I am co-teaching a Block-of-the-Month (BOM) program at The Granary with Paula Ivers, the shop owner. We are using the pattern “Paris in the Fall”, by This & That. It’s a wonderful way to hone your piecing skills a little at a time and make a beautiful quilt in the process! Here’s another version of Block 1:
It’s February (where did January go?) and I thought it would be a good time to share a fun tutorial on how to make a heart sachet. I originally got this idea from the Moda Bake Shop. I used Moda layer cakes for mine and made it a little bit smaller than the original version. So let’s get started:
Step 1: You will need 6 layer cakes (10 ” squares) of coordinating fabric. This will be enough to make 4 heart sachets. You’ll also need some polyester stuffing and lavender oil.
Take two of the layer cakes and from each cut (1) 2″ wide strip, (1) 8″ square and (1) 2″ x 8″ rectangle as shown below.
Step 2: From the remaining layer cakes, cut (1) 2″ x 10″ strip from each. Subcut the remaining piece (which should now be a 8″ x 10″ rectangle) into (4) 2″ x 8″ rectangles. Arrange those 2″ x 8″ rectangles (including the ones from previous step) into sets of five as shown and sew together with 1/4″ seam. Press seams to one side. You should have a total of 4 strip sets that measure 8″ x 8″ square.
Step 3: Cut the 8″ square strip sets on the diagonal as shown. Do the same thing with the two 8″ plain squares from step 1.
Step 4: With right sides together, sew a pieced triangle to a plain triangle, leaving a 2″ gap along the center of the long side. Clip corners bluntly and turn right side out.
Step 5: Stuff the triangle with polyester stuffing. If you want to make it smell pretty, add a few drops of lavender oil to the stuffing first. You don’t need the stuffing to reach too far into the two points of the triangle since this will get sewn together eventually to form the top of the heart.
Step 6: Sew the opening closed. I do this by machine (lazy me). Next, you want to take the two long triangle points and overlap them to form the handle for your heart. Stitch across the overlap to secure – again I did this by machine. It should begin to look like a heart shape by now (hurray!)
Step 7: Make the bow for the heart by taking (2) 2″ x 10″ rectangles and draw a 45 ° diagonal line on each end as show in picture. Sew 1/4″ all the way around, leaving a 2″ opening along one long side. Trim points bluntly and turn right side out. Press. Stitch opening closed.
Step 8: Assembly your cute heart sachets! Tie the bow around the heart handle and adjust until it looks just right.
Don’t you love it? Hearty goodness that smells nice too!
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