Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hearts and Valentine Love: Free Patterns Updated 2017



It's February and I've come out from January's woman cave where I have been busy sewing and quilting  "Tag and Fidget quilts", making bags, and mug mats.

And because it is February, and we are all getting ready for Valentine's Day, I'm thinking pink, and red, and green, and touches of sweet blue as I have sewn, quilted, crafted, and created for my own Valentine's over the past few years!



But first, here are a few of the most recent little projects that I've made for my youngest little sweetheart..my first grand-daughter!  Here is a little fleece 'fidget' or 'tag' blanket. Little, easy, and oh so cute!

These are so much fun and so very easy to make. Using a yard of 60" wide fleece, or some orphan blocks, strips and strings to make a 30" to 36" blanket or quilt top and then just adding some 'tags' otherwise known as folded over pieces of ribbon, or rickrack, or pieces of trim.

 I used lots of bright colors and looped them with added length inside of the seam. Then, you just sew on of your little bits and pieces down ..first for secure stitching and then with the back on, right sides together and making sure your tags are facing inside of the quilt so as to stick outside of it when you turn it right side out again!

Making a Fleece Softie Toy Giraffe

And look over in that right hand corner. I made a little giraffe softie with tags for his mane out of a bit of leftover fleece and some dibs and dabs of ribbon.

How to Make a Fleece Softie Toy:
1.I just sketched mine out on a piece of scratch paper to create my own pattern.. cut it out of a piece of fleece, pin the bits of ribbon along the seam line..raw edges out, loops to the inside
2. Sew right sides together but leaving a small opening to turn later.
3.Turn right side out, through the opening in the seam that you left
4. Hand stitching that opening so it is closed. And there it is!!!



And still in my pink mode, a simple baby bib, with fun numerals..randomly free scissor cut from felt which stick nicely to a leftover bit of fleece. They will also stick onto the little heart (use flannel of fleece for the heart.  It becomes a monthly photo opportunity for my little granddaughter as she grows month by month. Use any simple bib pattern and if you can't free hand draw numbers, you can find simple free patterns listed for those, as well.I made a variety of colors, for coordination with outfits and double digit use.

My Harmonic Convergence

And it matches beautifully with a little quilt I also made her for Christmas!  Remember, any quilt or a fleece blanket...makes a wonderful Valentine's Day gift as well..and pinks, reds, and greens are all colors of the heart and the energetic heart chakra of  loving and caring, compassion and empathy for others. 

And because I'm a first time grandmama, my heart has been full of pink for a while now,but not just pink, it's good to send in the energies of heart greens, soulful blues, sunny yellows, and life and love affirming reds!

But because I'm a first time grandmama and loving it, one of my most recent big projects was....

Creating a Modern Baby Layette

Fidget quilts, blankets and bibs..for the young and old alike. And that goes for bibs, as well.  We're all little kids at heart and if we can maintain joy from birth to our senior years..how great is that?

 And what about large fleece blankets/fleece backed quilts ...this one was given and well used and love by mom, dad, and new baby!  And when I first delivered it, I knew they had NO idea just how much they would love and use it. They did, and they have!   Perfect for those late night feedings, rockings, and hopefully..eventually... zzzzzzing!

Proving that a gift that wraps you up in love doesn't need to be complicated, it doesn't need to be fancy, it just needs to be filled up with love and for a little one...washable!

No-Sew Fleece Blanket & Pillow 

Directions for making and cutting fringe for a simple fleece blanket:





Crafting Time:1-2 Hours
Skill Level:No Experience Necessary
Tip: if your fringe rounds and pulls at corners you are cutting the fringe too shallow. For a baby blanket fringe should be cut 4" -5" deep and 1" apart. 
For a teen/adult  blanket cut it  6" deep - 7" deep and 1" apart. This makes a much smaller blanket when finished but looks so much better. 7" deep fringe creates a really elegant look!


