Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for some Hoop Art using two of the prints from the fabulous Tilda Autumn 2016 Cabbage Rose collection.
REVERSE APPLIQUE WOVEN HEART :: HOOP ART
Background Fabric (Ikea Linen)
:: 11″ square
:: 7″ square
:: Two 7″ squares
:: One 11″ square
Two Coordinating prints
:: 13″ x 7″ in Tilda Lucille Ginger
:: 11″ x 7″ in Tilda Lucille Teal
Embroidery Thread (DMC #922)
Tools and Notions
8″ Embroidery Hoop
Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat
Fabric Marking Pen
Hand Sewing Needle
Prepare the Heart
From the background fabric cut a 11″ square and a 7″ square. Apply interfacing to the wrong side of each square.
Print and cut out the Heart Template.
Place the heart centrally on the wrong side of the smaller square and trace around the outside edges.
Place the smaller square centrally on the larger square, with right sides facing. Pin in place.
With a slightly shorter than normal stitch length, stitch along the traced outline of the heart. Trim away the centre of the heart and snip into the remaining seam allowance.
Turn the smaller square through to the wrong side of the larger square, pushing out the point at the top of the heart. Press carefully so that the seam sits nicely on the inner edge of the heart.
Prepare the Strips
Cut 1″ wide strips following the grain of the fabric (not on the bias). You will need:
:: 13 vertical strips (Lucille Ginger)
:: 11 horizontal strips (Lucille Teal)
Take each strip and lightly spray with some starch on the wrong side. Fold the outer edges so that they meet in the middle and press
Prepare for Weaving
Mark vertical and horizontal lines in the middle of your board to help you keep things nice and straight.
Place a 7″ square of interfacing bumpy/adhesive side uppermost in the middle of your board and secure in place with a pin in each corner.
Position the first strip vertically in the middle of the board and pin in place at the top of the strip
Continue placing and pinning the remaining vertical strips.
Start weaving the horizontal strips through the vertical strips.
:: Strip One goes over one, under one, over one, under one, etc.
:: Strip Two goes under one, over one, under one, over one, etc.
Repeat the above two rows in order with the remaining 9 strips.
Press the strips and adhere to the interfacing. Once stuck, remove the pins, flip over the woven strips and press again from the wrong side.
Secure the Heart
Position the woven section centrally under the heart opening and pin in place.
Using 3 strands of embroidery thread/floss sew a line of running stitches around the outside of the heart
Turn the panel over and trim away the excess fabric about 3/4″ away from the line of running stitches.
Insert into Hoop and Finish the Back
Place the Woven Heart centrally in the embroidery hoop and tighten the screw. Don’t pull the fabric too tight or it will distort the heart shape.
Mark a line approx 1″ from the outside edge of the hoop and using pinking shears trim away the excess fabric.
Gather in the excess fabric by sewing a line of running stitches around the outside edge.
Hang your Reverse Applique Woven Heart Hoop Art with pride!
It’s a been a great blog hop. Have a look at some of the other projects that have been made using the new Tilda fabrics:
2nd August – Stitch Craft Create
3rd August – Vicky Myers Creations
4th August – Strawberry Patch Ramblings
5th August – Charm About You
9th August – Popular Patchwork
10th August – Dinki Dots
11th August – Little Black Duck
12th August – Tea and a Sewing Machine
See the Gallery of Customer Makes
A couple of people have made a version of the Reverse Applique heart and have been good enough to send me a picture. You can see their pictures on the Gallery of Makes post. If you’d like to have your picture added to the gallery send me a picture or tag me on Instagram @victoriapeat
Enjoy Making Hearts?
If you enjoy making hearts then why not try out my Facets of the Heart Foundation Paper Piecing pattern! It’s a great pattern that you can use in any number of ways.
It’s available to buy and download immediately so you can get sewing straight away!