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

Would you like to make a fun, strip-pieced scrappy heart block for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a simple 8½” quilt block tutorial that will sew up in a snap!

Complete Strippy Heart Block

How to sew a strip-pieced heart quilt block

Materials needed:

  • Six 1½” x 6½” strips of red or pink heart fabric
  • Four 1½” squares of background fabric
  • Two 3½” squares of background fabric
  • Two 1½” x 6½” strips of background fabric
  • Two 1½”  8½” strips of background fabric
red fabric strips

Step 1:

strip sets for block

Sew the red or pink heart strips lengthwise into two sets of three.

Step 2:

marked lines for sewing

Lay the background squares on top of the strip sets, right sides together. The smaller squares should be on the top of the heart strip units, while the larger square should be on thh bottom. Using a ruler and pencil, mark the back of the squares with a diagonal line.

Step 3:

back of block pieces

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

Step 4:

two sides of heart block

Sew the two sides of the heart together to form a heart.

Step 5:

adding border

Add the 6½” strips on the top and bottom of the heart unit. Then add the 8½” strips on the right and the left. The block will measure 8½”.

Press the block.

finished strippy heart block

How many color combinations can you make? Or maybe you could to reverse the red and white? Or have rainbow hearts? Or candy heart colors? Batik hearts on a black background, or country hearts on a tan background? Make this heart block your own!

Have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

If you missed any of our other free scrappy block patterns, they can be found here: 

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2015 and was updated in January 2018.

34 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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Cyndi Hayden

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

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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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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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Barb

How would I convert this for a 6 or 7 inch block?

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Monique

I offered this block as a challenge in my facebook group and it was so cute to see all the different blocks and projects people made!

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Nonnie1988

I would like to see this series of block patterns in a PDF format … It sure would make it easier on me as my sister and I are making a heart quilt then I could just share the pattern with her.

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Judy

Thank you for sharing. I am going to try to make this sweet heart. Love it!

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Annelle

Thank you for sharing! But can’t find the download for this tutorial and would really like it! Am I missing something?

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