Thursday, January 24, 2013

HEARTS A FLUTTER TABLE RUNNER { A CHARM PACK TUTORIAL}



HEARTS A FLUTTER TABLE RUNNER

FINISHED SIZE: 13 1/2" x 49 1/2"







 Valentine's Day is just around the corner
so I created another quick project that can be completed in a weekend. 

It is Charm Pack friendly project. For this project I used Flirt by Sandy Gervais.
(It is now available in my SHOP)
 I also used an "old school" method to make the fabric hearts.




 Fabric Requirements:

  • (1) Charm Pack or (42)  5 " coordinating squares. The Flirt Charm pack came with( 9) red 5" fabric squares. If you are using your own fabrics, you will need (9) 5" fabric squares.
  • (1) 20" X 56" piece of quilt batting
  • 1 3/4 yards of backing material
  • Pencil or Water Soluble Marker
  • Glue Stick

Block Assembly

Note: All seams are sewn with 1/4" seam allowance

Step 1:
  • Decide on the placement of your Charm Squares.We will be placing them into rows of (3) Charm Squares.
  • If you are using a Flirt Charm Pack, be sure to remove the red Charm Squares. We will be using them later on to make the fabric hearts.


Step 2:
  • Place the Charm Squares Right Sides Together (RST).
  • Pin.
  • Sew the Charm Squares together.






 Step 3:

  • Press the block open.



 Step 4:

  • With RST, pin the next charm square to the block.
  • Sew the Charm Square to the block.




Step 5:
  • Press the block open.


 Step 6:

  • Repeat steps 1-5 and make a total of 11 rows.




Step 7:

  • With RST, pin Row 1 to Row 2.







Step 8:
  • Sew the rows together.
  • Press the block open.

Step 9:
  • Repeat steps 7-8 until you have 11 rows sewn together.

HOW TO MAKE THE FABRIC HEART

Here is the "old school" method of making a heart. It is very similar to the way that we used to make paper hearts in Elementary School.

Step 10:
  • Take a red Charm Square and press it in half.



Step 11:
  • Using a water soluble marker or pencil, lightly drawn half of a heart on your Charm Square.
  • I started to draw my heart at the top corner of the crease and ended up at the bottom corner of the crease.
  • Don't worry because it doesn't have to be perfect! These are supposed to be "free-formed" hearts. My hearts are not all the same size.








 Step 12:

  • Using your scissors, cut out your drawn heart.







 Step 13:

  • Press the heart open.


Step 14:
  • Repeat steps 10-13 and make a total of (9) hearts.




 Step 15:

  • Using you glue stick, lightly place a dab of glue on the back of your heart. I used a water soluble glue that I "borrowed" from my Little Person's craft supply box :0)
  • If you don't want to glue the hearts, then you can just pin them in place.




 Step 16:

  • Turn the heart over and randomly place it on the quilt top. 
  • I tried to keep most of my hearts going down the middle of the quilt top.






Step 17:

  • Using your favorite method, stitch down the hearts.
  • I used my regular 1/4" foot and stitched around the hearts. I left them raw edged.

Step 18:
  • When you have finished stitching down your hearts, baste your quilt top.
  • Quilt your quilt top using your favorite method.
  • Bind your Hearts A Flutter Table Runner

Step 19:
  • Enjoy your Hearts A Flutter Table Runner

Add caption



Flirt by Sandy Gervais now available in my SHOP.

Until Next Time...Happy Quilting

7 comments:

  1. Cute little topper--I love "Flirt"!

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  2. Não me contive. Seu filho é um encanto. Amei as fotos. Parabéns.
    Certamente ele é seu maior tesouro.
    Que Deus proteja sua família que é linda.
    Regina

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  3. I'm new to quilting..How much material for the binding??

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  4. Lovely and inspiring, also looks like fun to make.

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  5. You instructions are easy to follow, thank you

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  6. You instructions are easy to follow, thank you

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