Mod Heart applique pattern

Download this free pattern for a heart, the perfect shape for trying out appliqué techniques.

I’m not much fond of heart motifs, but there’s no denying that they’re great for learning appliqué: with inside curves, outside curves, an inside corner, and an outside point, the shape includes all the various challenges you’ll encounter while appliquéing. So since my book is being released near Valentine’s day, even a hardened Valentine’s hater like me has to make a concession by offering you this template for a heart to appliqué.

Why “mod”? My heart is modeled after the heart motifs used by Alexander Girard in the 1960s and 1970s, a geometric take on the folk art he loved so much.