Patchwork Heart

Say "I Love You" to everyone any time of the year with this patchwork heart design. A vintage heart pattern decorated to look like a quilted heart. Use your scrap glass, some paint and your individual imagination to make this design truly yours.

This old fashioned heart can be assembled, fired and then embellished with Pebeo Vitrea paints or use scraps of glass and Glassline paints and fire the finished product. Determine before firing so that you can add the Glassline paints and allow them to dry, or simple design them after firing. Decide and design these to your particular look.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Various colors of glass
  • Glassline paints or Pebeo Vitrea paints
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions

    1. Copy and cut out the guide.

    2. Lay down the paper pattern on the correct color glass and sketch near the guide with a permanent pen. Liberally protect the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is required to cut the shape. Make a point of cutting close to the shape to keep the outline and all the tiny details.

    4. Clean with soap and soak in clean water or use glass cleaner to do away with all pen marks and residue. Air dry the items or use a lint free towel to dry them.

    5. Assemble the sections on a prepared kiln shelf and place the shelf in the kiln. Always hold the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints.

    6. Close the lid or access. Switch on the kiln.

    7. Watch the fused piece at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever gazing at your hot glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.

    8. When the project has your required look, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is made with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off by it’s self. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    9. As soon as the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.

    10. After the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.



    Patchwork Heart Pattern

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