Valentine's Mini Quilt Pattern, size 12" x 12" / 30 cm x 30 cmFREE
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Image credit: Sarah Ashford
Template only for Valentine's Mini Quilt designed by Sarah Ashford of Sarah Ashford Studio. For brief instructions, see below.
You will need:
- 5 Fat 8ths from a Ruby Reds Fat 8ths Pack
- Grey for the background - Sarah suggests Lipari Pollara, Colourshott Vintage Silver, Colourshott Charcoal, or Scandinavia Stockholm
This design lends itself equally well to table mats, cushions, wall hangings, quilts and more - designs that last the year round.
To construct the mini quilt, join
- Block A to block B
- Block C to block D
- Blocks A and B to blocks C and D
Sarah provides some hints and tips for successful Foundation Paper Piecing:
- All seam allowances 1/4” unless otherwise stated
- Make sure you print your pattern pieces at ‘Actual Size’ with no scaling on your printer
- Shorten your stitch length to allow for easier removal of papers
- An ‘Add a Quarter’ ruler is really useful to get accurate seam allowances
- Make sure you cover all the seam allowance with your fabric. Hold it up to the light to check
- Press as you go
- Backstitch at the beginning and end of each line to reinforce the seam
- Happy stitching!
In the designer's words: Sarah Ashford discusses her passion for quilting and patchwork, her sources of inspiration and the drivers behind her work.
For more from Sarah go to sarahashfordstudio.com or follow her @sarahashfordstudio.
Our fabrics are cut from a 54” / 137 cm bolt width - that’s up to 23% wider than 'standard'. This means that our cut lengths and pre-cut packs provide a surprising amount of fabric!
Because they’re cut from 54” / 137 cm wide bolts, our cuts are up to a third bigger than 'standard'.
Our pre-cuts come in Fat 8ths, Fat Quarter, Half Metre Block or 1 Metre packs. 5” Charm Squares are available for individual collections.
Caring for your shot cottons - before, during and after sewing
We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning.
Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing.
Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning. Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing. Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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