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How to make a Victorian Valentine Art Quilt

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You can impress your sweetie with this very heartfelt Victorian Valentine Art Quilt! (I can't take full credit for this idea, I saw something similar to it on the internet a while ago, just can't find it again to give credit.)


You will Need:
-scraps of Valentine print fabrics and quilt batting
-heat bond (optional)
-fabric computer paper

Find a special photo you would like to use. (I have 2 photos for 2 different projects in the photo to the left.) Following the manufactures instructions on the fabric computer paper print onto the fabric.

There are no rules in fabric art.  Just have fun!

Begin by cutting your quilt top piece of fabric the size you want it. Then start by making hearts and words like Love, Hugs, The Two of Us, Kiss, etc...

Pin everything in place.

To get the effect of the thickness around the photo and the big hearts, just use a wide zigzag stitch going around yarn. For the photo I used very thick yarn, and for the hearts I used a thin yarn.

If you have small letters or numbers like I have, use a heat bond following their manufactures instructions.  If you have larger ones just zigzag appliqué your artwork on the quilt, like I did with all the hearts.

Remember no set rules, just have fun and be creative.

Once your top is done it is time to either make it into a quilt or a pillow. This is a Valentine gift for my mom and she wanted a quilt.

Place the quilt batting on the bottom, then the quilt backing (cut the same size as your quilt top) pretty side up, and last your quilt top pretty side down.

Pin around your quilt through all 3 layers leaving a 4" opening on one side. Stitch around the quilt. Don't forget to leave an opening as shown in the photo.

Trim seams, clip corners, and turn your quilt pretty side out through the opening.

Poke out the corners with a pencil and press your quilt.

Hand stitch the opening closed.

Now we have to actually "quilt" our quilt. The process of quilting is sewing or connecting 3 or more layers together. We will be machine quilting. Simply sew straight stitch over everything that you zigzagged on.  Once you are done this is what the back of your quilt will look like.

Trim all threads and your Victorian Valentine Quilt Art is done! Enjoy displaying it in your own home or giving it as a gift.




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