February is right around the corner, so we're breaking out our Accuquilt to create this loving heart applique wall hanging. This simple pattern is great for a beginner or a quick project for an experienced quilter -- either way, you'll love putting it together.
Heart Accuquilt Die
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Fabric 1—1⁄4 yard or fat quarter for block background fabric (as shown, the light pink fabric) Fabric 2—3⁄8 yard for sashing and appliqué fabric (as shown, the darker pink print fabric) Fabric 3—3⁄8 yard for binding and appliqué fabric (as shown, the green dot fabric) • Fusible web—1⁄2 yard • Backing—1⁄3 yard • Batting—12" x 33"
Fabric 1: Cut 4—61⁄2" squares
Fabric 2: Cut 3—11⁄2" strips across the width of fabric (WOF) for sashing • Cut 2—4" hearts with fusible web backing • Cut 2—3" hearts with fusible web backing
Fabric 3: Cut 2—21⁄2" strips across the WOF for binding • Cut 2—4" hearts with fusible web backing • Cut 2—3" hearts with fusible web backing
- Remove paper backings from appliqué shapes.
- Following diagram, position appliqué shapes on each background fabric 61⁄2" square. Remember to allow for seam allowances. Fuse in place following manufacturer’s directions.
- Machine appliqué edges of shapes with matching thread and a narrow zigzag or narrow satin stitch.
- Layout appliquéd blocks according to diagram.
- Subcut one Fabric #2, 11⁄2" strip into three, 11⁄2" x 61⁄2" rectangles for sashing.
- Pin and sew rectangles between blocks. Press seams toward rectangles.
- Pin and sew Fabric #2, 11⁄2" strips to sides first, then top and bottom of wall hanging center. Press seams toward strips.
Quilting and finishing
- Layer batting between wall hanging top and backing.
- Pin or baste layers together.
- Model was machine quilted with outline quilting around appliqué shapes and in the ditch around background fabric squares.
- Add binding, mitering corners, adding a hanging sleeve, if desired, before hand stitching binding to back of wall hanging.