Over the next week, I will show you the Valentine-themed projects I have been working on. They are quick and easy. Still time to make for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day.
A Quilted Cotton Headband made with Valentine fabrics.
- Fabric 1: Valentine-themed
- Fabric 2: Valentine-themed
- Fabric 3: Contrast fabric for binding
- Cotton Batting
- Large Button
- Thin Elastic
Directions to make one Headband
Top: Cut one strip 23″ by 2 1/4″ from Fabric 1. (If using scraps, piece together a strip measuring 24″ by 3″. Trim to 23″ by 2 1/4″)
Bottom: Repeat above from Fabric 2.
Batting: Cut one 24″ by 3″ strip.
Sandwich fabrics and batting in this order. Fabric 1 face up, batting, Fabric 2 face down. Make sure fabric edges are aligned evenly. Hold up to the light to make sure edges match. Pin to secure the “sandwich” and begin quilting in your desired design. I used a heart design and loops.
Trimming and Rounded Corners
Trim all sides. You should end up with a quilted strip of approximately 22″ by 2″.
Now, round all corners. Use something round to mark the corners. Trim off excess.
Binding (and adding Elastic Strip)
Cut one strip 58 by 2″. Or if using scraps, piece together with mitered corners.
Go here if you are unsure how to miter. This site has excellent directions, very easy, anyone can do it. http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/HB_QuiltBinding.pdf
Fold binding in half, press. Pin and sew on the binding. (Go to the above link for directions if you need help sewing on a binding.)
Add in the elastic strip (long enough to go around your button) on one end before completely sewing around the end. Elastic strip should be placed to the left of where you will be sewing. Backstitch several times to secure. I used a very thin black elastic.
Fit headband around your head to determine placement of button. Sew on button.
To prevent stitches from showing on the backside. Go in and out of the SAME area. Don’t cross over to the next hole. Will look neater from the back. (Or you could sew on a second button underneath to hide the stitches.)
And FINISHED. Enjoy!!
What I used…
Valentine-themed fabric from Moda. Black polka dot fabric and heart button are from JoAnn’s. Warm and White cotton batting from JoAnn’s.
It is now in my Etsy Shop.
Linking to Crazymomquilts. Check out the Friday finishes.