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Scrappy Heart Quilt Block Pattern

Learn how to make this super Easy Scrappy Heart Quilt Block. The included quilt block pattern has two different sized hearts, made entirely with 2.5 and 3 inch fabric squares. This darling quilt block is a perfect scrap busting project.

The block can be used in quilts, totes, pillows even wall hangings!

Free Heart Quilt block pattern
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Quilt Blocks For Valentine’s Day

I’ve got the cutest Valentine’s Day sewing project to share with you today!

This easy Scrappy Heart Quilt Block is an easy and fun project. The heart blocks are made entirely of 2.5 ad 3 inch squares so it’s perfect for beginner sewists looking to make something different or a more experienced quilter just looking for a cute project to use up all of those tiny scraps!

I have to admit, I absolutely love working these little scrap blocks! (I also have a Christmas Tree Quilt Block Pattern and a Gift Box Quilt Block.)

They are just so much fun and a nice break from sewing clothing or other complicated projects.

Heart Quilt Blocks

The Heart Quilt block comes with a free printable pattern / template and includes two different sized heart blocks. A small and large size heart so you can easily vary the look of your projects.

printable heart quilt block pattern

These scrappy hearts would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed quilt.

I love the idea of a cute throw-sized quilt made with varying shaped hearts all in the same color, or maybe stick with just one size and make all the hearts a different color.  The way you design your quilt is completely up to you.

Heart Quilt Ideas

The heart quilt mock up below is put together with 10 small hearts, 10 large hearts, 2.5 inch white sashing and a 4 inch white border. Makes about a 60.5 by 74 inch quilt.

free heart quilt pattern

How amazing would that be in real life!

Valentines Day Table runner pattern

Or how about a table runner? The table runner mock up is made with all small hearts and would be about 46 inches by 11.5 inches.

The quilt I want to make next year, is a heart quilt using the small heart template, but I would increase the size of the squares to 8 inches instead of 2.5 inches, so it will be just one big heart.

And let me tell you, since my missy won’t wear pink dresses anymore, I have enough pink fabric in my stash to make all these quilts!

In fact, a few of the fabrics I used in today’s project, were also used in my Ombre Herringbone Quilt Pattern.

I am making pillows with today’s two blocks. I will sash the heart with white fabric and finish the edge with bias tape from the striped fabric. I’m not sure about the smaller heart. I might add some patchwork or possibly solid sashing and coordinating back.

We’ll see.

There are just so many things that can be done with this heart quilt block tutorial.

Helpful Tips:

  • Use a good amount of starch on your half square triangles when pressing to help prevent waviness/movement when sewing them into the block.
  • If you use white scraps for the parts of the heart block, it helps to press the seams towards the colored fabric.

I just love the pink patchwork!

Heart quilt block

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Are you ready to Get Started?

Download the Quilt Block Template 

Here

Materials Needed to Make the Heart Quilt Block

Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Time Needed: About an hour

Block Details: Unfinished, the block is 12 inches. Finished into a pillow, quilt, etc, the block will be 11.5 inches square.

For this tutorial, I will refer to the scrap colors as “red” and “other”.

Step 1: Cut your squares

heart quilt block materials

For the small heart block, you need:

  • 4 – 3 inch red squares
  • 4 – 3 inch other squares
  • 6 – 2.5 inch red squares
  • 22 – 2.5 inch other squares

For the large heart block, you need:

  • 5 – 3 inch red squares
  • 5 – 3 inch other squares
  • 20 – 2.5 inch red squares
  • 6 – 2.5 inch other squares
hear quilt block tutorial

Step 2: Make the half square triangles.

1. Line up one red and one other 3 inch square. Draw a line from corner. Sew a quarter inch seam allowance on each side of the line you drew.

half square triangle

2. Cut the triangles in half along the line.

heart shaped quilt block tutorial

3. Press the half square triangles open seam towards the colored side.

4. Trim off the corners and square square them up with a ruler. (Should be 2.5 inches.) I absolutely adore using the June Tailor Perfect Half Square Triangle Ruler for this. It’s so easy to use and turns a potentially wonky square into a perfect half square triangle block.

how to square up a half square triangle

Step 3: Line up your squares.

Line up and arrange your red and white squares according to the Scrappy Heart Quilt Block pattern. Take this time to move around any of the squares for the best “flow.”

making a valentines day quilt

Step 4. Sew pieces together.

Starting with the top row, sew the squares together. Repeat for the next 5 rows.

Valentines Day quilt pattern

Step 5: Sew rows together.

Sew the rows together, taking care to line up the squares as much as possible. I like to put a pin in the middle to start, then adjust as needed to get the farthest left and farthest right square to line up. Nesting the seams really helps line up squares that might be just a tiny bit off.

sewing projects for valentines day

Give the Heart Block a good press and you are done! Unfinished, the block is 12 inches. Finished into a pillow, quilt, etc, the block will be 11.5 inches square.

What will you make with your Heart Block?

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Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

heart quilt block pattern

Learn how to make Heart Quilt Block. Free heart pattern includes two different hearts, both made entirely with 2.5 and 3 inch fabric squares.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Heart Template
  • Various red or pink fabric scraps 
  • Contrasting color fabric scraps

Tools

  • Basic quilting and sewing supplies: ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting needle, 1/4 inch seam allowance presser foot, triangle ruler

Instructions

Step 1: Cut your squares

For the small heart block, you need:

4 - 3 inch red squares

4 - 3 inch other squares

6 - 2.5 inch red squares

22 - 2.5 inch other squares

For the large heart block, you need:

5 - 3 inch red squares

5 - 3 inch other squares

20 - 2.5 inch red squares

6 - 2.5 inch other squares

Step 2: Make the half square triangles.

  1. Line up one red and one other 3 inch square. Draw a line from corner. Sew a quarter inch seam allowance on each side of the line you drew.
  2. Cut the triangles in half along the line.
  3. Press the half square triangles open seam towards the colored side.
  4. Trim off the corners and square square them up with a ruler. (Should be 2.5 inches.) I absolutely adore using the June Tailor Perfect Half Square Triangle Ruler for this. It's so easy to use and turns a potentially wonky square into a perfect half square triangle block.

Step 3: Line up your squares.

Line up and arrange your red and white squares according to the Scrappy Heart Quilt Block pattern. Take this time to move around any of the squares for the best “flow.”

Step 4. Sew pieces together.

Starting with the top row, sew the squares together. Repeat for the next 5 rows.

Step 5: Sew rows together.

Sew the rows together, taking care to line up the squares as much as possible. I like to put a pin in the middle to start, then adjust as needed to get the farthest left and farthest right square to line up. Nesting the seams really helps line up squares that might be just a tiny bit off.

Give the Heart Block a good press and you are done!

Unfinished, the block is 12 inches. Finished into a pillow, quilt, etc, the block will be 11.5 inches square.

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