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Topic: My Scrappy Heart to Your Scrappy Heart with tut  (Read 1900 times)
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« on: February 08, 2018 11:40:22 AM »

I actually sorted through my fabric bits and separated the smalls (big enough for a quilt square) and tiny (not really good for anything, but projects like this.)

I had mad a few monsters and they were clamoring for something to hold. It's February, so of course, scrappy hearts came to mind. I had made larger ones of these years ago and so revived the idea in a scaled down version.

Start with a base fabric, anything will do since you will probably cover it up anyway. Then layer on bits and pieces of fabric. I use larger pieces first, then add smaller on top. Add fabric, lace, ribbon, anything can be layered on. Just don't let it get too thick...just 1-3 layers in areas at the most.

Cover with a piece of water-soluble stabilizer and pin the edges and about the center. If you don't have water water-soluble stabilizer, then pin the heck out of it and stitch the first several passes carefully.

Then stitch away. I go around the outside with wobbly lines of stitching, then across the center, then angle across. You want to add enough lines of stitching to anchor all the scraps. Use warm water to dissolve the stabilizer, rinse well so the dissolved stabilizer doesn't make your fabric stiff. Let dry.

Now use as you would any fabric. I added a pink printed fabric backing and stitched heart shapes leaving an opening for stuffing, then cut out with pinking shears, stuffed them and stitched the opening closed. Add hanging strings if you want.

And watch out for monsters. Sneaky little guys.

BTW, the monsters posting is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454165.0

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018 11:45:43 AM »

Wonderful! Just my style, love the scrappy love!


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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018 12:12:53 PM »

These are super cute! Great way to use up scraps!

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018 02:30:27 PM »

I love how you used up those tiny scraps of fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018 05:30:01 AM »

WOW! These are great and such a great way to use up tiny pieces that are just too good to toss. Thanks so much for the tutorial, too. I'll be pinning this as soon as I hit  "post."

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018 07:28:07 AM »

love these!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018 07:47:22 AM »

Your scrappy hearts are so cute, especially with monsters clinging to them. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018 08:59:28 AM »

So great! Thanks for the tute too!

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019 11:02:15 AM »

These are so lovely!  I adore how you used up all those little bits and pieces that would otherwise go unloved.  And your monsters are adorable too!

« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019 02:14:11 PM »

I like this idea and tut. A good way to reuse odd bits and pieces. Thanks for sharing tut. 
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