Today we are making this cute Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt! It’s about 10 1/2″, so you could use it for a large mug rug, or a candle mat, or a little mini table topper or wall hanging. This has a fun, unexpected shape- refer to my How to Bind Odd Angles tutorial found here.
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Here is the Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt Pattern & Tutorial:
You will need:
- – Applique patterns- click here
- – 7″ square of light colored background fabric
- – (48) 1 1/2″ assorted pink squares
- – (2) 2 7/8″ white squares
- – (1) 5″ square scrap of gray for heart applique
- – (1) 4″ square scrap of cream for “love” embroidery
- – Thermoweb HeatnBond Lightweight fusible web
- – Thread for machine applique (Aurifil 50 wt. #5004), pink embroidery floss (Aurifloss by Aurifil #2440), washout embroidery marker
- – (1) 2 1/4″ x width of fabric strip of pink fabric for binding
- – (1) 13″ square backing fabric
- – (1) 12″ square batting
Trace heart shape onto paper side of fusible web. Cut out shape, leaving about a 1/8″ border around the drawn line. Fuse to wrong side of gray fabric; cut out on drawn line.
Fuse heart to center of background fabric. Machine applique.
Trace “love” pattern onto 4″ cream square. Embroider using 3 strands of embroidery floss (backstitch for letters, satin stitch for heart.)
Fuse a 3″ square of fusible web to wrong side of embroidered love square. Cut out a rectangle, about 2″ x 3/4″. Fuse to upper right side of heart applique. Free motion applique around the edges.
Trim appliqued background square to 6 1/2″, centering the heart applique.
Sew pink squares into 8 rows of 6; press seam allowances open.
Sew the rows together into pairs; press seam allowances open (checkered units should be 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″).
Sew 2 of the checkered units to the sides of the center square. Press seam allowances toward center square.
Cut the (2) 2 7/8″ white squares in half diagonally to yield 4 triangles. Sew to ends of remaining checkered units. Press seam allowances toward triangles.
Sew units to remaining sides of center square. Press seam allowances toward center square.
Layer the quilt top, batting and backing fabric together. Quilt as desired.
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric, including the corners.
Bind with pink fabric strip. See tutorial for binding 135 degree corners here.
Click here for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.
Thank you, this is so cute!
Thank you Jacquelynne. This is adorable. I’m looking forward to making it. I have 4 quilt tops I need to quilt this year so doing something like this that I can complete in a day is wonderful.
Thanks Jacquelynne for the patterns. Family will enjoy all your patterns, hand embroidery, machine applique.
Very nice. Is it possible to get written directions too?
Click on the link for the applique patterns & you’ll find step by step instructions to print out! (4 pages!)
This looks like its going to be fun! Agree with Joyce and looking forward to this day project! Thank you!
ADORABLE! Thank You for sharing this cute project.
Thanks for the darling pattern…anxious to make some for special Valentine gifts
Gorgeous, sorry for this stupid question, but did you quilt the middle square before or after you appliqued, it looks liked it was done after but then how will it look in the back?
Hi Alice! Not a stupid question ;) I appliqued the heart first, then quilted around it. The back has a rough shape of the heart where it is not quilted.
Obrigada por compartilhar!!!!
Cute cute! I’ve printed and have some scraps layed out to work on this. Thanks for sharing! :)
This is adorable. Thank you so much for the instructions and the tutorial for the binding angles. I put my version on my blog this morning. Really enjoyed making it!
Hi I have been worki
I have been working on the happy little things
Quilt, have Learned so much. I keep doing things over to get them right. But have not finished it yet. I think I will work on the Valentine quilt and finish happy things later. Really enjoy this.
Love this and will make some for my great grand babies!
I like that mini quilt mug Its beautiful
Hi, Jacquelynne! I wanted to tell you how cute this little Valentine mini-quilt is! If I can get myself together (maybe and maybe not) I want to give this a try for this year. We shall see!
Also, I am having problems accessing the How to Bind Odd Angles tutorial. Is it just me or is there a hiccup somewhere? I tried from two separate links but no go on either :( .
So very cute