February 14 is right around the corner! I was trying to think of something quick- really quick- to dress and brighten up little spots in the house that needed some “love”. I made these little Valentine’s Day quilted tags! Sort of a super-mini Valentines Day quilt pattern, lol. They are the perfect way to use up some fabric AND batting scraps! (If you’re anything like me, you hate to throw even the littlest pieces away!) Have you noticed that metallics are everywhere?? For this Valentine’s Day sewing project, you can use metallic DecoFoil like I’ve done here, or you can do machine applique. If you do machine applique, keep in mind that the pieces are fairly small, so you will want to use a small stitch, and don’t forget to use the reversed patterns. When using DecoFoil, you don’t need to reverse the patterns.
You can just sit the tags in little bowls like this:
Or add some twine or ribbon and tie them to a vase like I’ve done below. Ooooh… you know what would be really cute??? Fill Mason jars with candies or cookie mix, and tie one of these little tags to it! I’d definitely love to receive that as a gift, how about you??
For each quilted Valentine’s Day tag, you will need:
- —Click here for PDF
- –2″ x 3 1/4″ scrap of fabric for front
- –2 3/4″ x 4″ scrap of fabric for back
- –2 3/4″ x 4″ scrap of batting
- –thread for quilting the layers together (I used red Aurifil 50 wt #2660)
- –pinking shears
- –optional: twine or ribbon for hanging
To make the metallic version, you will also need:
- —DecoFoil by Thermoweb (I used Pink Melon, Champagne, and Pewter). *Affiliate link
- —Hot Melt Adhesive by Thermoweb *Affiliate link
To make the machine applique version, you will also need:
- –scraps of fabric
- –thread for applique
- –fusible web, such as Heat n Bond Light
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Place 2 3/4″ x 4″ scrap of fabric on table, right side down. Place batting on top. Place 2″ x 3 1/4″ scrap of fabric right side up on top of batting.
Machine stitch the layers together. You could do free motion quilting for a “doodling” effect like this:
You could also do a straight stitch, or a zig zag or buttonhole stitch (or any other decorative stitch you want) to quilt the layers together.
Use pinking shears to trim away excess batting and backing fabric, leaving about 1/8″ all around the edges:
Trace word patterns onto hot melt adhesive for metallic look, or onto fusible web for machine applique.
For hot melt adhesive, cut the letters out right on the line. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fuse the adhesive to the front of the tag; peel off the paper. Fuse on the metallic DecoFoil sheet.
For fusible web, cut out letters leaving about 1/8″ border all around. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse to wrong side of scrap fabrics; cut out on line. Fuse to front of the tag; machine applique.
If desired, add twine or ribbon for hanging.