Stitch Bonnie’s Valentine Design, Love You More, for Free!

This heart is so pretty, combining beautiful edge stitching with the sparkling depth of GlitterFlex. I decided to stitch it on a piece of Valentine fabric and pop it into a decorative frame. You can download the free design now and make a work of heart! 

Picture of machine applique heart with GlitterFlex

Free Love You More Design

Of course, Ultra Red GlitterFlex is the perfect choice for a Valentine and Bonnie’s sample photographed so much better than mine.

I chose a pink fabric printed with the word Love, and decided to center one of the words above the heart. I hooped stabilizer and marked center crosshairs. Running a basting stitch on the stabilizer made it so that I could position the fabric where I wanted.

This is where a light table, or even a window, helps. I marked the center of the word Love and aligned it along the center vertical crosshair so that it was above the basting box on the stabilizer. The basting box also helps to keep the fabric positioned straight in the hoop.

A glue stick helps hold fabric in place until it can be basted in the hoop. Applique is pretty straightforward. The first color stitches a heart shape on the fabric. 

Picture of GlitterFlex over basting stitches for machine applique

That shows you the size of GlitterFlex to cut (I chose Hot Pink GlitterFlex Ultra to match colors in my fabric) and where it should be placed. 

Picture of machine applique heart with GlitterFlex

After stitching the second color to tack down the GlitterFlex, it is torn away or trimmed close to the stitch line. After it is fused in place, the decorative outer edge is stitched before satin stitching and the finishing accent stitching over the satin stitches. 

Picture of machine applique heard in glass frame at Sew Inspired by Bonnie

I removed basting stitches and stabilizer before ironing and inserting it into a decorative frame. It is so much prettier than it photographed. It is a great design to try out the applique technique and just how wonderful GlitterFlex makes your embroidery!

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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  • anne downey - February 02, 2022

    the print fabric you have as a background looks exactly like the Purely Gates embroidery alphabet. are they developing a line of fabric as well?

  • Bonnie Welsh - February 01, 2022

    Brenda—You’re welcome!

  • Brenda - February 01, 2022

    Thank you Bonnie!

  • Bonnie Welsh - January 31, 2022

    Jeanette—Click on a red heart picture, there’s also hyper-link in the first paragraph of this blog and there’s another hyper-link after the closeup of the big red heart. Click on any of those hyper-links to be taken to the free design.

  • Bonnie Welsh - January 31, 2022

    Jeanette—You’re welcome!

  • Jeanette Wilkes - January 31, 2022


  • Shirley Rogers - January 31, 2022

    Where do I get the design for the heart??

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