How to make a box of chocolates… with fabric! by Tania Denyer February 3, 2020 written by Tania Denyer February 3, 2020 945 After the long cold dark nights of January, February brings hope… even if spring is months to come. The bright reds and pinks of Valentine decorations never fail to make me smile. Even entering the dollar store to be greeted by a riot of pink and red reminds me the grays of winter will not last forever, so for this week, I’ll be creating a special project. If you have followed my projects before, you’ll know I love to create simple and fun designs and I thought what sweeter than a simple box of a chocolate quilt, either as a table runner, table topper or door quilt. And if time’s of the essence, even one chocolate will do 🙂 Chocolates made from fabric materials a variety of pink fabrics for the chocolate box squares, fat quarters or scrap fabric are ideal a variety of brown fabrics for the chocolates, including an off white for white chocolate! red 1½” fabric strips for sashing fusible batting, to give dimension to your chocolates grosgrain ribbon in a variety of pink and red, various widths rick rack, also in pink and red, various widths novelty buttons 30” square of backing fabric 30” square of batting fabric for binding, about ½ yard The chocolate box quilt will measure approximately 26″ square when complete. Fabric selection to create my chocolate box quilt I started by picking background fabrics. I chose a variety of pinks. Then I decided on my chocolate fabric. Select a range of browns for milk to dark and don’t forget to include white chocolate! Finally, look for all the ribbon, rick rack and buttons your heart desires, these are what I’ll be decorating the chocolates with. Grosgrain ribbon is my absolute favorite and I encourage you to collect every color. It’s useful for so many things. Elan Grosgrain ribbon is excellent quality and beautiful to use. Elan Grosgrain ribbon… in all the Valentine colors Rick rack is something that was once a staple of all crafts and recently has become popular again. UNIQUE Rick Rack comes in a variety of widths and colors. UNIQUE Rick Rack comes in a variety of widths and colors And of course buttons… I used Elan novelty buttons, hearts for obvious reasons. Elan novelty buttons come in all shapes and sizes and colors! My project included HeatnBond High loft fusible fleece, which I used to give my chocolates a bit of dimension. HeatnBond High loft fusible fleece to give my quilt work dimension! Have fun picking fabrics and embellishments! This is a creative process so pick what makes your heart sing. You’re a chocolatier! Hooray! And if you’re on Instagram, please tag me @iamgingerq or use #Qschocolatebox Tomorrow I will begin to cut and piece the background, rotary cutters at the ready! This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Creating perfect chocolates with TrueCut 360° Precision Circle Cutter Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs297free patternsheatnbondnotionsquilts FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Tania Denyer Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years. She loves to make quirky quilts ranging from a bowl of ramen to a Christmas turkey or a fruitcake. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn't like to see rendered as a quilt. Her current focus is on food quilts and her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (a food network in Australia). Her creative interests also include illustration, painting, and crocheting. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new. Tania believes curiosity in all things is key to a creative life. previous post The adventures of creating embroidered, appliqued, precut shapes next post Creating perfect chocolates with TrueCut 360° Precision Circle Cutter YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.