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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Big Hearts Quilt Tutorial | Pieced Heart Quilt | Free Quilt Pattern

This is my version of the Simple Hearts Quilt made by Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew. Links to download Allison's block pattern as well as her tutorial on the Simple Hearts quilt can be found at the end of this post.

My version is made from forty two 8" finished heart blocks. There are 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down and the quilt finishes about 66" x 78".

I used fat quarters from a single collection, however scraps can also be used. Two fat quarters will make 4 heart blocks. You will need 21 fat quarters. Instead of using the same fabric for the heart background, the sashing and border, I used a different fabric for the heart background.

For sashing and border you will need 3 yards. Cut the following:

  • Cut 3 strips @ 8.5" x WOF.
    • Sub cut into 42 @ 2.5"  8.5" for horizontal sash.
Open the remaining fabric and press out the center crease. Fold the fabric lengthwise so the selvages are on the left and right sides. The cuts you will make next are along the lengthwise grain and are the length of fabric (LOF).

Make the following cuts:

  • Trim off the selvage
  • Cut 5 @ 2.5" x LOF for vertical sash
  • Cut 4 @ 4.5" x LOF for borders
  • Cut 4 @ 2.5" x LOF for binding.

Cut each fat quarter according to the diagram below.

Piecing the Block

The Stitch and Flip method is used to make the heart block. For a tutorial on Stitch and Flip, click the link below.

For the heart, choose two 4.5" x 8.5" rectangles from one fabric.
From a coordinating fabric for the background, choose two 4.5"squares and four 1.5" squares.

An alternate method of stitching the corners is to use the Folded Corner Ruler from Creativve Grids. Here is a tutorial for that.

Using the stitch and flip method, stitch the squares to the rectangles as shown.

Press toward the corners.

Stitch the two rectangles together. Press seam open.


Stitch a horizontal sashing piece to each block as shown:

Stitch 6 columns as shown:

Measure the length of the columns above. Cut the 5 vertical sashing strips to this length.

Stitch the quilt top as shown.


Measure the length of the quilt top and cut 2 of the border strips to this length. Stitch to the sides of the quilt.

Measure the width of the quilt top and bottom and cut the remaining 2 border strips to this length. Stitch to the top and bottom of the quilt.


You can download the Heart Blocks Pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. This pattern gives you measurements for 7 different block sizes.

Also on Cluck Cluck Sew you can view the Simple Hearts Quilt Tutorial  for the 42" x 44" quilt.

Happy quilting!

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