In the middle of winter, Valentines Day comes along to brighten up the days with the bright and happy decor. It’s so fun to create sewing projects with reds, pinks, and whimsical designs. Carla here from Creatin’ in the Stick and I’m so excited to join with a few of the talented Thermoweb designers for a Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along. Have you been sewing with us? Today I’m using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Jars of Love quilt block. Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch. It’s that easy.
Jars of Love
Unfinished Size: 10 ½” x 10 ½” Finished Size: 10” x 10”
By Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks
please read through the complete instructions before starting.
Jars of Love Pattern – Download HERE
HeatNBond® EZ Print Lite – 2 sheets or HeatnBond Lite if you want to trace the templates
Fabric: Vintage Berries by Sweet Bee Designs
1 fat quarter of each of the following colors: Red, Light Red, Green, Light Grey, Dark Grey, White
White background fabric – 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
Aurifil thread: 50wt # 2620 (optional #2692 for lines on jars or embroidery floss)
Iron – I love my Oliso Pro
Basic sewing supplies – scissors, thread, needles, pins, sewing machine, etc.
Jars of Love Instructions:
Prepare the applique patterns:
If you are using HeatNBond® EZ Print Lite, print the applique template pieces with your inkjet printer. Follow the package instructions for printing. NO TRACING! How awesome is that?
With HeatnBond Lite on the roll, the pattern pieces will need to be traced on the paper side of the adhesive. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for tracing the patterns and bonding to the wrong side of fabrics. The patterns have been reversed for you.
**TIP** To prevent the fabrics (the letters and heart) from showing the background fabrics, simply bond Fusible Interfacing – Light Weight to the back of the fabric before applying the HeatnBond Lite. The interfacing will just add another layer of protection from “show through.”
Construct the applique block:
Next, cut out all applique pieces on the solid black lines, peel off the backing paper, and place applique with the adhesive side down on the 10 ½” x 10 ½” background piece of fabric following the key included in the pattern.
Stitch around appliques
Use a straight stitch, a zigzag, or blanket stitch with Aurifil thread: 50wt # 2620 to stitch around each applique piece.
Stitch Lines on Jars
Embroider or machine stitch the lines for the jars using the key as a guide.
Have fun making Valentine blocks. Soon, I will be back to show a neat way to put them together into a project.
You’ll find details on the Valentine Sew Along HERE along with the First Block
Click HERE for the second Love Note Block by Amy Chappell
Be sure to join us tomorrow for our final block from Designer Amy Warner!