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How to Make a Country Heart Appliqué Quilted Candle Mat


Valentine's Day Sewing Project: How to make a country heart quilted candle mat.

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How to Make a Heart Appliqué Quilted Candle Mat
You will Need:
pink, red, and cream cotton Valentine fabric
quilt batting (warm & natural is our favorite)
basic sewing supplies
This Sweet Valentine Heart Appliqué  Mini Quilt is quick and easy to make, and will look great with a scented candle. 
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Directions on how to sew a country heart candle mat. First you will need to make yourself a heart pattern from paper. The heart should measure about 4".

Cut four squares from red or pink Valentine's print fabric measuring 5 1/2 ".

Pin and cut out four hearts from the fabric squares.

How to sew a country heart candle mat. Cut four 6 1/2" squares of cream colored fabric for your quilt top. 

Place one heart on one quilt top square with the point of the heart facing the bottom right corner of the square as shown in the photo. Center the heart and pin in place.

We will be using the machine appliqué method. To appliqué the hearts on, zigzag around the heart staying as close to the edge of the outside of the heart as possible.

Learn to zig-zag applique this country heart candle mat. Do this to all of your hearts and squares until you have four as shown in the photo.  Line up the hearts the way you want them to appear on your quilt top. (All the points of the hearts should be facing the outer corners of the quilt top as shown in the photo.)
Country hearts candle mat to sew. Now let's put the quilt top together.

First take the two squares on the right and pin them pretty sides together.  Stitch using a 1/4" seam or use the pressure foot as your guide.

Look at the photo to the left.  Notice the two squares on the right are sewn together.  Now we will do the same for the two squares on the left.  Place them pretty sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam.
How to sew a country heart applique quilted candle mat. Now that both the right and the left sides of your quilt top are sewn together, we need to sew the two rows together to complete the quilt top.
Place the rows pretty sides together.  Pin the center seam.  Sew down the center seam using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Learn to sew this heart applique mini quilt. Now your quilt top is done.

Using your quilt top as a guide cut out fabric for the quilt back and quilt batting the same size as the quilt top.

Cut a 3" slit on the quilt back and batting at the same place. (This is where we are going to turn your mini quilt pretty side out after we sew it together.)
How to Make a County Heart Appliqué Quilted Candle Mat Place your three layers together.  Quilt batting on the bottom.  Then the quilt back with the pretty side up facing you.  Last the quilt top with the pretty side facing down.

Pin and sew all the way around your quilt top, once again using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Trim corners and seams around your quilt.

Turn quilt pretty side out. Poke out corners.

How to Make a County Heart Appliqué Quilted Candle Mat Hand stitch the opening (slit) closed.  Press your quilt nice and flat.

Now let's quilt the three layers together.  We are going to outline each heart with stitches. Straight stitch around each heart.  Try and stay as close to the outer edge of the heart as possible with out sewing into the white fabric area.

Your country hearts quilt is done!




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