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Be My Valentine Quilted Wall Hanging

For this charming wall hanging, we used the design Puppy with Rose. There are several more dogs with flowers in the Cute Dogs Section that can be used for this quilt.

The finished size of quilt is about 15 1/2" x 15 1/2", including the 3D heart.

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You will need:

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon)
  • medium- to light-weight iron-on stabilizer for embroidery,
  • light-colored fabric for the central embroidered part,
  • a piece of red fabric (about 12" x 24" or 2 pieces 12" x 12" each) for the heart,
  • 1 fat quarter of Valentine patterned fabric for the background,
  • batting,
  • fabric for the backing and binding,
  • chalk pencil, scissors and iron.

Sewing the Heart

Step One: Although it's not too difficult to make the template from scratch, using our ready-made one is much easier! Download the file with the template. To open and print the template, which is a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program. The program is free to download and install.

Template Download (PDF file)

Step Two: Print out the template.

Step Three: Lay the red fabric out with the wrong side facing up. Position your template over the stabilizer and trace the template with a chalk pencil.

Step Four: With a pair of sharp scissors, cut out the central part 1/2" from the inner line.

Cut notches into the seam allowance from the edge to the inner line.

Fold the notched fabric back and press a with hot iron.

Step Five: Position the batting on the table and cover with the remaining red fabric, face up. Cover with the working piece, face down.

Pin all the layers together.

Step Six: On your sewing machine, topstitch along the outer line.

Step Seven: Cut out the heart shape along the outer line leaving about 1/4" of seam allowance.

Then cut away the batting under the seam allowance close to the stitches.
Cut notches in the seam allowance.

Step Eight: Turn the working piece right side out and lay flat.

Take your time to straighten all of the curves. Press the seams, if needed.

Step Nine: Top-stitch 1/8" (2-3 mm) from the outer edge.


Step Ten: On the fabric for the central part, make the embroidery of the Puppy with Rose.

Step Eleven: Using your template, trace its inner line with a removable marker over the fabric with the stitch-out. Cut out with 1/2" of seam allowance.

Step Twelve: Insert the central part with the stitch-out into the "heart frame".

Step Thirteen: Pin all layers together. On your sewing machine, topstitch along the inner line of the frame.

Then quilt around the embroidery and all over the piece.

The "heart" is ready.

Making the Background Quilt

Out of the Valentine patterned fabric cut a rectangle measuring about 14" x 15". On your working table spread the backing, face down, cover with batting, then place the 14" x 15" on top, face up. Pin all 3 layers together and quilt them.

Press the working piece with heavy steam and trim the work to 13" x 14".
Finish the raw edges with binfing.

Out of the remaining Valentine patterned fabric cut 2 rectangles measuring 3" x 6".
Fold them in half length wise, face inside. Stitch along the raw edge, seam allowance 1/4".
Turn the tubes out. Press. Fold in half widthwise to get 2 loops.
Hand-stitch the loops to the back of the working piece.

Assembly of the Wall Hanging

Position the heart over the left upper corner.

On your sewing machine, topstitch the heart to the background piece along the inner line of the frame.

The quilt is ready. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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Other designs which can be used in the project:

Ginger Cat

Puppy with Flower

Doggy with Rose

Puppy with Rose

Amorous Cats

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