Cute Cardio Quilt
This small DIY quilt project yields a Cute Cardio Quilt with a super easy design by Samelia's Mum. The applique pattern is provided, so all you really have to do is hang it up when you are done. The red and white fabrics make for a fresh wall hanging, but you can also use this homemade quilt as a tablemat in your living room or dining room. The round shape represents the endless love you have for the people who spend time with you in your home.
- A4 sized printer paper
- Double-sided fusible paper
- Sewing Machine
- White background fabric
- Heart fabric
I printed it up as large as I could, on A4 sized paper. I then turned the page over and traced around the edge of the word in preparation for applique. *Note: Always reverse letters when you intend to applique them. If you can see through the paper, that’s great, otherwise a light-box or window work well too. When I started out, I would forget to use the mirror image of the letters I wanted and wasted a lot of time and effort redrawing.Trace the applique word onto the paper side of the vliesofix (double sided fusible paper).
Cut out the shapes roughly around the lines. Fuse the shapes to the back of the chosen fabric and cut them out on the lines.
Peel the backing paper off and lay them onto the white (background) fabric.
When the word “Love” is centered and spaced out to form the heart shape, fuse it in place with a hot dry iron.
Attach your applique foot to your sewing machine and applique the tree with coordinating thread. Charcoal or black thread would work well also. I used a small straight stitch. Blanket stitching by hand would work too.
I made a quilt sandwich with the “Love” top, a layer of batting and backing and then stipple (quilted) around the word.
Cut edges of quilt to desired shape.
- Cut the fabric on the diagonal to make the binding. It needs the ‘stretch’ factor to be able to manipulate it around the circle.