You'll Need (kits while they last):
- 1 Mini Charm Pack (or thirty-five (35) 2.5" squares)
- 1/4 yard binding
- 1/4 yard backing
- 10 x 20 cotton batting
- 3" x 4" cardstock
- 4" x 8" WonderUnder
Sort your fabric into four groups. Using the First Crush Fabric by Sweetwater, I sorted as follows:
- Eight red squares for the hearts
- Three sets of nine squares for the mini backgrounds
Next, sew together three nine-patches with your background squares. Press the seams of each row in opposite directions so they will nest when you join them.
Then, sew the red squares together in a rectangle (two rows of four). Press seams open.
Fold the 3" x 4" piece of cardstock in half (1.5" x 4") and use paper scissors to cut the shape of a heart.
Trace the cardstock heart onto paper side of the WonderUnder. Cut out the hearts leaving a little room around your lines. Then, following the manufacturer's directions, fuse the WonderUnder to the wrong side of your pieced hearts rectangle.
Cut out all three hearts. And carefully peel the paper off. Fuse to the nine patch units.
Using a coordinating thread, applique one heart to each of the three nine patch units. (I used a zig zag stitch. But you can use a blanket stitch or another decorative stitch.)
Layer the nine patch, batting and backing. Baste and quilt as desired. Repeat to make three mini quilts. I chose to outline quilt the hearts and then stitch 1/4" along the sides of each seam to make a grid of quilting in the background.
Cut three 2.25" x WOF strips from the binding fabric (one strip for each mini). Press in half lenthwise to created the binding strips. Attach binding and finish by hand or machine as desired.
If you do this by assembly line, you can make all three super quick! You could also join them together to create a small runner or pillow.
Hope you enjoyed this sweet little tutorial. Kits for this are available in our shop while they last!
Happy Sewing! :-)