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