Another project crossed off my To Do List! Mini Mini quilts! For your refrigerator or note board!
Unfortunately, these were not my idea! I wish I was the brains behind this project! I was inspired by this picture by A Cup and a Catch Up. Her’s are fantastic with the hand stitching on there…
My partner for the Modernista Homemade Swap had these in her mosaic, and I fell in love with them instantly!! I just had to make a batch. And now I’m actually making another batch for a Christmas present and then I want some too…
I couldn’t find a tutorial for these, so thought I’d show you how I made mine! You can probably figure it out, without my tutorial, but…
Step 1: Gather materials! You’ll need a cutting tool and mat, magnets, batting and SCRAPS! And tiny scraps at that, since we’re making teeny tiny quilts!
Step 2: Cut the batting and the back fabric into 2″ squares.
Step 3: Cut your scraps into even smaller pieces for the front of the magnet. Some of them I just cut on the fly and put them together. Others I made little patterns for. Here are some of the patterns I used.
Step 4: Sew together all your pieces so that you have all the fronts put together.
Step 5: Quilt all the fronts to the batting.
Step 6: Put together the quilted piece and the back piece, right sides together. Stitch them together. Remember to leave a hole to pull the mini mini quilt through and also make sure it’s big enough to put in your magnet.
Step 7: Clip the corners and iron over the back fabric to help the seams lie flat. Then turn it right side out by pulling it through the hole.
Step 8: Insert magnet.
Step 9: Topstitch!
Then repeat and repeat and repeat… You get the idea! Until, Wah-la!, you have all your magnet!
What a perfect Christmas present, huh??? I LOVE these things!!!
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