Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Amanda over at Jedi Craft Girl!  I can’t get enough valentine sewing!  I think its just the pick-me-up I need during wintertime!  I created this fun mini quilt that is perfect to hang on a wall, put on a table or give to someone you love.

4 patch heart cover
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The finished quilt measures 26″ square and is made up of 4 quilt blocks that measure 10″.
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These fabrics from Moda are sure to brighten your day!  The line is called Just Another Walk in the Woods – and it’s ADORABLE!!! Don’t you just love cracking open a Jelly Roll!  It’s a little bit magical!

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4-Patch Heart Mini Quilt Featuring Heat n Bond Lite

Here’s what you need to get started:

1/2 a Jelly Roll (or equivalent)
1/3 yard background fabric
Aurifil Threads – 2530 &
Heat n Bond® Lite EZ print sheets
Heart pattern, click HERE
1/2 yard for backing
1/3 yard binding – or you can use left over Jelly Roll Strips

All seams 1/4″


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Begin by cutting 15-18 of the jelly roll strips into 2 1/2″ squares.

Cut the background fabric:

  • (4) 6 1/2″ squares
  • (16) 2 1/2″ squares for block corners
  • (32) 2 1/2″ squares for Half Square Triangles (HST)
4-Patch Applique Hearts

Select (4) groups of (4) fabrics for the hearts.  I selected like colors for each heart but you can make it scrappy if you want!  Sew the group of 4 fabrics together in a 4-patch, pressing seams.

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Print (or trace) 4 hearts onto Heat n Bond Lite.

Cut out 1/8″ around each heart.

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Center the heart on the wrong side of each 4-patch.  Heat set.

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Cut out each heart and peel off the backing paper.  Fuse hearts to the center of the (4) white 6 1/2″ squares. Sew 2 times around each heart with a straight stitch.  Set aside.

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HSTs –  Half Square Triangles

You can make the HSTs however you prefer.  I used my Sizzix machine for quick cutting.  They need to measure 2 1/2″ when they are finished.  You will need a total of 32 HST to make the 4 blocks.

(Quick HST instructions: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (32) 2 1/2″ back ground squares.  Pair right sides together with a 2 1/2″ square cut from the jelly roll fabric.  Sew along the diagonal line.  Trim 1/4″ along the seam and press toward the dark.)

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Follow the chart below to construct the block:

heart block

Use the (16) background 2 1/2″ squares for the block corners and (16) low volume 2 1/2″  squares from the Jelly Roll for the center squares.

Make 4 blocks.  I chose a color for each block, but you could totally mix up the colors and make them all scrappy!!

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Once the blocks are finished, take the remaining 2 1/2″ squares from the Jelly Roll and piece the sashing and borders. Press all seams open.

Sew (2) strips of 5 squares for the short sashing.  Press

Sew (3) strips of 11 squares for the top, middle, and bottom sashing. Press

Sew (2) strips of 13 squares for the side sashing.  Press

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Make sure to match each seam and pin.

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Use Spray n Bond® for quick basting!  I can’t live without it!!!

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Quilt as desired.  Bind.
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IMG_9236I hope you love making this!!
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13 Comments on 4-Patch Heart Mini Quilt Featuring HeatnBond Lite

  1. Jackie Hale
    February 7, 2017 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  2. Darlene
    January 8, 2018 at 7:53 am (11 months ago)

    Love this quilt. So sweet. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. Terry Decarlo Poste
    January 16, 2018 at 12:02 am (10 months ago)

    I love this, thank you

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  4. Patricia
    January 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm (10 months ago)

    This is so beautiful! I ordered the jellyroll and fabrics to make it.
    Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

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  5. Jennifer
    January 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm (10 months ago)

    I have a question. I cut out 2-1/2” inch squares as instructed, but it says the finished HST should be 2-1/2” finished? Shouldn’t the beginning squares have been bigger to account for seam allowance? I’m ending up with 2” finished HST. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

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    • admin
      January 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm (10 months ago)

      Hi Jennifer..here’s some info from Amanda: This pattern is to use jelly roll strips which are cut at 2 1/2″ x WOF. To make half square triangles, cut a 2 1/2″ square of the light fabric and a 2 1/2″ square of the jelly roll. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light fabric and SEW ON THE LINE. Cut 1/4″ away from the line and discard the rest. This yields 1 half square triangle. The traditional method is to cut a 2 7/8 square of light fabric and of dark fabric. Draw a diagonal line and sew on BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE. This yields 2 HSTs. The point of the method in the pattern is to utilize jelly roll strips. Hope this helps!

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  6. Sharon Carbine
    January 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm (10 months ago)

    Amanda Niederhauser’s Valentine’s Mini Quilt is beautiful.

    ThermoWeb: I recommend you add .pdf links to your Web site when you share patterns. This would help us download them easily.

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    • admin
      January 30, 2018 at 9:46 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks for the suggestions Sharon!

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  7. Linda Silver
    February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm (9 months ago)

    I just finished this quilted Wall Hanging and it turned out great! Thanks so much for the pattern and detailed instructions. I plan to display it around Valentines Day for many years to come!

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  8. Dana Chancellor
    April 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm (8 months ago)

    I’m new to quilting so please don’t laugh! For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get backing for my 26″ square quilt from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Is it supposed to be pieced in several pieces? What am I missing? Help!

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    • admin
      April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Dana…no worry…many people do wind up piecing the back together with various fabrics. Some companies do sell wide width fabrics though to eliminate piecing. There’s no wrong questions or wrong way to do it. Julia

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