Trek Values Apron + Free Pattern

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Our stake Young Men and Young Women leave tomorrow for Trek, and  3 o f my 4 children are going.  They are lucky to be some of the few this year who will be going to Martin's Cove.  At the dedication of this site, President Hinkley said, "Go in a spirit of reverence and respect, and know that you are walking on hallowed ground."  My hope for my children is that they may be touched by the faith of these pioneers and that their own testimonies will grow, and they will carry strength and perseverance back home to be "pioneers" to face the challenges in today's world. 

In preparation for going on Trek, I needed to make an apron for my daughter, and loved the idea of her carrying the Young Women Values with her as she walked.  I used our Good Life panel from the shop and cut out some of the symbols as well as a set of mini values.  Each panel contains 8 sets of mini values, and 1 set of the large values.  I used the same method to attach them to the apron as described in the Values Banner tutorial.

This is a great sewing project for Personal Progress or as a weekly activity as it is all straight stitching and very forgiving of mistakes. Here's a free PDF pattern for your use.

A few tips to make this even easier - 

Using school glue to secure the pockets instead of pinning is much easier for a beginner, and you won't have to worry about breaking a needle on a pin.  Just be sure to use a small dot...not a puddle!  About 7 evenly spaced glue dots is all that is needed, and DO NOT glue the top edge.

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Using Bias Tape for the waistband is also a time saver, and a little easier for a beginner. 

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HAPPY TRAILS!!

HAPPY TRAILS!!

 

 

FREE PATTERN -- Wrap yourself up in inspiration

If you know a little about us at Seek Good Works, you know we love making inspiring, love-filled products, and these Heart and Soul Panels might top the list of our favorite labors of love. We designed the fabric line, Heart and Soul to have just that...lots of HEART and lots of SOUL! We also wanted it to be easy for you to make a quilt for a daughter or a friend without too much effort. This panel quilt is gigantic, measuring 56" x 66" and once you add on a border, it can even fit on a twin bed! Kate has been waiting for hers since she was looking over my shoulder as I was designing it, and it's finally done! We added minky on the back, filled it with bamboo lining for a feel of a quilt that's been in the family for ages. This is sure to be a treasure for Kate (and me!) as we wrap ourselves up together for the next "This is Us" episode and as she does the same with her own little family someday.

Get your free Heart and Soul pattern download  here

Get your free Heart and Soul pattern download here

heart and soul panel QUILT PATTERN

 

This heart and soul panel makes it easy to have a beautiful keepsake in not much time at all. get your free pattern here.

Heart & Soul Fabric Projects

The Heart and Soul fabric collection is near and dear to my heart. My youngest child (and only daughter) turned 12 the day it came out. It seems so fitting since she was one of my inspiration pieces for the line. I set out to make Heart and Soul and the panels that go along with it, something uplifting for her, something that she could read and feel loved and remember what's really important in life. I knew that if it would be inspiring for her, it would be for other people, too. As I write this post, Kate is snuggled up in it reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" and it makes my heart want to burst. Also, because she is almost at the end of the story and she's going to need some comfort soon.

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I hope you find inspiration and comfort in my Heart and Soul Collection. I'd like to share some beautiful projects made from some amazingly talented women.

 

Amy Smart at  Diary of a Quilter  pieced this beautiful quilt. We look forward to her pattern coming out soon!

Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter pieced this beautiful quilt. We look forward to her pattern coming out soon!

Amy at Amaroonie Designs made all of these wonderful projects. Such talent and hard work!

Amy at Amaroonie Designs made all of these wonderful projects. Such talent and hard work!

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Amber over at  Gigi's Thimbles  designed this pattern and made this quilt. It works so well with the collection

Amber over at Gigi's Thimbles designed this pattern and made this quilt. It works so well with the collection

Andy Knowlton at  A Bright Corner  made this beautiful quilt

Andy Knowlton at A Bright Corner made this beautiful quilt

Thanks to these amazing and talented women for sharing their gifts with us and showing off the Heart and Soul Fabric Collection.