How charming can you get with items made from unsalvageable quilts? It may have been your great grandmother’s quilt. It will be so adorable to have a piece of something your Great Grand made. The sachet and pin have charm written all over them.
Of course, it may just be a vintage cutter quilt you purchased because you love the look. That’s great too.
Let’s get right to it. Grab your unsalvageable quilt.
Lavender Hanging Sachet Heart
Not only are sachets charming and smell unbelievable, you can place a lavender sachet beside your pillow as an aid to sleep. Squeeze the sachet from time to time to help release the fragrant aroma. Place it in your car or school locker. You can place it in a decorative bowl as part of the living room decor and send the scrumptious smell throughout the living room. You can take advantage of the potent natural insect repellant properties of lavender. Lavender is a wonderfully fragrant alternative to mothballs in linen and clothes drawers.
- 10” x 10” section of unsalvageable quilt
- Thread, color to coordinate with vintage cutter quilt
- A heart template, I used a cookie cutter in the shape of a heart and adjusted it to my taste.
- Dried loose Lavender
- 24 inches of 1/4” ribbon, your preference
- Fiber fill, 2 oz
- An 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, for making a cone
- Pinking Shears, I have a rotary cutter that will do the job.
- Basic sewing supplies
- Pin the heart template onto the quilt, leaving room for cutting four hearts.
- With scissors, cut four hearts. Remove pins and template.
For each heart:
- Cut the ribbon to approximately 8”.
- Place the quilt hearts together with right sides facing out.
- Loop the ribbon and insert 1” of edge between the two hearts, at the valley of the heart.
- Pin the two sides of the hearts, assuring the ribbon is pinned.
- Sew an outline around the heart, 1/2” in from the edge leaving about 1-1/2” open.
- Create a cone by rolling up the sheet of paper and tape to secure. Use this funnel for the lavender.
- Stuff the hearts with a mix of poly-fill and lavender, alternative between the two. The amount of lavender is to personal taste. Fill until you are satisfied with the shape and firmness.
- Pin open edges together.
- Sew the opening closed. Trim thread.
- Use pinking shears to trim the raw edges giving the heart a decorative edge.
- Massage the fill a little to evenly distribute throughout.
YOU’RE FINISHED. How charming is that?
We are going to make a lapel pin but you can create many other items such as keychain charms, earrings, necklace pendents, zipper toggles, etc.
- 3” x 3” section of unsalvageable quilt, you can use scraps
- Silicone Mold
- Resin, I used Amazing Clear Coat.
- 2 Pin Backs
- Jewelry Glue
- Basic sewing supplies
- Cut two pieces of the quilt that match the silicone mold you will be using. I am using an oval and rectangle. You should be able to eyeball the size as you cut.
For each pin:
- Place the quilt piece in the mold. Push so it sits at the bottom.
- Follow instructions for the use of resin. Pour resin in the mold. Be careful not to overflow the mold.
- Again follow instructions for curing the resin. The product I used asks for a 48 hour cure time.
- Pull the piece out of the silicone mold.
- Place jewelry glue on the back of the pin and place pin on the back of the resin quilt. Allow to dry/cure.
YOU’RE FINISHED. Adorable!
You can make adjustments to both of these tutorials and make items that are more customized to the person it is for. For example, the heart can be a flower instead or the pin can be earrings as I mentioned before. It was fun to put these together, it didn’t take much time and doesn’t require any special skills.
Enjoy the process. Share what you have made.