To My Valentine + TGIFF

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Galentine's Day!

Galentine's Day is a day to celebrate your gal pals! As my boys were filling out Valentine cards this year, I realized I wanted to make Valentines for my friends too! And of course if they're coming from me, they would be made with fabric!


Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards


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I grabbed my pile of red scraps and a couple pieces of leftover Kona White.


Red fabric scraps for making a quilted Valentine


To make hearts, I folded each red scrap and cut half hearts along the fold. I just eyeballed it and aimed for 1"-ish sized hearts. I didn't add any stabilizer or fusible to the hearts since I figured these wouldn't be washed, but that would definitely help prevent fraying.


Cutting fabric hearts


From the solid white fabric, I cut 5" x 8" rectangles.


Fabric hearts


Then I cut pieces of Thermore batting just slightly larger than the rectangles. The Thermore is a really thin polyester batting, which would give just a hint of thickness to the Valentines. I layered one white rectangle on top of one Thermore rectangle.


Thermore batting for making quilted Valentines


After threading my machine with 50wt Aurifil Red #2250, I stitched the hearts onto the small "sandwiches."


Quilting the hearts

Quilted Valentines


I trimmed off the extra batting, then laid another white rectangle on top. I switched to 50wt Aurifil White #2024 and stitched all the way around the rectangle, leaving a 2" or so opening on one end.


Mini quilt sandwich

Sewing quilted Valentines


Making quilted Valentines


I trimmed away the excess batting/fabric from the corners, then turned them right side out. This method meant I wouldn't have to bind the tiny Valentines and was fast too!


Making quilted Valentines


To finish the Valentines, I stitched 1/8" away from the edge all the way around to close the opening. I considered using red thread, but opted to stick with the white. The back is solid white, and would be perfect for writing a message! 


Making quilted Valentines


The finished Valentines are simple, and exactly how I envision a fabric version of kid Valentines!


Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards

Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards

Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards


I've already popped them in the mail to my gal pals!


Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards

Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards



Have you ever sent Valentines to your quilty friends?

Happy Galentine's Day to you!


Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards



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10 comments:

  1. What great quilty cards for your gal pals! Love it.

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  2. Good morning, Laura! What a fabulous project. I was cutting out hearts during the Super bowl just as you shared. At first I was going to make a template but then figured it's a heart! I used to cut them out in grade school so I thought I could handle it so many years later. HAHA! Thanks for sharing the cute idea and for hosting TGIFF. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Those are so cute and it's such a great idea too! I love how the hearts pop off the fabric. Maybe next year I can make something like that!

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  4. Those are wonderful Galentines cards! Very Creative!

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  5. Awesome valentines. I'm sure your gal pals really enjoyed getting those. Thanks for sharing your idea!!

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  6. Those are so fabulous! I love the easy finish, too. I did practically nothing this week, sorry. Still trying to figure out a routine working around my son's broken leg. =P

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  7. Hi Laura, those are really cute! Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

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  8. You have definitely captured "Valentines Day". Very pretty.

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