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This ¼” piecing foot makes easy work of piecing the Valentine table topper

by Jean Boyd

Yesterday I showed how to make the strip sets and add background squares and rectangles to them with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine. The laser light feature makes sewing those half square triangle corners so easy! Now it’s time to put everything together.

 

Brother Innov-ís BQ3050

 

Sewing instructions

  • To make one heart block, arrange the strips as shown in the picture below. Try not to have 2 squares of the same fabric next to each other.

 

Arrange 5 pieced strips like this

 

 

The very useful ¼” piecing foot for the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050

 

  • Sew the strips together using either the ¼” foot with guide or the ¼” foot with no guide to complete one heart block. You may have to re-press some seams so they lock together.
  •  The heart block should measure 10½” x 10½”.

 

Finished heart block should measure 10½” x 10½”.

 

  • Make 3 more heart blocks, trying to vary the placement of the fabrics within the blocks.
  • Arrange the heart blocks, 2″ red square and sashing strips as shown in the picture below.

 

Arrange heart blocks, 2″ red square and sashing strips like this.

 

  • Sew the 2″ x 10½” sashing strips and the 2″ red square to the heart blocks.

 

Sew sashing strips to heart blocks.

 

Inner border

Sew a 2″ x 22″ inner border strip to each side.

Sew a 2″ x 25″ inner border strip to the top and bottom.

Outer Border

Sew 3 – 4″ red outer border strips together, end to end, to make one border. Press seams open.

  • Make 3 more borders in the same way. Each outer border strip needs to be 4″ x 28½”. You may have to trim some strips or add another piece to make each border the same size.
  • Sew one 4″ border to the top, starting in the middle of the border and sewing to the outside edge. This will be a partial seam.

 

First border strip is sewn on with a partial seam.

 

  • Sew on remaining borders in a clockwise direction.
  • Complete the partial seam on the first border.

Now your Four Heart Valentine table topper or wall quilt is ready to be quilted and enjoyed!

 

Finished Four Heart table topper or wall quilt

 

Join me tomorrow when I’ll use the Circular Attachment for the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine to make another Valentine quilt!

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: This ¼” piecing foot makes easy work of piecing the Valentine table topper

Go to part 3: Using the Brother Circular Attachment for a new quilt design experience

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