In honor of Valentine's Day and shared with love: my large updated collection of hearts quilt block patterns, quilt patterns, coaster patterns, heart shaped sewing projects directions, and even some heart themed Valentine card and paper craft projects for 2011.
Whenever we make a comfort quilt or donate a block to a given cause, we are putting a piece of ourselves...our heart...into that donation. Whether they are given to a loved one, heart patients, for cancer care, for hospice donations, or to simply to show our love, faith, and caring...it's wonderful to make and keep heart blocks, quilts and other projects on hand....any time of the year!
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My own heart shaped or themed tutorials:
My String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow make with strings or solids and use the little pocket in the back...for sending good wishes of any kind!
Making a (Cardiac) Heart Pillow
perfect for post surgery for either cardiac or breast cancer patients, hugging a pillow over the heart after cardiac surgery or under the arm after breast surgery have been shown to help significantly with post-operative pain.
My Heart Shaped 'Mitt' Potholder
My Origami Petal Bag
Add a Heart on the front of a journal or book cover: How To My Make a Journal or Book Cover
How To Make A Fabric Heart Art or Postcard
How To Make An Inchie
Make a quilt with either string pieced hearts or applique'd hearts:
Patriotic Heartstrings of MemoryString Quilting:Tutorial and Free Patterns
Heart Strings Quilt Directions similar to above quilts
Make a simple quilt and applique a heart on top of its blocks!
Most patterns are for personal use only so check the specifics before you use them for sale projects. And always give credit and thanks when writing about projects you have made using these patterns!!
And now....my collection of more than a hundred links for free heart shaped quilt blocks or heart themed quilt or craft patterns all in one place for you to check out for special gift for a loved one, or for another Valentine's Day in the future! Links below:
Maria Michaels Designs Heart Block...still looking! She discontinued her site, some of her designs are on craftsy...but I haven't found them yet!
Heart 'n Hand Needle Case Pattern (pdf)
The Heart Pillow Program - NEW - Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
Appliqué Heart Wreath
Paper Pieced Heart Blocks
Brown Heart - new
Heart...Liberated and Wonky by Sharon of Indigo Threads
Heart...Another technique in piecing by Sarah, House of Krom
and its variations:
Stack'n Whack Hearts http://www.bethanyreynolds.com/snwhearts.html
Strings ~ Hearts from Mary at MaryQuilts.com
Make a Patchwork Heart Quilt Block
How to Create a Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card eHow.com
Boxed Heart Quilt Block Pattern by Joan Rodwell
Heart and Hands Tea Cozy Click here (to download Template Diagrams, PDF format)
How to Create a Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card eHow.com
Crazy Patch Heart
String Heart Block from sophie
Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts
Large Heart Wreath Block
Mrs. Mary Cutout Heart (pdf)
From Oxford Seminary (a circle of hearts form a star in the center)
and quilt above from AZ Patch, also
Quiltmaker Floral Hearts
About.com PP Heart can be a Signature Block
Piece by Number, CandyBox Heart
Quilters Online Resource, Hearts A Bloom
Quilters Online Resource, Beginner HeartsEZ Quilts Heart Block
Here’s My Heart
Ute-Barbara Skjønberg, Norway
Quiltaholics Heart Block
Heart Block, Cole Brothers
Janet Smith’s Hearts pdf download
JC Quilts, Pieced Heart
JC Quilts, 1997, PP
JC Quilts, 1998, PP
Nutmeg Nook’s Primitive Heart
Mrs. Burns Chained Heart pdf download
Australian Heartland pdf
Pat Patches Crazy Heart (in Portuguese) pdf:http://www.pat.patches.nom.br/Down/2003/BMJan03.pdf simple pieced heart with lots of diagrams
The Heart Pillow Program for Heart and Stroke Patients
Bypass Heart Surgery Heart, Photo
Quilters Neighbourhood Pieceable Hearts
Quilt Pox Think Pink Hearts
Red Dawn’s Woven Heart PP: paper pieced
Sandy Bonsib’s Pieced Heart Block
Sew Quilty, Jake’s Heart
Sew Quilty, Scrappy Heart
Sew Quilty, Strippy Heart
My Portable Hand-sewing Kit.
Heart Pin Step-by-Step
*and don't forget....it's always a Valentine if you make anything with Heartstrings patchwork piecing!
Heartstrings Quilt Project by Mary
Patriotic Heartstrings for Our Soldiers
String Quilting Tutorial and Online Links
Click on the PICTURE to Download the Free Pattern from Cindy Carter's Website!
And be sure to say thank you to Cindy and use these in your own charitable quilting and for personal use to always respect the designer's sharing and caring !
- Hearts Baby Blanket - from Care Package, Inc
- Heart Coaster
- Plastic Canvas Heart
- Valentines Fridgie- crocheted
- http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa021099.htm (crochet- links to heart patterns of all kinds!)
- http://www.thesmartyarns.com/americanheartlandafghan.html (crochet - American Heartland Afghan)
- http://members.aol.com/SAG55/fheartaf.html (crochet- pretty filet heart square)
- http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/crochettalk2/granheart.htm (Crochet- pretty filet heart square)
- Bev's 6" Heart square (background)
- Valentine Heart sampler
- Bev's Heart square in x- stitch
- Heart Baby Blanket
The following filet crochet charted patterns are on this site - About Crochet:
Hearts Border (Add Initials)
Hearts Border With Love
Hearts Filet Crochet Bedspread
Hearts Filet Crochet Tablecloth
Heart With Rose Center
Double Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Interlocking hearts made with worsted weight yarn.
At Lee's World: Made with sport weight cotton. (Photo)
Heart Fridgie or Pin
At Crochet Memories: Made with worsted weight yarn; center is crocheted around a plastic ring. (Photo)
Valentine Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Made with small amounts of worsted weight yarn. (Photo)
At Crochet'N More: Made with worsted weight yarn. (Photo)
Hearts Hot Pad
On this site - About Crochet: This hot pad uses the ruffling technique; a how-to is included. (Photo)
Textured Hearts Hot Pad
At Priscilla's Patterns: Includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth. (Photo)
At Jenn's Crochet Page: You could use this as an applique, a magnet; bet you can think up more uses. (Photo)
Heart Motif 2
At Jenn's Crochet Page: Made with size #10 cotton thread. (Photo)
At Joyful Abode: She gives directions for making the heart shapes into pins. (Photo)
Heart Shape Pillow
At Crochet Me: Easy-to-make shapes are joined to form the heart-shaped pillow. (Photos)
Connected Hearts Shawl in Filet Crochet
On this site - About Crochet: A triangle shaped shawl pattern that I created, featuring my Connected Hearts charted design.