03 February, 2016

Free Heart Pattern for Quilts, Coasters, Placemats

Hello friends!

I noticed you love heart designs and patterns!
And I thought to make a new design for you - but for a smaller and faster project. You could use this design for quilts, pillows, placemats or coasters.

I made two coasters- this is such a SWEET project! 

Free Heart Quilt Pattern
The coasters measure 7''.

Free Heart Quilt Pattern
They require 8'' x 8'' pieces of fabric, fusible web (for the appliques) and heavyweight interfacing.

Free Heart Quilt Pattern

Have you noticed how useful a good, heavyweight interfacing is? Like Peltex, Fast2Fuse, even Decovil (this one is only one side fusible)?

Here is the applique process -  quick and easy!

Free Heart Quilt Pattern

Free Heart Quilt Pattern
And here is the finished coaster.

Free Heart Quilt Pattern
I thought this is a perfect project for Valentine's Day!
I hope you like this design; if you use it, please share a picture of your project with us!

Related:

Happy Heart Quilt Pattern
Love Letters Quilt Patterns

Free Heart Quilt Pattern

29 January, 2016

Quilt Sale

Looking for loving homes for some of my quilts.

Check out my Etsy shop.
Thank you for stopping by.
Geta

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GetaGrama

21 January, 2016

Heart Quilt Patterns

Here are my first quilts of 2016.
Heart designs for mini wall hangings, or pillows or a center piece on a table.

This is "Happy Heart", done in a multicolor Fossil Fern fabric.

heart quilt pattern
A 14'' design that was quickly appliqued and quilted.

heart quilt pattern
I worked with just one funny piece!

heart quilt pattern
I thought that the simple (but wonderful) design deserves a finishing in style so I added piping to the binding. It's a detail that takes so little time (and a small piece of fabric) but has a big impact.

heart quilt pattern
When you have a favorite piece of fabric but it is not enough for binding a quilt, then adding piping is a good idea to showcase that fabric. I made my piping strips 3/4'' wide.
To be effective, the color of the piping should contrast with the color of the background of the quilt and the color of the binding. It's easy to use the same fabric for both.

The design below measures only 12''.

The quilting was quick, easy and fun. Glad that I used the walking foot again for quilting!
I did not use a zig zag stitching to secure the edges of the applique pieces. I love the straight stitching done close to the edges - this is the look after washing.

heart quilt pattern
This is the third design.

heart quilt pattern

It was fun to quilt all those oval pieces.


All the fabrics are Fossil Fern by Benartex and everything was quilted with Aurifil 50wt.

I am not sure I will have time to sew the fourth design before Valentine's Day.

heart quilt pattern
Do you plan to sew something for your loved ones?
Patterns for these quilts are available now in my pattern shop.

Happy sewing,
Geta

 heart quilt pattern

 heart quilt pattern
I am linking to Finish it up Friday.

08 January, 2016

My New Pockets with Love

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season.
Now, are you ready for new quilting/sewing adventures?

I am thinking of Valentine's Day and I started a few new projects.
Today I made two "Pockets with Love", in heart shape. (this was my first pattern, launched 6 years ago!).
These fabrics (Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman) are just perfect for these pretty little things.

I don't have too many buttons, but it just happened to have the PERFECT ones for my two pockets! The same for ribbons!

This is the fastest version of these origami patterns. It uses fusible web to bond the fabrics and a pinking blade.

I spent more time hand sewing the strap and buttons than sewing the actual pocket!
 
I think I MUST use these fabrics to sew pockets in the other two shapes too (diamond and kite).

Here are all the three shapes, in Christmas fabrics.

And look how small you could sew them!

Pockets with Love patterns 

Have a great weekend,
Geta

I am linking to Finish it up Friday.

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