Making Heart Blocks in Multiple Sizes

If you want to make a simple heart quilt block in multiple sizes, you’ve come to the right place!  I’ve included a free printable pattern with measurements for 7 different sized Heart blocks.  
These are such easy, fast, and fun blocks to make.  I hope you enjoy making hearts as much as I do! 



Happy heart making!   
ps.  I’ve updated this tutorial since I first published it in 2015 with the printable pattern, but I’ve included some of the original photos just for old times sake.  ;)  
Making a Heart Quilt Block

55 Responses to Making Heart Blocks in Multiple Sizes

  1. Melanie January 23, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I am still so new to quilting and was having a hard time sizing this up. I am even more excited to make this now.

    Have a gorgeous day!

  2. Andrea Teal January 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Thank you! I have some ideas brewing but am not sew good at quilty math yet!

    • Aileen July 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      Me too Andrea…my quilty maths sux so bad lol

      • Birdena January 24, 2022 at 3:52 am #

        These are All SOOO Beautiful, but I think i just want to applique all my hearts onto blocks. I just want a heart in the middle of each block. I think doing solids or prints on the blocks would be Beautiful too. Thank You SO Much for this idea!! 😍

      • Allison January 26, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

        That would be adorable!

  3. Debby January 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    This is sooo awesome! My guild is having their annual retreat next month and the theme is women's heart health. Would I be allowed to share this with credit to you? I love your patterns and am making basket case with fabric from malka dubrowsky. Whole different look, but still so cool! I have two or three others I have already bought fabric for and working my way toward them. Thanks for your creativity and generosity! you keep quilting exciting!

    Debby Warthen

  4. jules January 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  5. Laura Chaney January 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing the sizes! I feel the urge to make sometime like this now that Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I think a couple of this might be a great weekend project for me!

  6. Carie January 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    Oh those are so sweet! I've now got an itching to make all sorts of heart shaped things for Valentines and zero time in which to do so!

  7. MaryAnn Guappone January 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    I was so inspired by your heart post that I started one, raided my HST and squares box and ended up with a baby quilt. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now I might need to make another in a different size. They are pretty habit forming.

  8. pkrueger January 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    These make an adorable quilt!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  9. Sue January 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    Thank you! You are awesome! :)

  10. Amy, a redeemed sheep January 24, 2015 at 4:25 am #

    This math challenged quilter thanks you!!!

  11. Andrea January 24, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    Great Tutorial! You make it look so easy!

  12. Cindy January 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I too started making some from your tutorial- they're just too darn cute!!:) Thank-You, thank-you for taking the time to do the math and sharing! Now I can make them in all sizes!! You're the best!

  13. Melissa Bo January 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    These are so pretty! =)

  14. Melanie January 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the sizes!!!

  15. ParadiseBreeze Quilts January 25, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    Thank you so much!! I really need your experience and now-how to do this sort of thing for me/us. Excellent!

  16. ParadiseBreeze Quilts January 25, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    Ugh – spell check :-P *know-how* :)

  17. Terry Legan January 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Thanks for the sizes. I have a quilt in the works. I haven't been successful in changing the size! I am so thankful to be following I got your email. Not blogging now because I don't have a working computer. I am at My Journey The Journey Back. Thanks for sharing this and for pinning.

  18. Christine S January 26, 2015 at 2:35 am #

    Thank you!

  19. C Franklin January 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Thank you for the additional sizes! I am working on a quilt using your original tutorial for the heart blocks and they are so cute. I love them. I got 20 made this weekend and 20 more are half way finished. I have to say, working with those 1"x1" squares was a little fiddly at first for me, but once I got going it was smooth sailing. Thanks again for another great tutorial.

  20. Rebecca Grace January 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    Ooh, just in time for Valentine's Day! :-) Thanks for yet another great tutorial, Allison!

  21. Kuka February 1, 2015 at 2:56 am #

    It is so sweet of you to add this info as well as the original tutorial all for free! I'm planning to make a little one for my niece's first valentines day =)
    Thanks so much!

  22. Stephanie February 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for these instructions. The steps were really clear, I made a four-inch heart block and worked it into a kids' tote bag. Thanks again!

    • Margie January 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

      I have been making these heart blocks–they are adorable! But I am having trouble with the small squares on top. My heart blocks look a bit wonky even though i am carefully matching corners and sewing a good diagonal seam. What am i doing wrong?