BLANKET SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
Sizing for baby blanket: 36"x 36" / 45"x 45" 
Sizing for teen/adult blanket: width of fabric by 72" (buy 2 yards each/4 yds total)

  • Fleece: 2 yds each, print & solid
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Tape measure
DIRECTIONS: Cut both layers of fleece at the same time.

1. Remove flat selvage edge if desired on both pieces.
2. Cut  a minimum blanket of 56"x70" from each piece of fleece but you can just use as is and make a square one, as well. Lay fleece wrong sides together. Cut a 6" square from each corner of the fleece.

2. FRINGE: Cut 4" - 7" deep (depending on finished blanket size) into fleece at 1" intervals around all sides of top & bottom layers. Knot fringes together around blanket, using 1 strand from the front and 1 strand from the back. Double knot, but do not tie too tightly or it will bunch and be less attractive.

PILLOW SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Fleece: 3/4 yd each, print & solid
  • 16" square pillow form
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Tape measure
DIRECTIONS: Cut both layers of fleece at the same time.

1. Cut 26"x26" from each piece of fleece. Lay fleece wrong sides together. Cut a 5" square from each corner.

2. FRINGE: Cut 5" into fleece at 1" intervals around all sides of top & bottom layers. Knot fringe pieces together around 3 sides, using 1 strand from the front and 1 strand from the back.

3. Insert pillow form. Finish tying pillow closed.


Ideas for Valentine blankets and quilts:


Here are a few of the simple blankets and quilts that could be used for a Valentines Day gift, that I have made and given away to others for little ones of their own, for hospital donations, for sending to countries in need, lovies are always needed..everywhere, by every one.








So, if you've got a baby boy, little man, or even a senior man..and you're still "on the fence" about what color to use....make gifts in pink, red or green or heck, even blue for them!!!It's one way to get a lot of colors into any heartfelt gift.

Although you might be interested in knowing that it wasn't that long ago that pink was THE color for boys, and blue was THE color for girls!










   Making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer's Patients

Remember the era when little boys and girls alike wore white dresses until age 6 or 7? (White was the easiest color to bleach.) FDR wore dresses as a young boy and he wore pink as a baby. Read about the switcheroo between the color genderication of blue and pink here:  When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? - Smithsonian


And yes, I used leftover fleece to make a tiny little softie toy, as well! A nice little add-in along with a teddy to stare at and talk to and a lovie to lay on or lay under during car trips or stroller rides!


I love hearts as I know many of you do, as well. But "With Heart and Hands' has been the name of all of the small groups I have run, a book that I wrote and self published for myself and my family, and for this blog and all of my web albums since the year 2000! 




www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2015/02/hearts-and-valentine-love.html
1 hour ago - And because it is February, and we are all getting ready for Valentine's Day, I'm .... But "With Heart and Hands' has been the name of all of the small groups I ...
My own home and my sewing areas are filled with heart and heart shaped items..I just can't help myself. I love them that much!



 Read about my participation in Quilting Arts Magazine Challenge

 And of course, I make a comfort quilt, a heart shaped comfort pillow, or some other lovely little  gift of love, appreciation or comfort ..for my home, for others homes, for a loved one, and always a little something for someone I may never meet but can reach out to with love, none the less!  

Whenever we make a comfort quilt or donate a block to a given cause, we are putting a piece of ourselves...our heart...into that donation. Whether they are given to a loved one, heart patients, for cancer care, for hospice donations, or to simply to show our love, faith, and caring...it's wonderful to make and keep heart blocks, quilts and other projects on hand....any time of the year!


                              


Japanese Knot Bag Tutorial from my blog 'With Heart and Hands'






Simple h(art) quilting to make a fabric card, wall hanging, or little prayer flag to send to someone who needs it! You don't even need a pattern for some thing like these!

My own heart shaped or themed tutorials:







 My String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow make with strings or solids and use the little pocket in the back...for sending good wishes of any kind!






This is perfect for post surgery for either cardiac or breast cancer patients, hugging a pillow over the heart after cardiac surgery or under the arm after breast surgery have been shown to help significantly with post-operative pain. Hospitals love having these donated!


