Love Letter Quilt Top: A Daily Practice
All levels | 4 hours 12 min
Love Letter Quilt Top: A Daily Practice
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Taught by Heidi Parkes
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Indulge in a beautiful act of affection for someone special by stitching the Love Letter Quilt top with the help of professional artist and quilter Heidi Parkes. Her newest pattern features a collection of twenty unique blocks, each delicately embroidered or appliquéd to weave a tale of devotion. Designing a quilt top is an art form that allows you to express yourself creatively, choosing fabrics and colors that reflect personal preferences and experiences. With each day's prompt, you will craft a new hand-sewn artifact, culminating in a heartfelt diary of memories. You'll also learn to care for your hands with hand yoga and consider lahout and form. Whether you gift it to a loved one or save it as a treasured keepsake, the Love Letter Quilt top is a remarkably way to tell a love story.
 
To follow along on social media, please post your progress using the tag #LoveLetterQAL

Learn more about Heidi's inspirations behind the Love Letter Quilt pattern and her history of incorporating love into quilts in this live presentation, originally aired August 9, 2023.

See a beautiful compilation of quilts made in this class on our blog.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • For a finished quilt top measuring about 28" x 30", you will need twenty 8" x 6" pieces of base fabric: choose mostly light fabrics, some midtones, and a couple dark fabrics
  • Additional fabric for appliqué: linen, cotton, velvet, silk, chiffon, etc.
  • Embroidery floss, pearl cotton size 8, or sashiko thread
  • Small to medium embroidery hoops
  • Milliners' needles - Heidi recommends the Dritz multipack
  • Scissors, snips and rotary cutter
  • Thimbles - Heidi uses pushing and pulling/gripping thimbles
  • Straight pins and safety pins
  • Pen and pencil
  • Air erasable marker or Hera marker
  • Tracing paper and vellum
  • Quilting ruler
  • Needle threader (optional)
  • A camera and printer may be helpful

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Learn how to:
  • Design a quilt top as a personal memoir for yourself or as a gift
  • Sew the running, ladder, whip, seed, satin, and stem stitche
  • Embroider and appliqué unique shapes and objects
  • Tie a tailor's, quilter's and slip knot
  • Sew a Danish and infinity knot
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Love Letter Quilt Top: A Daily Practice Reviews
97 users recommended this class to a friend
Jennifer Downer
I just absolutely love Heidi Parkes and her classes. Such imaginative, generous, and artfully delightful instruction. Thanks HP!
March 4, 2024
 
Rita Melgert
I loved the whole idea of this quilt. I havent made a lot, but I am sure I will love making this quilt a lot.
More than 3 months ago
 
Lisa Johnson
First of all, I love Heidi's easy way of teaching. I've sown all my life but I learned so much in this class. This class showed me there's such freedom in your expression that can be shown in so many ways. For me it felt as though you can be you and make your own rules which is right up my alley!!!
More than 3 months ago