Enjoy These Valentine Quilting Projects – with FREE Patterns
Hearts are fabulous fun to include in any quilt project. They can be homespun country to fancy frills. What was once predominantly an applique motif has transitioned into a fun patchwork quilt block and even to modern, abstract patterns. There are an abundance of quilted Valentine patterns to choose from.
If you haven’t started a quilting project for Valentine’s Day yet, you might find just what you’re looking for here. Look through the dozen different heart-filled Valentine quilting projects below for you to choose from. Best of all, these patterns are free. So have fun finding the perfect heart to quilt for yourself!
Let’s Begin Small & Adorable
Dress up your Valentine hearts! Adding a couple ruffles is a perfect fit for this adorable Valentine Mug Rug. A bit of crazy quilting and raw edge finishing makes this a quick gift for your sweetheart! You’ll find the tutorial and pattern at the bottom of this post.
A fun, quick DIY heart-themed pennant pillow, perfect for Valentine’s Day or year round! This throw pillow can be made any size or shape your heart desires and comes together very quickly.
Sweet DIY Fabric Hearts are perfect for delivering a Valentine message to a friend or neighbor!
Sew a DIY Valentine basket that’s perfect to fill with thoughtful gifts for Valentine’s Day.
Making some heart coasters is a perfect solution for using up those scraps and bringing a smile to those who receive these little gems.
This fun, bright pillow is a wonderful project for your red and pink scraps. Wait until you see the finished back! I love it.
Here’s a modern take on a Valentine’s Day pillow. This pattern has been around for years but still makes an impact. Choose between the suggested turned-edge applique technique or my favorite raw-edge method to create a fun design.
Whether sewn by hand or machine, a pile of these adorable fabric hearts in an assortment of fabrics will cheer up any spot!
On To Some Larger Valentine Quilting Patterns
Make a stack of bright pink and red Scrappy Log Cabin Hearts and offset them with low volume fabrics for a stunning Valentine surprise!
Try a woven Valentine Quilt Block that begins with a 9-patch. You may choose a single blocks for a pillow, a strip of blocks for a table runner or go all out and make a quilt for your sweetheart!
Another option is this Valentine HST Quilt Block for a totally different look.
This fat quarter friendly quilt top has a simple block that goes together quickly. It’s also an adorable baby quilt option.
How to Make A Ruffled Valentine Mug Rug
Make This Ruffled Valentine Mug Rug
Made entirely from scraps, this quick little quilted mug rug will never turn out the same no matter how many times you make it. Piece the top layer first with three different areas of strips. Draw two diagonal lines in any design layout you like best and start sewing on your strips in sections.
Beginning with the center strips, sew them from the top down while staying within the diagonal pattern. Sewn in a crazy quilt method, place the first piece right side up. Then place the next strip on top with right sides together. Sew a 1/4″ seam along the bottom edge, starting and stopping at the diagonal lines. When the strip is opened out and pressed, you’re ready to add the next strip. Keep adding those strips until you reach the bottom.
Then the sides are added at an angle and topped with a pair of sweet little ruffles. The strips are added in the same manner as the center, except they are sewn towards the outer edge. The first strip is placed over one of the diagonal lines and sewn with a 1/4″ seam. Open the strip and press in place. Once all the strips are added to both sides, the edges are trimmed even with the base fabric.
Add Ruffles To Your Valentine Mug Rug
Ruffles are an easy finish to these little hearts. The ruffles have raw edges as does the outer edge of the mug rug. It provides a much looser ruffle that lays nicely across your heart.
Cut a 1″ strip of fabric that is almost twice the length of where you want it placed. Double your stich length and sew down the center from one end of the strip to the other. Pin one end of the ruffle strip to your heart.
Then, from the opposite end of the strip, begin to gently pull on the top thread. The fabric will begin to gather. Be careful not to pull the thread out completely, but just enough to cinch up that fabric. Begin sewing from the pinned end, down the center to the opposite end. Continue gathering your ruffle as you sew along the strip. After your ruffle is stitched in place trim off the excess strip.
Finishing Your Valentine Mug Rug
To finish your Ruffled Valentine Mug Rug, pin all four layers together. Place the finished top over the two layers of batting and a bottom layer of felt. All this padding is perfect for absorbing your coffee cup’s heat. Once pinned, quilt all the layers together by sewing in the ditch along the two diagonal seams. Also sew along one of the bottom strips in the center section. This quilting will keep all layers right where they need to be.
All that’s left is to finish the outer edges. First zig-zag a 1/2″ seam around the outer edges. Trim the excess fabric away from the stitching. Then zig-zag a second round to keep everything secure and finish off the cut edge. You may use a tight satin stitch if preferred, but I chose to keep the stitching looser. The last step is to trim any loose threads and you’re finished.
You’ll love this quick project and enjoy gifting these sweet heart to your family and friends. Don’t forget to make one for yourself!