 




 

Origami 'Petal Bag' Tutorial


  






Make a quilt with either string pieced hearts or applique'd hearts:





Free Babie's and Children's Quilt Patterns

 Make a simple quilt and applique a heart on top of its blocks!


Angel Wraps and Preemie Patterns

For little ones born too soon.
Donate to neo-natal wards. They never have blankets or quilts tiny enough for miscarried babies that are so dearly loved and need a burial wrap.

 





Making Adult Bibs..

I made lots and lots for both my mother and mother-in-law in their eighties and nineties and more for donation to care homes!

 

 

Make and Donate Pillowcases for charitable causes this month!

Make a Magic 'Burrito' Pillowcase

I've made dozens an dozens and dozens and given all but two away!












Make a quilt with either string pieced hearts or applique'd hearts:








And now...lots and lots of wonderful hearts and valentines ideas, tutorials, patterns, and lots of inspiration for you and your loved ones!!

From All People Quilt...











And now....my collection of more than a hundred links for free heart shaped quilt blocks or heart themed quilt or craft patterns all in one place for you to check out for special gift for a loved one, or for another Valentine's Day in the future! Links below:


Freebies: Paper pieced hearts



doll quilt 2 







 

 


 

Terri at Quilternity’s Place (hearts above) is sharing a couple of free heart quilt patterns on her blog. Go HERE to read more.
Images credit: Quilternity’s Place




Heart Garden quilt tutorial by Ellie Roberts for Moda Bakeshop

  


Love You Placemat Tutorial


Candy Hearts Quilt by Gigi's Thimble for Moda Bakeshop


 Vintage Heart Collage by Allison Aller  free pattern at American Quilter













Heart Tree by Liz Jones from her book Flowers, Hearts and Garlands, free applique pattern at American Quilter


  Have a Heart, free pattern by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins at Piece o'Cake Designs



Have a Heart, free quilt pattern by Nina Lise Moen at Mrs Moen Free Patterns


Scrappy Heart Quilt by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter (there are seven different free hearts patterns at this link)


Be Still My Heart tutorial by Jacquie Gering at Tallgrass Prairie Studio


Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué Hearts, Deonn Stott for Riley Blake Designs ..free tute and pattern
Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial..this one is just 18"..use it for a carseat cover, a wallhanging, or a pillow"

Twisting Heart Valentine at Freemotion by the River

 

 

 

 




Heart Blocks

Nine-Patch Heart: FREE Quilt Block Pattern


Nine-Patch Heart: FREE Quilt Block Pattern

Download your FREE Nine-Patch Heart Block pattern from link below. Refer to the McCall's Quilting issue shown below for the Heart of the Home quilt pattern by Jackie Robinson.


Heart of the Home: Cheerful Valentine Table Runner Quilt Pattern

WEB BONUS
Click here to download their FREE Nine-Patch Heart Quilt Block Pattern from their FREE online Quilt Block Reference library.


Love Runner
 

Click here for my Love Table Runner Tutorial

Make in Pinks or Reds ! and Send some LOVE!!!

Simple Heart Quilt Tutorial, Cluck Cluck Sew

Make in Pinks and send some heartfelt love!

Simple Heart Quilt + Tutorial..

photo from: Hanna's Hearts at Fresh Lemons

I revised this tutorial a bit so the hearts are 2 print pieces instead of 4 as in the quilt above. Now there are less seams!  If you want the old version, it’s here.

Patchwork Heart Quilt Top with HSTs by Janice Elaine...shown below

This quilt is similar, but different from the previous Patchwork Heart Quilt Top.  The cutting and beginning construction needed to be adjusted, so I thought I'd post this tutorial.

