Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quilting Week Three: Sewing Your Hearts

Ok, it's confession time. It takes a long time to cut out the hearts, right? I have 40 cut out. How about you? Have you cut all 80 out yet? How about just one? Since I'm half way through, I decided to take a break cutting and sew my hearts. Either way, let's continue the process and sew our hearts to the muslin square.
I promise this part is super easy!

**(Sorry about this image being sideways, for some reason blogger won't let me put it horizontal.)
Lay out 3-5 muslin pieces and line them up evenly. Then lay one heart on each square. I do this so they will all look even. It doesn't have to be totally perfect, but you want them to be pretty close. So I just eyeball them.

Then use 3 pins to secure your heart to the muslin square.

There are a lot of different ways to sew your heart on. I chose the most simple way, which is to use a straight stitch. Sew as close to the edge as you can. If you want it to fray a little more, you don't have to sew it as close. I chose this stitch because when we go back to actually quilt everything, we will use the same stitch again.

That's that.
If it's any consolation, using the interfacing under the hearts makes the sewing much easier.
It's pretty quick, and definitely satisfying. Now the quilt is really starting to come together!

Next week we will be sewing all of the muslin squares together.
If you have any pictures of your progress, I would love to see them.
Leave me a comment with a link to your blog so we can see what fabrics you have chosen and where you're at.
Once again, please also leave any questions you may have and I'll answer them in the comment section as well.
If you want to go back at all, here are the links again:
Week One: Supplies You'll Need
Week Two: Cutting Your Fabrics

Don't forget about this awesome give-away either. You can enter up to three times!

4 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

lori vliegen said...

this is looking great....love your fabrics! :)

Adrienne said...

this is going to be adorable Chrissie. it makes me wish i had saved some of my daughter's baby clothes. however, we are saving school shirts to some day make a high school/middle school memory quilt. here is a link to my first quilt (pay no attention to blogger's spacing issue in the post). Adrienne

http://adrienne-lol.blogspot.com/2009/07/in-and-out.html

Ruth said...

Unfortunately, life has taken over once again and I am behind. I am hoping that I can catch up this weekend.

Ruth