It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner–only one month away! I don’t know about you, but it feels like I just finished putting my Christmas decorations back into storage and am finally recovering from the anxiety of finishing my handmade gifts.
One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to stop procrastinating–that’s always easier said than done isn’t it? In an effort to get ahead of the game, I’ve decided to share a few of the free quilting patterns from Quilting Daily that will make great Valentines and gifts.
Practice your free-motion quilting as you create quiltlets for your loved ones. These small quilts designed by Joanne Sharpe are an easy and fun way to try out painting on fabric and free-motion stitching.
Vintage Valentine Card
Combine hand stitching, machine stitching, and paper crafting techniques to create one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired cards. Vivika Hansen DeNegre uses antique quilt scraps and soft colors to create her romantic Valentines. If you want to make a bold statement of love, try using bright scraps from your stash.
Sweet Heart Tags
Ready for another great scrap-busting project perfect for Valentine’s Day? Check out this charming idea from Beryl Taylor. She takes tags (new or reused from garments) paints them and then attaches silk scraps embellished with beads to create these heartfelt tags. Don’t have silk in your stash? No problem! Try using the scraps you’ve got to make your own version of Beryl’s tags.
Show off your thread painting skills with the Changeable Heart Sampler from Terry White. Use the techniques found in this project originally from Quilting Arts TV Series 400, to create a thread painted Valentine, wall hanging, or box. Whether you quilt it, embellish it, or add it to a piece of clothing, your Valentine is sure to fall in love with your creation!
Make a Valentine or small art quilt inspired by Laura Wasilowski’s “Joyful Heart” series. Transform plain fabric or a plain quilt top into into a party of color, texture, and pattern using hand stitching. Just fuse a simple heart onto a plain background fabric, add free-motion machine stitching, then hand embroidery, and voila–you have a gorgeous card perfect for your Valentine! Plus, explore 3 more ways to add fine sewing techniques to your repertoire in this free eBook.
I can’t wait to get started! How about you?