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A Sweet and Simple Valentine
Posted By Joan Hawley On February 13, 2012 @ 8:15 am In Potpourri | 3 Comments
Lazies, Happy Valentine’s Day! Consider yourself hugged and smooched. Above is the Valentine I made for my nephew. I used a pattern I found at PatternSpot.com as a launching point (link below), but that design is shown as little stuffed heart pillows. I need to mail this to my little Valentine, so I used a flat, sew-in batting.
My crafty heart would be perfect for a drink coaster, but my six-year-old little guy doesn’t need one of those. I’m hoping his mom will hang it on the fridge with a magnet. It weighs nearly nothin’ and it’s thin, so your average magnet should hold it just fine. My finished heart is approximately 7″ tall by 6.5″ wide.
I did the buttonhole stitching by machine. I used Nancy Zieman’s great tip of narrowing the stitch width as you stitch around the bottom point. I wrote about this on my blog earlier  as part of Nancy’s blog hop.
The project worked up quickly, but I only had time to make this one. I look forward to trying more projects with the sew-in batting from Them O Web, it’s perfect for projects like these. Keep it in mind for placemats and table runners.
Thread: Aurifil  Mako 28 in color #2260 for the buttonhole stitching
Fabric: ‘Hello Luscious’ by BasicGrey for Moda
Pattern: ‘Funky Valentine’ found at PatternSpot.com 
Fusible: Heat n Bond Feather Lite #3531
Batting: Therm O Web Non-Woven craft sew-in firm #2435
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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 my blog earlier: http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/potpourri/sewing-a-to-z-with-nancy-zieman-book-tour-and-giveaway
 Aurifil: http://www.facebook.com/aurifil.quilt.thread
 PatternSpot.com: http://patternspot.com/products/1870
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