February 1, 2013
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Ann's readers can share the love. Last week, Pat shared links to three great free valentine designs in her blog. This week, I have another one I've been working on. Actually, two.
This valentine heart is another of Ann's free designs. I particularly liked it because of the scalloped edge.
I removed the center design and added my own text-Be Mine-in an elegant script. You can do the same with Catalog Xpress and Alphabet Xpress.
Hoop an adhesive tear-away stabilizer and finger-press felted wool in the hoop. The design was stitched in red cotton thread. My choice of wool felt is Marcus
Brothers. It is extremely soft (70% wool and 30% nylon), but hard to find. My
source? The Stash Store.
After removing it from the hoop, carefully tear the stabilizer away and cut around the outside of the heart, leaving a bit of wool around the outside. Attach a hanger, and it's a unique valentine.
The second valentine is a felt heart shape with Be Mine embroidered in the middle and a row of rick rack around the outside edge to create the scallops.
The AccuQuilt GO cutter makes the process effortless. Using the AccuQuilt 55029 die, cut a four-inch heart, hoop an adhesive-backed tear-away stabilizer, and finger-press it in the center of the hoop.
Stitch out the text of choice (it could easily be a monogram) and remove from the hoop.
Carefully tear away the stabilizer and glue the rick rack around the outside of the heart, fitting it to the curves. Attach a hanger and you have another special valentine.
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