Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

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Are you looking for a precious baby quilt to make for that special little baby! This heart baby quilt tutorial will make a perfect gift!

Heart Baby Quilt

Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

25″ x 32″

Everyone seems to get in the mood to clean in January, I know I do!

While sorting through things in my quilt studio I came across a box of batik fabric cut into HSTs and a couple of blocks that were already made.

I think I started this a year….or two ago and obviously didn’t get it done before Valentine’s Day so….I put it away.

Many times I mix batiks with regular quilt fabric or muslin and I never have a problem. I remember this neutral background….I think I had a bolt of it but unfortunately…it is all gone.

Box of batik fabric and blocks

I had 5 blocks finished which would have made a table runner but I already have several table runners that work perfectly for Valentine’s Day so I decided a sweet little baby quilt would be fun to make and use up my fabric.

Batik heart blocks

Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial Instructions


  • 3/4 yard of background neutral
  • 4 or 5 batik fat quarters reds/purple/pink
  • 1 fat quarter for the binding
  • 1-yard backing and batting


From the neutral and batiks:

  1. Cut 2 7/8″ squares and then cut diagonally for your HST pieces (half square triangle)
  2. Cut 2 1/2″ squares
  3. Cut 8 – 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strips of neutral for the sashing

Each block will be made with the following:

  • 12 HSTs that are neutral and batik
  • 2 – 2 1/2″ squares neutral
  • 2 – 2 1/2″ squares batik

Blocks will be 8 1/2″x 8 1/2″ unfinished

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I actually used my AccuQuilt Big Electric Cutter and the 8″ Qube die set to cut out my pieces.

All 12 blocks are made the same other than turning the center 4 HSTs for a different look.

Make 6 blocks like this

Diagram of Heart Block 1

Make 6 more blocks like this

Diagram of Heart Block 2

I just made up a bunch of HSTs and didn’t really worry about the placement of the batik colors. I used Aurifil thread for my piecing and quilting.

Heart Batik Blocks Aurifil thread

Layout your blocks and add the 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ neutral strip between the blocks.

Add sashing between blocks

Sew your rows together (you don’t add strips between the rows).

Add your backing and binding. Quilt as desired and add your binding.

Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

Need a bigger quilt….just make more blocks! Three in a row would make a beautiful table runner.

Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

If you are looking for more tutorials that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, I have 10 free Valentine tutorials I have made and 20 free Valentine tutorials from other bloggers. Have fun!

Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

Be sure and look at the post for the Heart Table Runner tutorial.

Heart Baby Runner and quilt

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Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Heart Baby Quilt and Heart table runner tutorial in my shop. The photos have been reduced in size and the tutorial is 6 pages long.

Heart quilt and table runner pdf

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  1. Barbara Guarniere says:

    Another quilt I want to make!!! Love all your quilts and posts and this is a definite to make. You are very creative!!

  2. There is nothing I don’t love about this sweet quilt! The low volume background adds such a nice level of interest and your quilting is sooooo sweet! The wobbles in the hearts give the quilt a sort of child feel to it, like they were drawn by a small child which I think is perfect. I’ve been thinking about trying Sulky threads – do you know if their rayon thread is recommended for garment sewing?

  3. Hi Connie! I hope you are doing well. This came up in my email feed today. I thought, huh – I remember this and then I saw it was from your blog. It’s still a great quilt and just perfect for this time of year. Hope all is well with you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Christina Deligianni says:

    Lovely! I think I will make it for my daughter in a bigger size.

  5. Claudia W says:

    That heart quilt will be perfect for my grand daughter! She loves pink (who doesn’t?).
    I really appreciate all of your great tips and tutorials, thank you!!!

  6. Thank you so very much for all of your tips and patterns, i started quilting back in 2004, then left it for a while as had to find full time work and so that meant go back to study as my children were going through High School and University. So i had to put my love of sewing on hold. Now i have joined a local community quilting group who are like me plodders as we learnt to quilt years ago but with determination and encouragement i soon loved quilting sometimes i find it challenging but your website and your assistance with step by step has inspired me to complete all my projects that i had started years ago so thank you again Connie it is very much appreciated i do mainly Night Duty now part-time and when i can’t sleep i sew or should i say quilt, so my thanks go to you. xx

  7. Margaret Magri says:

    Am I ever glad I stumbled across your site…you have some great patterns…love the heart one and all your patterns in your secret library…thank you so much for being so generous. hugs

  8. I am new to quilting and am looking forward to learning how to do one of these projects. I hope that mine looks half as good as yours.

  9. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  10. LOVE THE HEART QUILT!!!! Definitely on the ToDo List – thanks so much for sharing,

  11. glendahyde1 says:

    This is so adorable ! