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I Heart Quilting: Stitch a Simple, Strippy Heart Quilt Block

Would you like to make a fun, strippy, scrappy heart block for Valentine's Day? Here's a simple 8 1/2'' quilt block tutorial that will sew up in a snap!

Complete Strippy Heart Block

Materials needed:

  • Six strips of red or pink fabric 1 1/2'' x 6 1/2''
  • Four squares of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
  • Two squares of background fabric 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
  • Two strips of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 6 1/2''
  • Two strips of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 8 1/2''
red fabric strips

Sewing instructions:

Step 1.

Sew the red strips lengthwise into two sets of three.

strip sets for block

Step 2.

Lay the background squares on top of the strip sets, right sides together. Using a ruler and pencil, mark the back of the squares with a diagonal line.

marked lines for sewing

Step 3.

Sew on the marked lines and press the background pieces away from the center of the heart as shown. Trim away the excess.

back of block pieces

Step 4.

Sew the two sides of the heart together as shown.

two sides of heart block

Step 5.

Add the border strips. The block will measure 8 1/2''.

adding borderPress the block.

finished strippy heart block

 

How many color combinations can you make? Or maybe you would like to reverse the red and white? Or have rainbow hearts? Or candy heart colors? Batik hearts on a black background, or coutry hearts on a tan background? Make this heart block your own and be sure to share it in the gallery!

If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out Craftsy's "Ultimate List of 44 Valentine’s Day Quilting Patterns."

Have a very happy Valentine's Day!

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29 Comments

Patricia Shoemaker

Sew cute. I will have to make this soon. Thank you for sharing.

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Oneiram02@gmail.com

I Love This Method So simple,Easy To Learn
Thank you
I will try how to do the heart for valentine
It’s beautiful

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Geri keener

The cutting list is missing a set of squares. Four are listed and six are shown.I assume the 1 1/2 squares should read four, not two.

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Diane Knott

You are correct! The photo is right and the typo that reads two blocks 1 1/2” SHOULD be four blocks. So sorry for any inconvenience!

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Susana

Gracias por compartir
me encantan los trabajos manuales .

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Carol

This is so cute. I’m making one today. Thanks!

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Elva Cano

I love it cute & simple I will make <3

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Nancy Scislowicz

is this something a beginner could make?

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Mary

cute

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Mary Jane Warrior

Made it now trying to figure out how to post picture.

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Mary Sloan

I just finished mine. Believe me a beginner can make this. It was fun and fast. Yes you are right it should have listed four 1 1/2 squares

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Judy Parker

I love it…thanks for sharing

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Kathy

Thank you for sharing this cute pattern. I just made it with reds and red/black prints for a quilt I am making for my daughter, who will be leaving this summer to be a missionary. At the bottom I added a bible verse “Love the Lord your God with your whole heart.” I’ll post a picture if I can figure out how to do that! Thanks again for the clear instructions.

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[…] While she was sewing, I cut pieces for these heart blocks, and when she was cutting or ironing, I sewed them up.  Taking turns in the sewing room.  The pattern is on the Craftsy blog. […]

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lfjones

What are the seam sizes that you used?

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Diane Knott

One quarter inch seams are always used unless otherwise stated. Thanks for asking!

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Cyndi Hayden

Very cute. I think I will make a table topper!!

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Delphia Clark

I like these patterns

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Diane

I’m so happy that you do! They are fun to make up with scraps.

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Terry Holland

Love these blocks. Right size for me to make for my mini quilt hanger. I change out blocks each month for the different holidays or celebrations. Thanks.

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Diane

Yay! That’s great! You’ll be happy to know that the block for April is in the works already!

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Claudia

Was looking for one like this. Thanks

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Jayne

This is so cute I had to make it right away… mine is in purples with a pink background. Thinking a few more and I have a baby quilt! Thank You!

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Caroline De LA Pena

Love site very much .i will be visiting often.

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Kathleen

Is there a free download for the February, March, and May blocks? Thank you.

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Linda Terry

Just found your wonderful blog link on Quiltville’s site. I think I am going to love it!!!!!!

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Joan

I made this too. I wish there was a way to see everyone else’s pictures.

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Rebecca

Where is the PDF please?

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Teresa

Can some help me convert this to a 10″ block

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