Recently we showed you Maria Kalinowski's Oh Fudge collection for Kanvas, perfect for chocolate lovers, especially around Valentine's Day, the unofficial season of chocolate.
This week we'll be offering a few tutorials showing you ideas of what you can make with these mouth-watering fabrics. Enjoy, and make sure you enter our giveaway for a chance to win some of these delicious fabrics for yourself!
What's up today? We'll show you how to take 10" Oh Fudge squares and Blush fabrics in pale pink and dark brown and create the "Pieces of My Heart" table runner--a cut and swap project using fusible web.
Here's a close-up of just one heart:
Here's what you'll need:
1 pack of precut 10" squares (you'll use 10)
1/2 yard Blush Tea Rose (light pink)
1/3 yard Blush Espresso (dark brown)
3/4 yards backing fabric
Set aside four 10" squares for the hearts (Hint: Choose squares with a variety of colors and size of motifs for more interesting hearts.)
From four darker brown 10" squares:
Cut a total of thirteen 2-1/2" x 10" pieces (for sashing)
From two lighter 10" squares:
Cut a total of ten 2-1/2" squares (for sashing squares)
From the light pink:
Cut four 10" squares
From the dark brown:
Cut three 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding
From the fusible web:
Cut four 9-1/2" squares
Making the Blocks:
Note: Download the heart template here.
1. Following manufacturer's directions, adhere the fusible web squares to the wrong side of each of your four reserved 10" chocolate squares.
2. Trace the half heart template to make a full heart. Lay the template on each square and cut out the heart shape.
3. Stack the four fabric hearts. Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut through all four layers to create a "puzzle." Start by cutting the heart into two bigger pieces. Divide each bigger piece into smaller pieces. Aim for somewhere between seven and nine pieces. Keep pieces stacked.
4. Lay out the four 10" light pink squares. Lay out the pieces from the top heart, positioning a few on each square. Continue adding pieces from each heart until you have four scrappy looking hearts, leaving roughly 1/4" of space between pieces.
5. Reposition the pieces as needed to center each heart on a square, with the bottom point angled toward a corner of the square (moreso than you see in this picture!) Carefully fuse the pieces to each square, making sure they don't shift as you work.
6. Lay out the four heart squares with the thirteen 2-1/2" x 10" sashing pieces and ten 2-1/2" sashing squares. Rotate the heart squares so they face in alternate directions.
7. Join the sashing pieces and blocks into rows and join the sashing squares and pieces into rows. Join the rows to complete the runner top.
8. Layer with backing and batting, baste, and quilt as desired. We recommend also stitching on the raw edges of the hearts--either with a straight stitch or a zig zag stitch. Bind with the three 2-1/4" x 42" dark brown strips.
We hope you enjoyed the "Pieces of My Heart" runner tutorial! For a chance to win a pack of 10" Oh Fudge squares, make sure you follow our blog (either by blog reader or by email; see right hand sidebar). Then leave a comment letting us know, as well as letting us know your favorite way to eat chocolate (ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, candy bars, by the pound...)
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