Sewing for Valentine’s Day – Free Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

Sewing for Valentine’s Day – Free Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

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5 different sized heart quilt blocks

Heart Quilt Block Tutorial – video and free printable PDF

💌❤️ If you will be Sewing for Valentine’s Day then this free heart quilt block tutorial is for you! This is a great quilt block for beginners to see how they like quilting and a great block to use as a basis of any kind of heart project.

I’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful and festive heart quilt block that’s perfect for adding a touch of romance to your home decor or crafting heartfelt gifts for your loved ones. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, our free tutorial is designed to make the process enjoyable and accessible to all skill levels.

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Spread the love and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a handmade touch!

Whether you’re creating a quilt, mug rug, gift bag, pillow and more for your significant other, family member, or friend, this tutorial is bound to fill your crafting sessions with joy and creativity. 🧵 FABRIC USED is my “Red February Flower Toss” from Riley Blake Designs – part of the Monthly Placemat Panel series.

cut pieces of fabric

SUPPLIES

HOW TO MAKE A heart quilt block

Please read all instructions before beginning. Seam allowances are ¼”.

RST = Right Sides Together.

Each heart block has 8 pieces:

  • (2) Heart Fabrics (A)
  • (2) large background squares (B)
  • (4) small background squares (C)

Cut fabrics based on the chart below.

fabric pieces needed to make a heart quilt block
sizes of fabric needed to make 5 sizes of heart quilt blocks
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all 6 background fabrics B & C. (fig. 1)
  • Place the (2) large squares (B) on the bottom of the heart fabrics (A), RST and with the marked lines as shown. (fig. 2)
  • Sew on the lines. (fig. 3)
draw diagonal lines

figure 1

place bottom corners with diagonal lines as shown

figure 2

stitch on lines

figure 3

  • Trim corners leaving ¼” beyond the stitching. (fig. 4)
  • Press seams open. (fig. 5)
trim bottom corners 1/4" from stitch line

figure 4

flip and press bottoms corners

figure 5

  • Place the (4) small squares (C) on the top of the heart fabrics (A), RST and with the marked lines as shown. (fig. 6)
  • Sew on the lines. (fig. 7)
  • Trim corners leaving ¼” beyond the stitching. (fig. 8)
place top corners with diagonal lines as shown

figure 6

stitch on lines

figure 7

trim top corners 1/4" from stitch line

figure 8

  • Press seams open. (fig. 9)
  • Sew the two halves of the heart block, RST. (fig. 10)
  • Press seams open and you’re done! (fig. 11)
    flip and press top corners

    figure 9

    finished Heart Quilt Block

    figure 10

    fabric heart quilt block

    figure 11

    — WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HEART QUILT BLOCKS —

    Now that you know how to make a heart block, here are a few projects to use them in!

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    If you make a Heart Quilt Block or project with the block(s) and post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

    🧵 Tara Reed

    P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

     

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