Have fun designing your own Valentine's Day quilts. The Valentines blocks shown here each finish to approximately 8". Make one block and frame it, or assemble a group of blocks into a quilt. By mixing fabrics and block styles and alternating sashing between blocks, the possibilities are endless.

schematic of classic heart block
  • Classic Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"
  • Cut one 2.5" strip of light fabric.
  • Cut one 2.5" strip of dark fabric.
  • Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew. Cut six 2.5" squares from the dark fabric and two 2.5" squares from the light. Sew the Easy Angle sets to create Easy Angle units. Sew Easy Angle units and squares together following diagram below. Press seams in direction of arrows. 

    schematic of assembling fabric pieces to make classic heart block
    image of finished classic heart block

schematic of Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block
  • Valentine's Cubed Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"
    Cut blocks, strips and square finished block using the Easy Rule™ or Easy Rule Jr.™
  • Cut 1 1/2" strips for 1" finished squares.
  • Ten dark 1 1/2" squares.
  • Fifteen light 1 1/2" squares.
Assemble squares together in rows:

schematic of rows 1 and 4 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Rows 1 and 4
schematic of row 2 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 2
schematic of row 3 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 3
schematic of row 5 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 5

schematic of arranging rows for Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block
Then add 1 1/2" borders:
  • Cut two light 5 1/2" & two light 7 1/2" strips.
  • Cut two dark 7 1/2" & two dark 9 1/2" strips.


Sew short strips of light fabric to top and bottom of block, then to sides. Repeat with dark fabric.

image of finished Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block




schematic of Two Hearts Together quilt block
  • Two Hearts Together Block
  • 8" x 8"


Cut one 2.5" strip of background fabric. Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric. Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew. Cut four 2.5" squares from each of the background and heart fabrics. Sew Easy Angles together to form Easy Angle units.



Sew Easy Angle units together in pairs as shown below. Make two of each pair.
schematic of attaching Easy Angle units to each other
Sew background squares together to form two sets of pairs. Repeat with heart fabric.
schematic of background squares pairs
Assemble block as shown in diagram below. Press seams in direction shown.
schematic of how to assemble Two Hearts Together Block image of finished Two Hearts quilt block


  schematic of quilt Tri-Rec Heart block
  • Tri-Rec Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"


Tools]

  • Cut one 2.5" strip background fabric to yield four Recs.
  • Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric to yield two Tris.
  • Cut one 4.5" strip of background to yield two Recs.
  • Cut one 4.5" strip to yield one Tri.
  • Cut one 1.5" strip and one 2.5" strip sashing fabric.


Sew 2.5" recs to either side of 2.5" Tris to make a two triangle in a square units. Sew small triangle in a square units together side by side to create top of heart.
schematic of connecting two tri-recs units (top of heart)
schematic of bottom of heartSew 4.5" recs to either side of 4.5" Tri to make one triangle in a square unit.
Sew heart sections together.
schematic of attaching blocks to finish heart
Measure width of heart unit and cut two 1.5" sashing strips to fit. Sew one each to top and bottom of unit.
Measure length of heart unit and cut two 2.5" strips to fit. Sew one to each side of blocks to complete.

schematic of adding sashing around heart block image of finished Tri-Rec quilt block


  schematic of valentine quilted heart blockMy Companion Valentine Heart Block

8" x 8"


Cut pieces using the Companion Angle™ & to complete flying geese unit use the Easy Angle™



Flying geese unit

On bottom half of block:

Cut one Companion Angle™ from 4 1/2" strip of dark fabric.

Cut one pair of Easy Angles™ from 4 1/2" strip of light fabric.
schematic: how to assemble flying geese unitSew Easy Angle™ triangle to either side of Companion Angle™ triangle to complete flying geese unit.
Quarter square blocks (make two)

schematic of quarter square blockCut six Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of light fabric.

Cut two Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of dark fabric.


Sew two triangles together as shown to make a half square, then sew two half squares together to create each block.
schematic of how to assemble quarter square block
schematic of attaching quarter square blocksSew quarter square blocks together. Sew to flying geese unit to complete block.


schematic of attaching blocks to make valentine's heart quilt block image of finished valentine's heart quilt block

 


Use drawing above to make another little Sue for a card or a quilt block!

Heart ‘n Hand Needle Case (p) (pdf)Heart 'n Hand Needle Case Pattern (pdf)

Heart Blocks


The Heart Pillow Program - NEW - Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick


Appliqué Heart Wreath

Have A Heart Patterns-New!!!!

