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Sew a super cute Valentine’s Day Banner

 

Yesterday we used fusible applique hearts to complete a quick and easy wall hanging and today we are going to make a super cute and EASY Valentine’s Day banner! Banners like this add an air of festivity to your home. This fun heart one can be left up year round, but is especially fun to hang in February. The best part about this one is that it is easy and fast to make, and a great project to do with kids! I used Northcott’s Urban Elementz fabric line because I happen to have an obsession with polka dots, plus it makes a stinkin’ cute banner!

 

Fabric heart banner made from Northcott's Urban Elementz fabric line shown hanging on a wooden window.
Fun heart banner from Northcott’s Urban Elementz fabric line

 

materials

 

Multi colored polka dot fabric pieces with heart buttons and bundles of rick rack.
Northcott ‘Urban Elementz’ fabric collection and supplies needed to make heart banner

 

instructions

Cut each of the fabric pieces in half. Following manufacturer’s instructions, iron on the HEATNBOND Lite to the wrong side of half of the fabrics.

Pick one fabric with adhesive and one without adhesive and press them together (wrong sides together). It doesn’t have to be the same fabric front and back – that’s up to you! We’re going to use these fused fabrics to cut the heart shapes.

To cut my hearts I didn’t bother with heart templates… yep, walking on the wild side! Instead, I took each piece of fused fabric, folded it in half, took my rotary cutter (with my newly inserted wavy blade) and cut out the heart shape!

 

Heart shapes cut from the fused pieces of Urban Elemnetz fabrics using the wavy blade in the rotary cutter
Heart shapes cut freehand using the wavy blade in the rotary cutter

 

Line up your hearts in a pleasing row. Head to your sewing machine, and stitch each heart onto the rick rack just below the ‘V’ in the heart. You can leave spaces between so you can see the rick rack as well. I sewed heart buttons onto every second heart too!

A heart garland for Valentine’s Day is cheery in any case, but I have to admit, that using Northcott’s Urban Elements fabric to make it adds so much cheer to the occasion! Get making banners for every room, and turn your house into a home filled with love and color!

 

Fabric heart banner of many colors across a window.
A captivating heart banner warms any home.

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Fusible applique hearts complete a quick and easy wall hanging

 

I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.

2 Comments

  1. Kathy E.

    This truly is a super cute garland. It would be just as cute with shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, eggs for Easter, pumpkins or bats for Halloween, etc. I’m definitely keeping this one in mind! Thanks.

  2. Linda Webster

    Cute project and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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