Nothing warms the heart more than Valentine’s day, and a mailbox full of love.

February we are celebrating the day with just that, in our gardens.

This 14″ x 27″ flag is quick and easy to make with just a few supplies.

Love Letter Garden Flag with HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl

1/2 – yard background fabric

1/2 – yard backing fabric

Fat quarters or scraps of brown, light pink, dark pink, gray, white and green for appliques

HeatNBond EZ Print Lite and HeatNBond®Lite fusible web

ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper

HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Chalk Marker

Applique Pressing Sheet

Foam brush or fine bristle paintbrush

Thread to match or contrast

Teflon Sewing Machine Foot

Marking pencil

Start by downloading the free pattern “Love Letters Garden Flag

You will find all the information and the pattern to share a little love. Note: the “LOVE” and hearts used on my flag are “Crafters Edge” dies.

I love using their dies with the “Crossover II” cutting system. Similar hearts and block lettering are provided in the pattern for you if you do not have these dies.

Cut 2 – 14 1/2” x 27 1/2″ pieces of fabric for the flag. Print pattern pages out on HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or trace on HeatNBond®Lite fusible web, and you’re ready to go.

Not a big fan of tracing? This pattern is printer-friendly, using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite. Once you have cut out all the appliques and fused them to the background fabric, you are ready to stitch it down using your favorite method.

Assemble the front and back and you are ready to protect your flag from the elements with HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl. It paints on easily with a foam brush or my favorite 2″ fine bristle paintbrush that cleans up easily with just water. You choose the amount of protection you want by applying multiple layers.

1 coat – water and stain-resistant
2 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant
3 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish

Once dry, cover with Pressing Paper or parchment paper and press according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Your flag is now ready to hang in your garden. I have designed my flags, using the “Gray Bunny Garden Flag Stand”. It’s a nice tall 51” x 15” wide stand you can find on Amazon HERE for under $20. You can also welcome your guests, with them hanging on your door. A dowel rod and a couple of wreath hangers make it so easy to hang and change out as you wish.

Wishing you a heart-filled February!

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