Frequently Asked Questions about Heart Fulls™
Do I have to buy a kit to get a pattern?
Nope! Each heart ornament pattern is available as a separate PDF down load. The pattern includes a complete supply list and full-sized templates to print at home. Shop in your stash for the materials to make a unique heart-shaped ornament - or several.
Does the pattern come with the kit?
Yes! The pattern is included in the kit at no extra charge. However, the kits are not sold without a pattern.
What's included in the kit?
Each kit includes enough materials to make two heart ornaments of the same design and color way. I like to think you can make one to give away and one for yourself. Included are felted wool, quilting cotton, two kinds of interfacing - Stiff Stuff (Lazy Girl Designs) and Face-it Soft (Lazy Girl Designs), Soft Fuse (by Shades Textiles) light fusible web. The kits DO NOT include embroidery needles and embroidery threads.
There are several interfacing and fusible products in each ornament. Is all that really necessary? Can I substitute products that no one will ever see?
Everything that makes up a Heart Fulls ornament has been selected with great care and each has a role to play to make a very special hand-crafted heart-shaped ornament.
The stiff interfacing has a squishy softness with enough body to help the heart keep its shape - and it needles beautifully. The woven interfacing is very light but adds body to the quilting cotton, and since it's woven, it's easy to needle while it supports heavy hand embroidery on the quilting cotton fabric. The fusible web is light enough to needle through, and it forms a strong bond. It also adheres perfectly to the felted wool and stiff interfacing surfaces without adding bulk or stiffness.
Of course, you can make your ornaments with other products, however, your results may vary based on materials used.
Can I stock up with larger quantities of the interfacing/interior products?
Yes! Stiff Stuff, Face-it Soft, and Soft Fuse are available in larger quantities right here in the Hummingbird Highway web store!
I'm a beginner, is this something for me?
Wool applique may be the easiest type of hand applique in the quilting universe! Be aware, some of the Heart Fulls patterns are more challenging than others. Skinny wool pieces, lots of layers, and complex shapes with internal cuts might not be the best place to start. However, this project is more crafty and stitchy than quilty.
How is the shipping calculated for the Heart Fulls kits?
Shipping fees are based on numbers of kits in an order. Shipping fees for a heart kit purchase is calculated separately from any other items in the cart. If the shipping calculation is excessively above the actually shipping cost for the package, a refund will be issued for partial shipping fees.
Shipping rates within the US:
1 kit . . . . . . . . . . . $4.50
2 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.50
3 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75
4 or more kits . . . 9.00
Shipping rates to Canada (does not include additional taxes or fees collected at delivery)
1 kit . . . . . . . . . . . $11.00
2 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50
3 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75
4 or more kits . . . 20.75
Shipping rates to all other international locations (does not include additional taxes or fees collected at delivery)
1 kit . . . . . . . . . . . $14.00
2 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.50
3 kits . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.00
4 or more kits . . . 26.50
International shipping fees do not include value added tax or other duties collected at package delivery.
Shipping fees are subject to change without notice.