The color palette was once again inspired by the same Target table runner that I used to make my Valentine’s canvas.
I traced a heart template (that’s mine, but feel free to make your own) on some fusible web (Wonder Under, Heat n Bond, whatever you like) 16 times. That’s enough for each letter plus a spacer heart between BE and MINE. I fused it to the back of the pink houndstooth fabric following the manufacturers directions and then cut out all 16 hearts.
To put the lettering on the hearts, I cut freezer paper with my Silhouette (the font is Madfont). Remember if you cut freezer paper with your Silhouette that you’ll need to put the shiny side up and reverse your text. I also have to use the green mat, but your mats may still be more sticky than mine are.
Then I turned Macy loose with some Tulip Fabric Paint and a sponge brush.
You could also use iron on lettering or cut freezer paper by hand or even paint the letters on…whatever works for you!
Next, I fused each heart (again with the manufacturers directions) to a 7” square piece of backing fabric. I ripped mine, because I’m lazy. And then I stitched the hearts in place.
Macy put a matching 7” square on top and sewed 3 edges (leaving the tops open) using 1/4” seams.
Then we clipped the corners…
and turned right side out and pressed.
Once all 16 squares were finished, I laid them out in order to make sure everything looked good. Then I grabbed some extra wide double fold bias tape. Decide how long of a “tail” you’ll want for hanging and mark with a pin.
Start sewing (I zig zagged) at the end and go until you get to your pin.
Stick in one of your squares and keep on sewing.
After the last square, keep sewing for an amount equal to the “tail” you left at the beginning.
And then hang it!