This weekend we have a project from guest contributor, Shelly from Coral and Co. She’s sharing a simple Valentines Heart mini quilt pattern – this would be a perfect project for a beginner!
Hey Y’all, it’s Shelly from Coral and Co. and today I’ve got a fun Valentine’s Day Project for you to sew. Valentine’s is one of my most beloved times of year to sew! I mean who doesn’t love big red and pink hearts, am I right? Valentines is the perfect time to sew up some decor or a sweet gift for a friend or loved one. I made a Big Heart Mini Quilt Pattern, which would also be great as a table centerpiece for you to sew for Valentine’s Day. If you love this one you might also love my Big Heart Quilted Pillow Pattern. Or you can make my scrappy mini heart quilt wall hanging. if you have a Cricut I also include some free svg files for the pattern. Any way you go, I’ve got lots of Valentine’s Projects for you to sew! Now on to the Big Heart Block Mini Quilt.
Valentine’s Day Big Heart Mini Quilt Pattern Instructions
Before starting be sure to read through the pattern and tutorial completely. Seam allowances are 1/4in unless otherwise noted. Press seams open unless otherwise instructed. RST = right sides together. WST = wrong sides together WOF = width of fabric. Width of Fabric assumes 42” wide fabric
Cut Pattern Pieces Shown Below:
- Fabric A – One (1) 6.5″ x 12.5″ rectangle
- Fabric B – One (1) 6.5″ x 12.5″ rectangle
- Fabric C – Four (4) 2″ squares
- Fabric C – Two (2) 6.5″ squares
- Fabric C – Two (2) 2.5″ x 12.5″ rectangles
- Fabric C – Two (2) 2.5″ x 16.5″ rectangle
- Binding – Two (2) 2.5″ x WOF
- Batting and Backing – 18″ x 18″ square for each
Big Heart Quilt Block Assembly:
Thanks, Shelly. This simple, graphic heart block would also make a quick decorative pillow. If you’d like to make a pillow, you can use this tutorial to help you make a pillow back in any size.Step 1. Draw a diagonal line across both the 2” and 6.5” squares.
Step 2. Place two 2″ squares and the 6.5” square over the 6.5” x 12.5” Fabric A rectangle with fabrics facing RST as shown. Repeat for the Fabric B 6.5 ” x 12.5” rectangle. Stitch directly on the diagonally drawn line.
Step 3. Trim Corners 1/4″ away from the seam. Press seams to one side. Press top inside seams in alternating directions – toward the bottom on the left half and toward the top on the right half.
Step 4. Place Fabric A and Fabric B heart block RST. Stitch using 1/4” from top of the block to the bottom as shown below.
Step 5: Place Heart halves RST and sew center seam. Press seam open.
6. Place the Fabric C 2.5″ x 12.5″ rectangles on the side edges of the Heart Block unit RST and stitch 1/4″ seam down the sides as shown. Open and press.
Step 7. Place the Fabric C 16.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles RST on the top and bottom edges of the block and stitch 1/4″ seam across the top and bottom edges as shown.
Open up border strips and press.
Quilting and Binding steps:
Step 8. Cut the backing fabric to be 18” square, being sure to remove selvages. Press well.
Press the quilt top well. Place the batting on the wrong side of the backing, then center and place the quilt top right side up forming a quilt sandwich. Baste the layers in place with your preferred method. Quilt as desired.
Step 9. Trim the excess batting and backing even with the quilt top edges and square up the quilt 12.5″ x 12.5″.
Step 10. Sew the binding strips together end to end using diagonal seams.
Step 11. Press the seams open and trim away the edges. Fold long binding strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press.
Step 12. Sew the binding to the right side of the quilt, fold a miter at each corner. (Check this post for more step-by-step photos of how to fold and sew the mitered corners.)
Step 13. To join the binding strips, cut one side so that it overlaps by 2 inches. Fold one end inward so there no raw edge. Place the other end inside the folded edge and sew the raw edges of the the binding strips to the outside of the quilt.
Step 14. Fold the binding over to the backside and hand or machine stitch binding in place to finish.
Thanks, Shelly. This simple, graphic heart block would also make a quick decorative pillow. If you’d like to make a pillow, you can use this tutorial to help you make a pillow back in any size.