Heart to Heart Sew Along

At the beginning of January, I asked my Instagram followers what they would like to see from me for content in the next year. The most comment response that I got from people was “Sew Alongs and Tutorials”. So, I’ve been busy thinking of ideas of things that I want to share that are related to these requests!

I’ve already posted a couple of quick tutorials on my Instagram account and on my You Tube channel (click here to view or subscribe). These were both on binding, as that was the most requested topic. Next, I am going to host a Sew Along for my Heart to Heart runner, so I wanted to pop in quick and tell you about it.

This pattern can be found in my Trendy Table 3 book and it’s a quick and easy project to make. It’s easy enough to newer quilters to join in, but with some details that experienced quilters will enjoy too. Or maybe you are just looking for a small Valentines project to make for fun. Whatever your reason, it will be like taking a mini class from me.

To join in, here is what you will need:

The Trendy Table 3 book

1 – 5″ stacker of charm pack

7/8 yard of background fabric (includes binding)

If you are interested in watching a little video of me talking about the sew along, you can hit play below! In the video, I talk about some fabric options that I have available in my online store and show 2 different color variations that I am working on. Click here to see some of the options that I talk about in the video. You can also use your stash or I’m sure many of you also have a charm pack laying around in your sewing room that you could use!

After gathering your supplies, your next step will be to watch the video that I post this Saturday at 10:00 am. I will post it to my Instagram account (click here) and I will also put it on my You Tube channel. Either way, you can watch it whenever it’s convenient for you and sew along to have a finished runner for you home in time for Valentine’s Day. I hope you see you there!

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4 Responses to Heart to Heart Sew Along

  1. Shelley (Mikkelson) Freeman says:

    Hello Heather, Greetings from the Black Hills area of SD. I’m looking forward to this project and just ordered Trendy Table 3. I am a 1974 graduate of NLS High School. I’ve admired your work for many years.

  2. John Scire says:

    Hi Heather,

    I watched your Heart to Heart Sew Along video on Youtube and appreciated all your tips. I own this book so I am looking forward to making several of the table runners, my first will be the Heart to Heart for Valentines Day. I have a question for you, I wanted to comment on your video on your Youtube channel but couldn’t figure it out!:)

    It looks like you have the same Bernina sewing machine I have, the Bernina 1130? One of my biggest challenges is sewing an accurate 1/4” seam, I assume you were using a 1/4” foot?? Can you tell me which foot you were using and the best place to purchase one and your best tip for getting as close to perfect on the 1/4” seam allowance as possible? Thank you for your help.

    Tamara Scire


    • Hi Tamamra,

      I have the Bernina 1230, which is basically the same machine. I use the #37 foot, which I purchased from my local Bernina dealer when I got the machine. That was over 20 years ago, so I’m sure there are many online sources for that foot now too. I really think Bernina has the most accurate 1/4″ foot. I have two machines and whenever I need to make something that requires a lot of accuracy, I always use my Bernina and not my Pfaff. One thing that helps me with my accuracy is something that I learned in my very first quilt class over 25 years ago – Many people talk about using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance, but I find that hard to do and would rather just use the edge of my 1/4″ foot – and like I said – the Bernina 1/4″ foot is very accurate so if you align the edge of the foot with the edge of your block, your seam allowance will be perfect. The thing that causes a little shrinkage for me and affects my accuracy, is the turn of the fabric when pressing the seam. To adjust for this, I cut slightly generous, rather than doing the scant seam. To do this, when I am cutting, I align the outside edge of the fabric with the outside edge of the line on the ruler. So, for example, if I am cutting a 2″ square, I will make sure the edge of the fabric is aligned the outside edge of the 2″ line. I use the Omnigrid rulers – Their lines are black in the center, with a yellow outline around the black, so I just use the outside edge of the yellow. This gives me just a thread or maybe two of extra fabric to allow for that turn of the fabric. Does that make sense? It works well for me, so I’ve done it ever since that first class :-).

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