Monday, February 5, 2018

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt Blog Hop

A Heart Shaped Treat Bag

for my Grand-Darling for Valentine's Day!

I made this little bag to gift to my granddaughter
when I go to visit her in her new home next week.

Welcome to the

When Carol announced this blog hop,
I had sew many ideas.
My quilty muse spun in a few directions and finally settled on one,
(or so I thought)
and I started sewing.

I even posted about my WIP  Here

But every day when I sat down to sew more on that project,
I was distracted by these little 2 inch scrap blocks ...

My quilty kitties kept finding them wherever I put them
and leaving them on my sewing machine bed every night.

My little kitties and I had  lot of fun one day making these with the
cutoff corners from my Red and White Clementine Block

These little blocks have heart
and needed to be sewn and gifted.

Sew a new project was begun!

I cut a heart shaped pattern from computer paper.

My bag measured  10" by 11"

I cut the top of the back piece a half inch larger than the front.

The little blocks were sewn together and a four inch border in white was added
and I cut this heart.

I gathered some red fabric and cut three hearts from red fabric
and one from batting.

Placing the batting on the back of the pieced heart,

I added a machine stitched heart border
in red thread.

Sandwiching the back with one of the lining fabrics,
right side together,
I sewed around the edge
leaving a two in opening ...

to turn it right side out and press.

The I sandwiched the batting backed front and the other lining heart,
right sides together
and repeated the process.

I carefully trimmed the batting close to the stitches
and cut a point into the top of the heart
so it would lay flat when turned right side out.

Here are the front and back sections sandwiched together.

You will see that I made the backing heart a little larger on the top
so that the bag would have a red trim edge at the top when completed.

Then I cut a strap 2" by 60"

Using my 1" bias tape maker I folded and pressed the strap.
The strap fabric was not cut on the bias
and it worked fine.

Using Wonder Clips, I folded and secured the strap
over the edge of the heart sandwich.

The beginning and ending of the strap is on the bottom point
to make a closed loop.

I started sewing on the side of the heart where I wanted to opening
for the top to begin.

With red thread, I stitched around the edges,
leaving the heart sandwich open on the top to form the bag.

When I got the strap part of the strip, I just kept stitching
all the way along the strap and around to the place
where I started attaching the binding edges ...

... and the sewing is done!

I am filling this bag with books and toys 
for my Grand-Darling for Valentine's Day!

Everly will be able to pack a snack, her little Minnie Mouse that goes everywhere with her
and a book or quiet toy for when she goes adventuring.

I am going to gift this to my granddaughter
when I go to visit her in her new home next week!
Grammy is so happy to be seeing My Girls!

Thanks to Carol @ Just Let Me Sew
for her big heart and putting this warm and happy
blog hop together for all of us!

Be sure to visit all these lovely hearts today ... 

February 5

Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)

If you are interested in some of my past projects and tutorials,  grab and cuppa and keep reading along ...

If you wish to make one of these heart bags,
you may use a single fabric or any scrap blocks
you may have to design your own.

Here is a tutorial I made a few years ago for a heart shaped mug rug
that could be easily adapted for a pieced heart for the front of 
a treat bag ... 

Heart Mug Rug Tutorial 

Heart Rag Quilt Tutorial

Scrappy Heart Block Tutorial

... and my personal favorite quilty heart project ...
My Quilty Heart Box

Thank you for visiting me today! 

May you and yours have a Happy Heart Day!


  1. What a sweet gift to take to your sweet little granddaughter. Look at those itty bitty patchwork blocks. You made a keepsake for sure with so much love.

  2. Your granddaughter is going to love her new bag filled with goodies.

  3. I love the little heart bag with the sweet patchwork! The new owner will love it!

  4. So sweet! and such a lovely idea!

  5. Adorable and I am sure it will be cherished! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

  6. Good Morning,
    I am sure that Everly will just love her heart-shaped bag. Oh the treasures she can carry with her, not to mention Grammy's love in every stitch. Such a cute bag! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Your grandbaby will will love the new bag and all the goodies in it ! Super cute Pat, great job !

  8. You had me at Grand Darlimg. Sweet!

  9. How precious Pat, your granddaughter will love it!

  10. So much love in your post today! Your granddaughter is going to squeal with joy over that sweet, sweet heart...I love it, too! Thanks for being a part of the hop today. :O)

  11. Your little bag is just sooo cute. I know your granddaughter is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your bag is way too cute. How great to be able to use those tiny bits from another project.

