Oh, what fun I’m going to have with this week’s blog! I get to try out some new quilting tools and show you how to use them and all the advantages they offer. Thank you to Sew Easy® and UNIQUE for supplying the quilting tools and notions to make this project.
When I was asked to blog this week I was also asked to incorporate a Valentine theme. The challenge was on! So, I came up with a small, easy Valentine wall hanging project for which you’ll either learn a new skill or practice one that you may not have used in a while. The wall hanging once completed will measure 17″ x 17″.
I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to get more fabrics than needed for a project so I’ll use fabrics that I have remaining from another project. For that reason I’ll be using up fabrics from the Stonehenge Gradations Brights collection by Northcott.
I’ll also be using the SewEasy® Diamond Template Set for the wall hanging.
Place the 2½” template over your fabric you wish to cut. For this project darker reds and assortment of lighter contrasting fabrics.
Using a medium size rotary cutter such as a 45mm or a 60mm is usually fine, but when I need to cut fabric using a smaller ruler or template I prefer to use the 18mm KOMFORT KUT™ Rotary Cutter. Using a 18mm rotary cutter will allow you to better stop cutting at the template’s corners without going too far beyond. I also find it useful to use a smaller rotary cutter when the space is limited due to the size of the template.