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.