Have A Heart from Carol Doaks

Choose the woven heart, the bow heart or the star heart to send a message of love and friendship. Click to download the pdf


Floral Hearts


Read her tutorial at link above:
Download her pattern from her link, as well: Click here for Pattern


Sketching the pattern

Wonky Hearts:

Wonky Hearts: Sharon of Indigo Threads




Paper Pieced Heart Blocks...sorry the photos disappeared. It happens sometimes!

Brown Heart - new


Valentine 2007


Heart 2005

Broken heart

Sketching the pattern






Heart Quilting Patterns from original Nancy Page published patterns circa 1980's






Stack'n Whack Hearts http://www.bethanyreynolds.com/snwhearts.html


Strings ~ Hearts from Mary at MaryQuilts.com




Make a Patchwork Heart Quilt Block

heart quilt blocks

Heart and Hands Tea Cozy Click here (to download Template Diagrams, PDF format)


How to Create a Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card eHow.com

Cheater's patchwork,cut and paste fabric squares: a card making tutorial

Flower hearts Yvonne's dk...pdf dnload of pattern only

Pastel hearts Yvonnes dk dnload of pdf pattern only





Crazy Patch Heart 

Click to download the pdf


photo

String Heart Block from sophie

Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts

Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts



February 2004 Block of the Month -- Fancy Hearts


AmeriHearts at Home

About.com PP Heart can be a Signature Block




Piece by Number, CandyBox Heart

Quilters Online Resource, Hearts A Bloom

Quilters Online Resource, Beginner HeartsEZ Quilts Heart Block

18" Square
Here’s My Heart

Flags & Heart



Ute-Barbara Skjønberg, Norway

Heart Block

Quiltaholics Heart Block

Heart Block, Cole Brothers

Janet Smith’s Hearts pdf download


JC Quilts, Pieced Heart
JC Quilts, 1997, PP
JC Quilts, 1998, PP

Nutmeg Nook’s Primitive Heart

Warner Stained Glass (these could be pieced)

Mrs. Burns Chained Heart pdf download

Australian Heartland pdf

Pat Patches Crazy Heart (in Portuguese) pdf:http://www.pat.patches.nom.br/Down/2003/BMJan03.pdf simple pieced heart with lots of diagrams

The Heart Pillow Program for Heart and Stroke Patients

Bypass Heart Surgery Heart, Photo
Quilt Logic

Quilters Neighbourhood Pieceable Hearts

Think Pink quilt

Quilt Pox Think Pink Hearts

Red Dawn’s Woven Heart
PP: paper pieced

Sandy Bonsib’s Pieced Heart Block

Sew Quilty, Jake’s Heart



Sew Quilty, Scrappy Heart 

Sew Quilty, Strippy Heart

Sewing Kit Inside
My Portable Hand-sewing Kit.

Heart Pin Step-by-Step

Free Sewing Accessories Patterns: Updated for 2015'

Want to sew from your heart to others who share that heart and your love of sewing?  Think little gifts of your own created pincushion, a needle book, and other fun ideas!  Here's just a few of the ones I've collected over the years..see all of them at the sewing accessories link above to go to that page on my blog!!!



Pin Cushion in a Cup Tutorial

http://jenniferjangles.blogspot.ca/2013/05/pin-cushion-in-cup-tutorial.html
 Isn't this the cutest pincushion, ever? Check it out and find a tutorial to make your own at: \





Anna Marie Horner Wild Flower Pincushion


Needle-book-front

Children Can Make this Needlecase from Nini!

CRAZY QUILT CD PINCUSHION TUTORIAL



Cupcake pincushion by Crativity Amongst Chaos
Doughnut Pincushion Tutorial by Fave Crafts
Sea Dreaming:Crazy Quilted with Beads and Shells Pincushion



Needle-book-front

Children Can Make this Needlecase from Nini!







How to make a mouse pincushion or fill it with catnip for your own furry loved ones.



marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Strawberry: You may remember seeing charming strawberry pincushions like these in your grandmother’s sewing box.





