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Show the ones you love how special they are this Valentine's Day season by customizing gifts -- a mouse pad, a tote bag, or even a photo album. The projects come from our sister site, allpeoplequilt.com.
Turn scraps of seasonal fabrics into a customized mouse pad that delivers Valentine's Day greetings.
Show your guests the spirit of Valentine's Day when they walk in your door. No-fray felted wool makes this applique project quick to stitch. Glass beads and hand-embroidery further embellish the heart.
This Valentine's Day, add a sense of whimsy to your bedroom with a pinwheel pillow in red, white, and pink prints.
Fabric selection is key in re-creating this charming pillow. Choose a repeat floral print, cut and sew as directed, and voila! A romantic motif magically appears where the prints converge.
Make your Valentine's Day dinner table romantic with this wool table topper. If working with wool is new to you, this is a great place to start.
Choose pieced squares or machine-appliqued circles to create perfect accessories for the loved ones in your life.
Use prints from Granny's Treasures collection by Nancy Mahoney for P&B Textiles to give your table a charming accessory perfect for a Valentine's Day lunch.
Enhance your Valentine's Day dinner table with a lovely floral applique table topper. If you're new to applique, this one-block project is a great place to start.
Work on this Valentine's Day project with your kids. Using a love theme, zigzag-stitch fusible words, such as "hearts" and "Cupid," to create these fun seasonal place mats.
Spread the love this season by creating tiny pincushions for all your quilting buddies. They're ideal for tying onto a sewing basket.
Triangle-squares in Four-Patch blocks team up to create a bright tote -- essential for carrying around your Valentine's Day goodies.
Get into the spirit with a charming wool applique table mat. You'll love that you can make it without a sewing machine.
Use bits and pieces of your favorite Valentine's Day fabrics and trims to personalize the front flap. It's the perfect size for those quick weekend errands, with just enough room for keys, phone, and a small wallet.
Customize standard notebooks by adding valentine-theme fabrics and embellishments. Your friends will be asking where they can get one!