Today I wanted to showcase more Valentine’s theme projects, in follow up of my post on this topic last week.
SEW 4 HOME has a great free tutorial to make “Catnip Heart Mice“, which make perfect Valentine’s gifts for cats (and your cat loving friends). For those of you that like helping your local animal shelters, these would also make for great gifts for cats living in shelters. And, they could also make for a great fundraiser to benefit such shelters too!
WENDY SHEPPARD/IVORY SPRING
Check out Wendy’s free free-motion quilting tutorial to make adorable FMQ hearts.
WE ALL SEW/BERNINA
Free tutorial and machine embroidery design for sweet heart pins.
Free Heart Mug Rug pattern.
This amazing heart pattern, called I Heart NYB, includes a variety of design options, available in Karen’s Craftsy store.
Love Letters is a super fun machine embroidery design collection which you can use to make this romantic quilt, or make table runners, wallhangings, embellish on clothing, etc..
The Hearts & Stars machine embroidery design collection makes a delightful project that finishes at 28″ x 28″, making it a great size for a table topper or wallhanging.
Recipes for….is a fun design collection that is perfect to stitch out on dish towels, or to make into a wallhanging. These romantic designs will certainly make for great projects for your home, as well as for gifts. And, I’ll confess I’m currently stitching them out and they stitch out beautifully.
Marjorie has many machine embroidery designs that are perfect for Valentine’s theme projects (e.g. quilts, mug rugs, table runners, clothing, totes, etc). And, they all stitch out beautifully, come with easy to follow instructions and are fun and fast to create with. I can honestly say I’ve stitched these designs out, as well as many others by Marjorie, and have found them all to be high quality designs.
SARAH VEDELER DESIGNS
Sarah has a cute in the hoop heart coaster machine embroidery design, that is only $5. Definitely would make for great Valentine’s theme decorations for your home, as well as for gifts. I certainly want to make these “Feathered Heart” designs. She also has a free video tutorial, on her website, showing how to make these.
Sarah’s Peace, Love, and Joy collection is always fun to create with, but I certainly think the “Love” would be perfect on a pillow, wallhanging or lap quilt for Valentine’s Day. To clarify, there is a Fresh Idea Pattern that does not include machine embroidery designs, but does include templates for traditional raw edge machine applique. But for those that do enjoy machine embroidery, you can purchase her Peace, Love, and Joy collection to make a cute Love pillow, as well as endless other projects with this collection.
But Sarah’s Heart Design Collection is probably one that makes the biggest statement for Valentine’s Day. While you can use this machine embroidery design collection to make this stunning quilt, you could also use it to make table runners, wallhangings, embroidery on clothing, etc..
You can also use designs in this collection, to stitch on cardstock to give as a card, or frame as Sarah shows in this inspirational project:
Checkout Sarah on Pinterest for more project ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Best deal I’ve ever seen on this Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Aurifil Cotton Mako is also an exception price for standalone spools, as well as kits.
Here is a link to a post from last week, with more fun and fast Valentine’s theme projects you can make to decorate your home, or to give as gifts: http://quiltshopgal.com/fun-and-fast-valentines-day-theme-projects-freebies-and-a-sale/