Easy Patchwork: These are fairly easy, take about an hour, and it’s a great way to use up little scrap pieces.
creativekismet.com
creativekismet.com
stitchindye.blogspot.com
stitchindye.blogspot.com
Hex: Trimmed with fabric binding, includes a template to download.
Tea Cup Flower: You’ll need enough scraps of fabric for 10 tea cup circles.
theobjectproject.typepad.com
theobjectproject.typepad.com
  Tomato Pincushion
 click image!

Pincushion Tutorial: click image above!

Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests


countrybumpkin.com.au
countrybumpkin.com.au
Berry: The use of woollen yarns and simple stitches make this a quick and easy project to create. Free pdf pattern download.

Simply Geometric: It is made up of circles, squares and triangles. Simply geometric!
mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com
mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com
myfantastictoys.blogspot.com
myfantastictoys.blogspot.com
Mushroom: Fairly simple project that requires a bit of sewing and a hot glue gun.
Giant: These are super simple to make and adorable! They come in handy around your sewing room and work as great gifts for sewing friends.

craftstylish.com
craftstylish.com
Button Center: With this pincushion, now you have a cute and colorful landing place for all of your sewing pins.
Homegrown Tomato: Stitch a robust heirloom variety in loosely woven linen or cherry tomatoes in dainty gingham.
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
barij.typepad.com
barij.typepad.com
Bari J. Pincushion: Free pdf download available.



amazingmae.blogspot.com
amazingmae.blogspot.com
craftypod.com
craftypod.com
Yo-Yo: Make yo-yo’s from scratch or with a yo-yo maker for these cuties.
Teacup: Made with vintage teacups.
mmmcrafts.blogspot.com
mmmcrafts.blogspot.com
weewonderfuls.typepad.com
weewonderfuls.typepad.com
Pod Flower: Sweet little cushions made with felt.
DIY Owl: An owl shape is made out of modeling clay and then a small fabric pincushion placed in the center.
nettevivante.blogspot.com
nettevivante.blogspot.com
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Wraparound: A wraparound pincushion that fastens onto your sewing machine keeps pins in place and at your finger tips.



Scisscors fob from West Michigan Quilter




Barb's
following directions of friend, Barb Vis

Petit Strawberry: A simple yet pretty pincushion you can attach to scissor handles, a rotary cutter, whatever else you like.
vanessachristenson.com

Thread Caddy & Pin Holder: Six little pockets to hold thread, the center is stuffed and used as a pincushion. Tutorial available via free pdf download. larkcrafts.coml
Ashley from Make it and Love It Pincushion






Thimble pincushion








Merriment :: Pincushion Thread Catcher free DIY tutorial and pattern by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com
Pinchushion/Threatchatcher with straps


Pincushion/Thread catcher with lining
Pincushion and Fabric Threadbin
Threadcatcher/pincushion from Lauralynn





 http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com/2013/02/snippets-threadcatchers-and-trash.html#more


stiletto6
Beaded Stilleto (beautiful fabric guiding stick to push fabric along as you sew) Design by Mary Tosch, pdf from Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville.com




Pincushion, Pincushion/Thread Catcher



Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests..

Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests

 

Darling little stuffed owl pillow..make one or make lots and give as gifts!  A wonderful companion for your sewing room!

 http://www.sew4home.com/projects/pillows-cushions/sleepy-time-stuffed-owls-fairfield

tiny tutorial ~ Valentines: Jane LaFazio's handsewn felt hearts and painted rocks..



Love Bugs

There is something extra special about receiving a handmade Valentine. These Valentine ladybugs are a cute way to let someone know how much you care. It's a fun and easy project that even the kids can help out with. You can make one or a whole class set of these adorable love bugs. It's okay to be creative with the colors. This is a great way to use up some of the bits of scrapbooking paper you may already have.

