Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique Spotlight

Mended Hearts Quilting Classes take the spotlight at our quilt & fabric boutique – Check out what’s new and happening at the shop in Ellsworth, Iowa.

New Group Set to Meet!

Due to popular request MHQ will begin hosting a new hand applique group. This will be an unstructured free group for people who enjoy hand applique and would like to meet regularly for support and inspiration. This group will meet once a month – every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. beginning June 21, 2017.

Sharing the Weight

MHQ will be hosting a volunteer sew day on the third Thursday of each month to sew weighted blankets for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Please see the website Sharing the Weight for more information on this organization. You can visit the calendar page of MHQ to see details of the next sew day.

Instructions for making weighted blankets. Please click on HOW TO MAKE A WEIGHTED BLANKET to open a page of detailed instructions. Use the following chart to plan your blankets.

3 pound blankets take 30″ X 40″ fabric with 5 columns and 7 rows.

5 pound blankets take 40″ X 50″ fabric with 7 columns and 9 rows.

7 pound blankets take 40″ X 60″ fabric with 7 columns and 11 rows.

10 pound blankets take 40″ X 72″ fabric with 8 columns and 13 rows.

Pillow Case Drop!

Three ladies from the Knot Sew Perfect Piecers group came by the shop. They dropped off FIFTY pillowcases to donate to Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Pictured from left to right are: Val Bonk, Lisa Olson, and Sue Albers. Thank you so much!

Holiday Hours:

Mended Hearts Quilting and Boutique will close for Christmas/New Years on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. and stay closed through January 1, 2018.

The store will reopen on Tuesday January 2.

Pattern Correction

2016 Row by Row Pattern

There is a missing step from the directions for the BARN panel portion of the Row by Row Kits. When cutting the squares from the barn board fabric, they need to be cut on the bias, so that the boards run from corner to corner. See Illustrations below. Then follow the instructions as printed on the pattern.

When your half square triangles are finished they need to be trimmed to 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ respectively.

Board design runs from corner to corner.
Cut diagonally from corner to corner , then sew long sides
You will end up with two sets of HST. Trim the squares to 2 1/2″
Trim the squares to 3 1/2″