this one!

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  137. This is cute as anything! Definitely bookmarking this one for later.

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  138. Hi Amy my favourite valentine candy is chocolate,thankyou for your tutorial.xx

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  139. Adorable tutorial! My fav valentine candy? Definitely straight chocolate.

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  140. Love the mini-quilt. Red candy hearts are mt favourite

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  141. I love the red cinnamon hearts. So spicy!

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  142. The mini quilt is gorgeous, especially being in my favourite colour. My favourite valentine candy - forget the candy and go for Chocolate. Any type is good but dark is the ultimate.

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  143. This is such a cute project - I love Hershey's Valentine hugs - addicting to say the least.

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  144. Great table topper tutorial! I can't wait to whip a few up for Christmas gifts! My favorite Valentine's candy would have to be the Reeses hearts!

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  145. This is a great little topper. My favorite candy would have to be white chocolate Lindor Truffles.

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  146. Cute table topper! My favorite valentine candy is chocolate.

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  147. Cute table topper! My favorite valentine candy is chocolate.

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  148. I'm working on a nine patch quilt right now but hadn't thought to make a smaller one for a table topper - good idea! Candy...how can I choose? The new cherry M&Ms are good. :) But I'm a bit old fashioned so I'd have to say Millionaires! blessings, marlene

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  149. Hi! Valentines candy fav has gotta be chocolate covered cherries, right? Oh and I adore that sweet little table topper. I want one NOW... guess I better get to work. hee hee Thanks for the giveaway and the pattern.
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  150. Great design, really great for any holiday or festivity! Perfect fabric for Valentine's Day!
    My favorite candy? Chocolate, caramel, gooheyness!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  151. This is a gorgeous quilt. I think it would look lovely draped over a dolls chair or as a quilt for a doll. Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial.

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  152. Love this idea. Useful for so many ideas, themes, fabrics...thanks for sharing.

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  153. I love M&Ms for Easter, Valetines, and Halloween.

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  154. Very simple but effective! Very cute! I love the fabrics you used! My favorite candy is anything chocolate!

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  155. Cute mini quilt! I love sweettart hearts!

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  156. Your topper is beautiful! All you need to go with it is some yummy Dove chocolate. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely pattern with us.

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  157. That mini quilt is adorable!!! My favorite Valentine candies are truffles!

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  158. pink frosted sugar cookies :) I know not really candy, but that's my fav. valentine treat

    one of my sisters birthdays is St Pats day, I think I will make her one of these in greens. Thanks sew very much.

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  159. Very cute table topper. My favorite valentine candy is anything chocolate.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  160. I love the Valentine mix from our local candy store. YUM!

    I love nine patch and yours is extra beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  161. My favorite valentine's candy is anything chocolate! LOL!

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  162. This is such a cute little quilt. Love how the colors pop in it. Thanks for the pattern and giveaway. I am a chocolate fan at Valentines and anytime of the year.

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  163. Super cute!
    Obviously my sweetie choice would be Lovehearts - yum!

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  164. I love the little quilt. I can see using all sorts of charms to make this. Thanks for the idea.

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  165. Love your table topper and that fabric pack is perfect for it.
    When I could eat candy, I loved a box of chocolates, nothing like a variety of chocolates with fillings.

    Debbie

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  166. What a cute quilt! Just perfect for February!

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  167. I just love this table topper. I am new to Sewing and fell in love with all the different quilt designs.I am working on my first baby quilt and can't wait to start another project. I love Peanut Butter and Pretzels. Thanks for being part of this great blog hop and for giving away this great charm pack.

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  168. Adorable table topper. Thanks for the tutorial, too.

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  169. What a cute, simple table topper!!! I love homemade peanut clusters or pretzles dipped in chocolate!!! :)

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  170. I love the look of the smaller squares.

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  171. I love this - so simple and cute! I definitely need more Valentine's Day decorations and this would be perfect for my end table. Thanks for sharing (as you rightly point out, it's always much easier when it's someone else who does the figuring!).

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  172. Oh, this mini is destined to be a classic! In blues and whites, it is perfect for a snowy winter day. In green and whites, it is perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Good design, and your directions are clear and complete.

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  173. Your table topper is so cute. I would love to make a rainbow colored one. That would be really cute. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial also. My favorite valentine candy is any chocolate!

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    1. Thank you so much for the great idea. I think I need to make that one and practice my free motion quilting! My favorite chocolate, for Valentines or any other time, is Lindt truffles, especially dark chocolate - yum!

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  175. My favorite valentines day candy is conversation hearts, but only the Brach brand ones.

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  176. This is so sweet, thanks for tutorial. My favourite Valentine's day candy is Lindt hocolate balls.

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  177. I picked up that charm pack a few weeks ago, I love the patterns in it! I love any candy with chocolate :)

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  178. This is so pretty! I love chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  179. Dark chocolate of any kind, but right now I'm loving Hershey's Special Dark kisses.

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  180. So cute & Happy :)


    thea.
    xx

    (spoonfulzine)

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  181. My favorite Valentine's candy has always been (and probably always will be) Necco candy hearts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  182. my favorite isn't really a candy, but a candy coated... and that is Chocolate Covered Strawberries.. I make these every year for the girls and we pick them up for a lunch at Red Lobster with Mom and Dad, we take them flowers and these strawberries and little heart boxes of chocolates for their children.

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  183. Cute little quilt! I just bought some Dove dark chocolate with cherry swirls...mmm,good!

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  184. Thanks for the lovely tutorial! My favorite valentines candy is my blackforest brownie cake! All red, cream and brown in colour plus so yummy!!

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  185. I love it.thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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