• Paper Craft,  Tutorials,  Videos

    Paper Patchwork Heart Scrapbook Embellishment

    Today I’m going to show you how I made this adorable heart embellishment out of scrapbook paper.  It’s a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day cards or scrapbooking layouts, but you could use it any time of year.  Hearts are so versatile! The approximate size of the embellishment will be 6 inches wide by 5.5 tall, depending on how much you space out your pieces. Use a paper cutter to cut out two different patterned (but colour-coordinating) strips from a 12×12″ piece of paper, three quarters of an inch wide each. Cut down those strips into three quarter inch squares. You’ll need 10 squares total out of each print to…

  • How to Sew a Heart Mug Rug - Tutorial by Craftcore
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    How to Sew a Heart Mug Rug Quilting Tutorial

    In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to make this super cute heart mug rug. I’ve made mine in red, white and pinks, giving off a major Valentine’s Day vibe, but you could easily swap up the colours for a totally different look all year round. You can watch my video tutorial or read the transcript below.  I’ve included a few photos for reference but the main tutorial is on the video portion of this posting. How to Sew a Heart Mug Rug – Video Tutorial: This is a great project to use up fabric scraps. You’ll need three fabric prints in total: one dark for the background and…

  • Valentine's Day Cookies by Craftcore
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    Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is next week, so in preparation, I’ve been decorating some Valentine’s Day cookies with various types of icing. I’m no expert cookie decorator, but I enjoy trying.  I watch people who are amazingly talented on YouTube ice cookies, but my experience attempting to recreate those is limited. Here are the results of my baking for Valentine’s Day this year.  I think when you look at them with a sweeping glance they look quite cute!  If you look closely, you’ll see my shaky piping (LOL).  So ignore that! Here are the iced Valentine’s Day cookies: Now my intention when sharing this blog post is not to portray myself as…

  • Quilting,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Mirrored Heart Valentine’s Day Table Runner

    This table runner is a great gift for a loved one for Valentine’s Day – or even yourself – for some festive February decor.  I participated in a Valentine’s Day swap on an online quilt group and designed this pattern from scratch. This tutorial combines two basic techniques: the half square triangle and quick corners. Let’s get started! About the Table Runner Tutorial You’ll need five fabrics for the design.  One red background fabric and four pink focal fabrics. The finished table runner will be 11″ x 317/8″. Materials: Backing Fabric: bare minimum 33″ x 12″ Batting: bare minimum 33″ x 12″ Red Background: Cut 4 squares @ 45/8″ each Cut 1 rectangle @ 7″…

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    Pink and Green Heart Panel Brick Quilt

    When I first started quilting, I was addicted to the brick layout.  It’s a very forgiving layout for beginners since there are no seams to match perfectly. At some point in my online fabric shopping adventures, I picked up a heart and lace Valentine’s Day themed fabric.  I had used part of the panel for another project, but I was left with a piece the size of this central square.  Although it was mostly pink and white, it did have splashes of bright green which I carried through the quilt in the floral print. I cut out the rectangles at 6″ by 10″ each, unfinished.  I added top and bottom sashing to the centre…