      • Allison January 27, 2020 at 9:43 pm #

        Hmmm…be extra careful with sewing, make sure nothing is shifting as you sew. Also try pressing seams gently open, don’t move the iron at all on the fabric or those tiny bias edges will stretch!

  23. Peerie Vaila February 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    maths also not my strong point – can you tell me what size the background borders should be for the different size blocks please?

    • Lindy December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

      Were you ever able to figure this out? I’m making a 7″ square and I’ve not yet found what size the background borders should be.

  24. mamageese February 6, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    Thx so much!!!! These are adorably easy, and cute!! So helpful that you did all the math for us ;) Happy creating.

  25. Sue Niven February 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    They are so very very beautiful.

  26. Jacqueline Frances February 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Hi there Alison,
    This tutorial is so great…thanks, it came in handy at this time of the year.
    I was wondering…when are you going to have your next (paper)pattern sale??? hint, hint!!!

  27. allison February 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Lol Jaqueline….soon! I have new patterns coming out in the next couple of weeks…and new patterns for market in May…so lots coming up and I'll have a sale too! :)

  28. Carol February 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Thank you for all the sizes of these cute hearts!

  29. Priscilla January 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    I love this pattern,but for some reason, I’m not getting it right? I’ve cut 2 3.5 x 6.5 & when I place the white 3.5 sq on the bottom, I have way too much fabric left. Am I to cut it off then do the same on the other piece?

  30. selina January 23, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    Love coincidences. Last night I decided that today I would make some heart blocks as filler for a quilt top. Woke up several times trying to do the math in my head. So glad this link was posted on Sew Can She this morning. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  31. Claire June 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    Starting mine tonight. Will be sending from Australia.

  32. Faunna Bartlett June 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Thank you Cluck Cluck Sew for your heart pattern! There are many many guilds using the pattern for the victims of the Pulse. #phxmqg

  33. Diana W July 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    And also for the Dallas Police officers families of those who have lost their lives in the tragedy as well as the recovering survivors! Thank you so much!

  34. etja August 12, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    I found your blog and heart tutorial via my guild in Germany – – thank you for sharing this!

  35. Lea January 14, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    Thank you!!

  36. Marg January 17, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    Thanks for this I am fairly new to quilting and had many disasters lol but I have actually ended up with blocks that look like they should x

  37. krislovesfabric March 10, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Thank you, we are referring friends to this tutorial link in order to make a quilt for a friend who has just lost her husband.

  38. Jennifer Strauser May 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Thank you so much for this block! You saved my bacon today.

  39. Linda November 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    When sewing the pieces together, what is the seam allowance?

  40. Ellen Lehrter April 17, 2018 at 5:27 am #

    Thank you for this pattern and tutorial. i am teaching my grandgirls how to sew and this is just perfect to teach them cutting and sewing.

  41. Gayle January 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

    I love your heart pattern. Unfortunately, I have a problem. After making the hearts (the 5in ) , I noticed they were off a bit , I trimmed them to 5in which was way too much, I don’t know what I was thinking lol. Can you help? with adding the border they don’t look like hearts anymore :(

    • Allison January 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

      Hi Gayle! The hearts after sewing on the background corners should be 5 1/2″ if you are making the 5″ finished hearts. So trimming them down to 5″ before sewing on the borders would be way too much, and they’d lose the heart shape. You can just trim the block up to 5 1/2″, but any more than that will make it not look like a heart!

  42. Susan Nixon November 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

    Thanks! I might even have seen and commented on this before, but seeing it again, I’m impressed again, so thanks once more!

    • Allison November 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

      I’m glad you like it! Even enough to comment again! ;) Have a great night

  43. Carrie Smith February 16, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    Do you personally pre-wash your fabric for these blocks? I’m debating.

    • Allison February 22, 2020 at 8:40 pm #

      Nope I never do! Even if it’s a solid red and I buy it from a quilt shop (and it’s a brand I know) then I don’t!

  44. lobstermama64Mary Richardson September 14, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

    I think someone stole your heart pattern to make a table runner. I’ve tried the 3 smallest sizes and am really pleased. I will be making more.

  45. rajkkhoja September 16, 2020 at 7:26 am #

    Wonderful pattern I like. I am so happy. I can intereste

  46. Monica Walsh June 3, 2022 at 9:11 am #

    So happy to have this beautiful pattern

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