  13. That’s so sweet - I love that you filled it with goodies for her!

  14. Oh your Grand will just love you for it!

  15. What a sweet little project! Wish my granddaughters were young enough to appreciate one of these!

  16. Cutie little bag, love your project :)

  17. So sweet for a grand, mine would love one of these as she is a heart and purse kind of gal. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

  18. That turned out so cute. She will love it.

  19. What a sweet project, no pun intended! Your granddaughter will be thrilled!

  20. Such a cute bag! I'm sure your grand-darling will love it!

  21. What a fun Valentine's gift for your grand-darling! Thank you for sharing, and happy Valentine's Day!

  22. Love this bag and so will grand darling. hugs, lj

  23. Your granddaughter is going to LOVE the bag you created--so clever and cute! Thanks for sharing this project and your other ones too. Sew creative!

  24. What a cute little bag, and could be a little purse after wards too. The littlee heart doodles are thee perfect finish. I agree they are sure to love them.

  25. this is so adorable and special. That tiny patchwork is so adorable. What a special gift for your granddaughter. She is lucky indeed!

  26. You are filled with heart...Love the treat bag; what a lot of treats it can hold. Loved the little blocks - so sweet and cute - and it's wonderful that you used the decorative stitch on your machine. Happy Heart Day.

  27. This is a cute idea. She will love it.

  28. Oh this is adorable I am sure she will love it

  29. You are a wonderful Grammy. So good, and kind not to mention talented. Thanks for sharing.

  30. That is so darn cute, what a great idea!!!

  31. Your granddaughter is going to love your little bag - I will have to make one for me, a larger tote-so pretty! I am loving the use of red & pink fabrics for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  32. Just adorable....she will totally love it!

  33. your bag and projects are wonderful. have fun with your granddaughter next week.

  34. I love your treat bag and I'm sure your granddaughter will love it too! #CreativeGoodness.

  35. Oh, my - that is so adorable with your teensy little broken dishes blocks! I like the extra added touch of the little hearts stitched around the outside too. I never think to use the fancy stitches on my machine. What a sweet gift for your granddaughter - she's sure to love it! Looks like you've had lots of love-ly ♥ projects in your sewing room! Thanks for sharing the links to your previous tutorials.

  36. Goodness gracious, what a cute little bag! Have lots of fun filling it with goodies!

  37. What a cute bag. Your granddaughter will love it.

  38. I save my cut off pieces too!! Love what you made for your granddaughter!!!

  39. This was a perfect project for your tiny blocks and what a treasure for your sweet grand daughter! I'll bet she'll she remember to put this out for many years ahead, hoping for Grandma to come and fill it!

  40. Very beautiful project. She will treasure it for sure! Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  41. Totally in love with your tiny blocks! I can see why the were calling you...and your kitties! 😻
    As a new Granny, I am looking forward to the day when my sweet granddaughters will be old enough to use the things I am making for them! Found you on the Put a Little Love In It blog hop...glad I found you!

  42. Adorable Heart treat bag you have created. Thank you for Hopping. Happy Valentine’s...xo

  43. What a great bag ! Thanks for sharing.

  44. What a cute idea! Grands are so special!

  45. Gorgeous, Thanks for sharing. I would love a small bouquet of red tulips to remind me of spring

  46. Pat - what a great idea and a great tutorial. I love the help you got from the kitties. I miss my kitties. I'm going to start working toward getting my backyard having more grass so that I can get a service dog for my PTSD. So, I don't think a kitty is a good idea right now. Thanks for the great tutorial. You are generous to share the details with all of us. Your GD is going to be thrilled.

  47. Great project thank you for sharing. Have fun next week when you visit your family! : )

  48. Your granddaughter is going to love her bag! Thanks for sharing.

  49. So cute, and love the tutorial to go along with the bag.. Great Colors to...

  50. That is just darling. She will love it.

  51. I love this idea, I am sure she will be thrilled with her gift. x

  52. This is a sweet project that any little girl would love! I like the way the binding continues to be the strap.

  53. What a cute treat bag! I also really adore your heart box.

  54. Such a cute treat bag. I bet your granddaughter is going to love it!


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