DIY Graphic Heart Lap Quilt (& A Giveaway!)

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Today I’m sharing another quick little Valentine’s project. Now to start out with, I am NOT a professional sewer by any stretch of the imagination. I’m sure I break the rules and most things I sew, you can tell they are homemade. So with that in mind, here is the little quilt I made with the how to and at the bottom of the post how you can win one of the two I made like this! Here it is on the back of my couch, which is where I made it for!

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To make it you need:

  • 4 strips of 5.5″x 55″ plain black fabric
  • 3 strips of 5.5″ 55″ white fabric (I went with a white on white one. It has little flowers but you have to be close to see them)
  • Wide black Bias tape
  • 35.5″ x 55.5″ piece of plain black fabric
  • 30″ x 20″ piece of shiny gold fabric
  • 35.5″ x 55.5″ piece of quilt batting
  • black, white & yellow thread

So this is the finished pattern for the back (without the heart on it)

 

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1. After you have cut out all your strips you sew them together starting and ending with black.

2. Then you cut out your heart. I did mine on paper first to get it the size I wanted. It ended up being about 26″ by 18″.

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4. Then you sew on your heart onto the quilt top. I did it with a wide but close zig zag. (If I was good at hand appliqué I would have done that but I’m not 😉 so I picked a different way to do it!
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5. Then you add your filling and back and pin it all around.

6. Then I quilted it. I did only on the black in black thread. I added stripes into the quilting to give it a little something more.

7. Then sew the binding on around the edges. That’s it.
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It didn’t take too long to make, really about 3 hours from start to finish (if I wasn’t interrupted so much ;))

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So I made two. And I want to give one away. So enter 🙂

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