Lorrie of Sew Mod Designs designed this Zombie Love pattern to help you show your sweetie how much you love them this Halloween. Sew and spread some Zombie Love!

Lorrie is graciously giving away a Zombie Love Mini Quilt KIT. Stop by Lorrie’s Instagram page for details and a chance to win!

Also, during the month of September 2016, she is offering a 15% discount on everything in her etsy shop for Sew Mama Sew readers. Use the code SEWMAMASEW during checkout to receive this offer.


ZOMBIE LOVE MINI QUILT TUTORIAL

Join me as I show you how to sew an easy mini quilt to add to your holiday decor. The mini wall hanging measures 24″ by 25″ and features the designs from Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Fabrics. Zombies need love too, so let’s get started!

MATERIALS

  • Template
  • 3/4 Yard Kona Ash
  • 20 Zombie Love Charm Squares
  • 1/3 Yard Binding Fabric
  • 27″ X 28″ Backing Fabric
  • 27″ X 28″ Batting
  • Two 24″ and two 25″ Trim of your choice
  • 2/3 Yard Heat’n’Bond Lite
  • Black DMC Perle Cotton #8
  • DMC 310 & 3806 Embroidery Floss
  • Needle
  • Small Pink Heart Button
  • Chalk Marker & Dual Purpose Marking Pen (optional)
  • Roxanne Glue-Baste-It Water Soluble Glue
  • Basic sewing supplies including sewing machine, iron, scissors, acrylic ruler, mat & rotary cutter…

Cut the background piece to 24″x25″

Mark a 4″ x 5″ grid with a chalk liner every 6″ across and every 5″ down, making sure to leave the last 4 squares unmarked, as shown in the photo. (Do not use the marking pen for this step because pressing the quilt top might ‘set’ the pen marks into the fabric.) 

From the 20 charm squares, select 17 for the hearts and 3 for the L, V, E letters.

Trace the Applique shapes and letters onto the paper side of the Heat’n’Bond. (The letters have already been reversed for you.) Cut out the shapes, leaving at least a 1/8″ on all sides, and fuse to the back of the charm squares according to the manufacturer’s directions. Cut the shapes out on the drawn line.

Peel away the paper backing and position your heart pieces on the 4″ x 5″ grid. Fuse into place.

Center ‘L-VE’ in the 4 unmarked squares, leaving room for the Zombie heartbeat embroidery. Fuse into place. 

Using a blanket stitch on your sewing machine, applique the shapes and letters onto the background fabric.

Using a light source or light box, position the Zombie embroidery in place behind the background fabric. Trace the ‘Zombie heartbeat’ alongside the L-VE letters using a pencil.

Embroider the ‘Zombie heartbeat’ with a backstitch and 2 strands of floss.

Press the quilt top well. The chalk liner grid may have disappeared from the applique work and handling of the fabric. If necessary, re-mark the grid line with chalk or, if it’s easier to see, use the water soluble or the disappearing end of the marking pen. Remember…do not press the ink marks!

Layer the backing fabric face down, batting and Zombie quilt top face up as shown.

Pin or hand baste to secure the layers.

Use the Perle cotton to hand quilt along the grid through all of the layers.

Remove the marking lines from the quilt top now, if necessary.

Trim the backing and batting even with the quilt top.

Adhere the trim along the edges of the mini quilt using Roxanne Glue Baste-It. I chose to glue-baste mine approximately 1/8″ away from the edge so that when the binding is attached, more of my trim will show on the quilt top.

Bind the quilt. Sew Mama Sew has a great list of tutorials, if you’d like to review.

Sew on the heart button and you’re all finished!