Project Cupid Hugs & Kisses Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Hugs and Kisses Link to website or photo www.leisurearts.com/better-homes-garden-reg-teach-yourself-machine-appliqu-eacute.html What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I actually finished this quilt. It took me a full year of saving scraps before I began to cut and sew. I am notorious for switching gears, and am amazed that a year after purchasing the pattern I actually followed through with the project. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt is relatively easy to make. The tracing and cutting is a bit tedious. If you are going to use scraps to make this quilt, I would suggest tracing and cutting each scrap before you stash it. That way, when you are ready to sew the quilt, you won't have hours of tracing and cutting because the shapes and letters will be ready to go.

What you will need

  • Scraps of fabric
  • batting
  • machine appliqu.

Q&A with kellyedge

Me Clothing asked:
i wanted to ask what sort of batting should you use in a quilt? I see that if its too thick it warps the quilt as is my first project?
kellyedge answered:
Hi Krissie. I use the Warm and Natural Cotton batting in the natural (not the white) color. However, that is a personal preference. Here is what the label says: Warm & Natural Cotton Batting, Designed to resist bunching, bearding or creeping through the cover fabric, even through repeated washings. This quality batting exhibits superior softness and makes any quilting project an instant favorite. Batting has no resins or glue. 100% cotton fibers are punched with hundreds of needles into a strong, thin base material to prevent tearing, shifting or migration.
mo.sews asked:
I have this pattern somewhere... and had intended to make one for each of my granddaughters... obviously I am a gear-shifter too! It's as if you smacked up the picture of the original quilt... it's beautifully bright, cheery and wonderful! A whole year of collecting scraps? wow... that's impressive in and of itself. Where were you collecting such wonderful scraps??
kellyedge answered:
I kept the pattern book in my car, and whenever JoAnn's had a fat quarter sale ($1.29), I would take the book into the store and mark off the fabric that I'd found. Other bits of the quilt were sewn from my actual scraps. I ended up purchasing yardage for the borders and the backing, but everything else was scraps and bits on sale. The tracing and cutting of the applique bits took the longest time. Once I finally had everything collected and cut out, the quilt went together quite fast. If you buy the fat quarter bits on sale, you will have enough to make 4 or 5 of these quilts LOL!

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