This easy arts and raft project is a great way to create the look of a traditional homemade Valentine’s Day quilt without the use of a sewing machine. You can easily make this simple Valentine’s Day quilt canvas in about 2 hours or less. Pre stretched canvas makes it easy!! Leftover Valentine’s Day fabric makes it affordable. There will be some other paper options to creating this simple Valentine’s Day quilt canvas for even less at the end. Go for the fabric if you can, it really makes the Valentine’s Day quilt have some good texture.
To Make This Easy Valentine’s Day Quilt Craft Project You Will Need:
Pre Stretches and gessoes canvas
Valentine’s Day fabric or swatches
Bucket or Large Pan
The first step is to buy your pre stretched and gessoed canvas. I find them all the time at the arts and craft store. These canvases will be white if they have already been primed or gessoed. You can buy any size canvas you want. Go for the large canvas to make a huge Valentine’s Day quilt.
Now, start cutting out shapes and patterns with your pinking sheers. I like to copy the patterns of traditional and old-fashioned quilts. You can even create your own pattern. If you are more free spirited you could create a Valentine’s Day crazy quilt art project with no pattern at all!
Now, the pinking sheers will create great detail on your fabric edges. So, go for them if you can. If not, you can sue plain old scissors, but cut out fun edges that are not straight,
Now, one tip, try to make sure you cut enough pieces of your Valentine’s Day quilt fabric so that they can overlap a little. You really do not want any of the white primed canvas to show through.
Now, pour out your liquid starch into your bucket or large shallow pan. Place you piece of Valentine’s Day quilt fabric into the pan or liquid starch. Now, pull the quilt fabric out, let the excess starch fall back into the pan.
Place the wet Valentine’s Day quilt fabric onto the primed canvas. Smooth out air bubbles and ripples with your hands.
Now, continue this creating your pattern on the canvas.
As the liquid starch dries it will adhere your Valentine’s Day quilt fabric to the canvas and end up looking like the quilt pattern you create.
Let this dry completely before moving onto the next step of this simple Valentine’s Day quilt craft project.
Now, once every thing has dried you candy adds the “stitches” to your Valentine’s Day canvas quilt. I like to use puff paint for this. You can also use paint pens, acrylic paint applied with a paintbrush, and even permanent markers. I like to choose a color that matches the thread I would have used if I were sewing this Valentine’s Day quilt on the sewing machine. You can use colors like gold and silver to add some pizzazz.
Now, take your paint and start making dashes, like stitching, along the edges for the fabric pieces of the Valentine’s Day quilt. You can make small dashed or long dashes, that s up to you. Just be sure to place them on any edges you would have normally sewn together on the Valentine’s Day quilt craft project.
Let this dry and you are finished!