I’ve been having fun working on some Valentine’s Day-themed projects. There are so many fun Valentines sewing ideas out there! I thought I’d share some that I’m making as well as some of my favorite ideas for Valentines quilts and sewing projects.
Here is the progress on the Down Memory Lane hearts quilt that I shared in my last post. It’s a mini quilt so it’s coming together quickly. (I’m using this pattern from Aqua Paisley Studio.) I loved pulling red fabrics that are sentimental favorites. I used all of the reds from my 3 fabric collections (Gingham Girls, Sunnyside Ave, and Gretel) to make it a mini record of sorts (the name for the quilt pattern is perfect). As is the background fabric – it’s the red blossom from Christopher Thompson’s new collection of blenders called (appropriately) Blossom.
I’m happy to report that Gretel fabric is on standby ready to help you with all of your Valentines sewing needs. Gretel fabric is available in quilt shops now. Or you can find them online at Lou Lou’s Fabric Shop, Lady Belle Fabrics, the Fat Quarter Shop, and Simply Love Fabrics.
Adding the applique to the front of the bag is so simple. I used a raw-edge applique, so I didn’t even turn the fabric under. I cut out my shape from the accent fabric. Before assembling the bags, fold the outside bag fabric in half vertically so that it’s roughly the shape of the finished bag. Then fold horizontally and crease so that you can easily find the center for the applique.
Pin or glue in place and then stitch around the edges a few times with a straight stitch on your sewing machine to secure in place. (Or you could use a product like Wonder Under to secure in place and give a little more stability if you want.)
These bags come together SO quickly and they make the cutest gift bags. You can find the full Easy Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial here.
If you’re sufficiently in the Valentine’s Day mood, here are a bunch of other favorite sewing and quilting projects perfect for Valentines (or any Love-filled day)! Some are patterns to buy, others are tutorials. There’s so much fun stuff to choose from!
Heart and Love-themed Quilts
Throw-size Pixelated Heart Quilt
This one has been so popular this year – this is the I Heart You quilt pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns.
What’s not to love (get it) about this graphic LOVE quilt?! It’s called I Love You and I Like You from Holly Lesue of Maker Valley
Quilty Hearts scrappy quilt pattern by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love
Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew has a collection of free projects with patchwork hearts
Hearts and Kisses featuring Vintage Keepsakes quilt pattern by Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes
I Heart You Pattern by Vanessa Christenson
Chains of Love free quilt pattern from Gigi’s Thimble and Jedi Craft Girl
Big Love Quilt Tutorial by Nicole of Modern Handcraft
Shades of Love table topper by Amy Friend
I think Jeni Baker’s Heart Crossed quilt tutorial is a cool modern variation on a Valentine’s quilt.
Heart Quilt Blocks and Mini Quilts
Be Good to your Heart block tutorial
or check out this Pixelated Heart Mini Quilt pattern here
Heart mini quilt free pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations
Liberty hexagon Heart pillow and pincushion tutorial by Amanda of A Crafty Fox
Half-hearted blocks pattern by Amy Sinibaldi
Valentine patchwork mini quilt table topper
Heart and Home mini quilt from Bev of Flamingo Toes
Other Heart Projects:
Heart Penant pillow tutorial
Teardrop drawstring bags tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner
Love Text Pillow Tutorial by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
Heart zippered mini pouch by Jaime Costiglio
Heart Pennant Banner by Bev of Flamingo Toes
Liberty + Felt Valentines also by Bev of Flamingo Toes
Hearts hoop art by Lauren Makes
Sweetheart Zip Pouch tutorial from the Polkadot Chair
Make your own fabric postcards! Tutorial by Jedi Craft Girl
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