Category: My Favorite Tutorials – Quilt Designs

Ten Fun Projects For Valentine’s Day

Today, I’m looking ahead with plans for creativity and hoping to inspire you to do the same.  Maybe you already have plenty of handmade items for Valentine’s Day, or maybe you’d like to make something new for yourself and/or a gift.  Here are a few projects that have caught my attention:

LEAH DAY Hearts and Feather Wholecloth Quilt workshop for learning/improving your freemotion quilting skills.  She also has a  sweet Stitch n’ Paint Love machine embroidery design that is super creative and fun!


BEJEWELED QUILTS BY BARB has a number of beautiful designs that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  This sweet applique table topper just seems perfect for decorating your home, as well as making for a gift.  It is a downloadable pattern available in Barb’s Craftsy Store.


SEW KAREN-LY CREATED   amazing has an amazing quilt  pattern, called I Heart NYB, includes a variety of design options, for making quilts, as well as this stunning heart shaped table topper.  Her pattern isavailable on Craftsy.







SARAH VEDELER has is well known among machine embroidery enthusiasts and her Hearts design collection has endless possibilities.  Perfect for quilts, wallhangings, table toppers, pillows, clothing embellishment, even greeting cards, or small projects that you could frame.

NICOLA ELLIOTT of Picture Stitch has a variety of designs, including many beautiful “sketch” style machine embroidery designs, with many that are perfect for Valentine’s theme projects.  The possibilities of what you create with these designs are endless, but for me they inspire me to stitch out on silks, linens, or other high quality fabrics and framing them, or turn into a pillow, or other items.  I also think many would stitch out well on cardstock, to create a stunning greeting card. Again, possibilities are endless.


quiltshopgal's favorite tutorials

CONNIE KRESIN of Quilting By The River has a tutorial to make a sweet table runner with Hearts, called Piano Keys.

NICOLE here from Modern Handcraft shared a Big Love Quilt Tutorial, to create a stunning modern quilt with a heart design.  Click here to find it at Dear Stella Designs.








MARION of My Quilt Diet has a tutorial to make a beautiful heart quilt that also uses HST.









KAREN L. MILLER of Redbird Quilt Company  shared a tutorial for a sweet miniature quilt at the Moda Bakeshop, which also provides an excellent free-motion quilting tutorial. Stunning quilting and using her tutorial you too could make this!

JULIE CEFALU of The Crafty Quilter has shared a tutorial to make a beautiful Nordic Mini Quilt that makes a perfect wallhanging for Valentine’s Day.  She hosted a QAL for this design, awhile back, but the free tutorial is still available on her blog.

I hope you find inspiration in one or more of the designs that I’ve showcased today and decide to create something new for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.  If you do, I’d love to see a picture.  You can email to me, but also feel free to post on my facebook page at: 

My Favorite Tutorials – Missouri Star Quilt Co. – Scrappy 4 Patch and X’s and O’s

quiltshopgal's favorite tutorials

SewCalGal loves this tutorial by Jenny Doan (Missouri Star Quilt Company) for a Scrappy 4 Patch and X’s and O’s quilt.  It is a inspirational tutorial that would look great with a bali pop, jelly roll or even as a stash buster where you cut strips from your own stash!  And, I wanted to share it with you today as it is one of my favorite tutorials.

I also spotted this beautiful quilt on Pinterest, made by Pam Milton.

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My Favorite Tutorials; Quilt Along With Melissa Corry (Happy Quilting)

quiltshopgal's favorite tutorialsSometimes great tutorials come by way of Quilt-A-Longs where you go thru step-by-step of making a quilt, with tutorials being provided along the way.  Melissa Corry does a great job hosting quilt-a-longs and these tutorials are always available afterwards, should you not have been able to join the fun as the group participated in the steps.

Today, I’m delighted to share with you insights on “Star Surround”.

You can find the tutorials for this beautiful quilt on Melissa’s blog (Happy Quilting), with direct links as follows:

Starburst is also another one of my favorite tutorials which Melissa hosted as a quilt-along.
I also hope you check out Melissa’s delightful blog. Happy Quilting as well as her other tutorials and quilt alongs.



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