Materials
  • 1 piece of white cardstock to print the heart template
  • 1 piece of colored cardstock
  • 1 piece of coordinating patterned paper
  • 2 small brads - I used heart shaped ones, but plain brass ones work fine
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • black pen or marker
  • 1/8 inch hole punch
  • 2 small googly eyes and glue (optional)

Directions can be found here:  Love Bug Valentine's



sewing kit ensemble!


You can find the tutorials for most of these "Snippets" HERE


BLOOMIN' BLOSSOMS
Bloomin' Blossoms for Spring
Table Topper, 20" x 20"



HEN PARTY CHICKS PINCUSHION

Quiltscapes Hen Party Chicks Pincushions:  TUTORIAL
 
 Hen Party Chicks @ Sew We Quilt:  STORY & TUTORIAL
Spring Chickens @ Riley Blake Designs:  TUTORIAL
Printer-Friendly Instructions:  PATTERN'
 I   Appliqué  ~ Raw Edge Appliqué Basics


TUTORIAL @ Riley Blake Designs: Photo Tutorial ← click here



  I {Heart} Appliqué II Chenille Appliqué
 
TUTORIAL @ Riley Blake Designs: Photo Tutorial ← click here



 
Bloomin' Posy
TUTORIAL



 
~ Tissue Cozy ~ ;TUTORIAL

 
~ Tableside Pressing Pad ~  TUTORIAL

 
~ A Snappy Eyeglass Case ~  TUTORIAL
 

  

Deluxe Tape Measure >> TUTORIAL



 

Scissor Holder/Lanyard  TUTORIAL






Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion  TUTORIAL






Needlenook  >> TUTORIAL





Hen Party Chick Pincushion TUTORIAL
Laminate Sewing Kit  


 Jina's VIDEO TUTORIAL

 

 

Heart Box Tutorial

photo below
What's in YOUR Sewing Kit?
Other: Heartstrings Quilt Project by Mary Patriotic Heartstrings for Our Soldiers  String Quilting Tutorial and Online Links


 
;;And Just For Fun! Free Patterns for Hearts to knit or crochet!
Fridgies Filet Crochet The following filet crochet charted patterns are on this site - About Crochet: Hearts Border (Add Initials)
Hearts Border With Love
Hearts Filet Crochet Bedspread
Hearts Filet Crochet Tablecloth
Heart With Rose Center

 Fridgies Double Hearts Fridgie At Crochet Memories: Interlocking hearts made with worsted weight yarn.  
Heart Fridgie At Lee's World: Made with sport weight cotton. (Photo)

Heart Fridgie or Pin At Crochet Memories: Made with worsted weight yarn; center is crocheted around a plastic ring. (Photo)

 Valentine Hearts Fridgie At Crochet Memories: Made with small amounts of worsted weight yarn. (Photo)

 Valentine Magnet/Pin At Crochet'N More: Made with worsted weight yarn. (Photo)

 Hot Pads Hearts Hot Pad On this site - About Crochet: This hot pad uses the ruffling technique; a how-to is included. (Photo)

 Textured Hearts Hot Pad At Priscilla's Patterns: Includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth. (Photo)

 Motifs Heart Motif At Jenn's Crochet Page: You could use this as an applique, a magnet; bet you can think up more uses. (Photo)

Heart Motif 2 At Jenn's Crochet Page: Made with size #10 cotton thread. (Photo)

Valentine Brooches At Joyful Abode: She gives directions for making the heart shapes into pins. (Photo)

 Pillows Heart Shape Pillow At Crochet Me: Easy-to-make shapes are joined to form the heart-shaped pillow. (Photos)

 Shawls Connected Hearts Shawl in Filet Crochet On this site - About Crochet: A triangle shaped shawl pattern that I created, featuring my Connected Hearts charted design.



Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey from Alaska to Oregon with thousands of free Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Patterns and Tutorials. Help change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!


3 comments:

  1. Hmm, pincushions -- just what I need! Thanks!

    Congratulations on the birth of your first grand-daughter!

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  2. Wow so much inspiration here. You know where my heart is, giving to help others. Thanks for posting so many wonderful ideas. Hugs

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  3. So many choices! So many projects! *scribbling down names and ideas* Thanks :)

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.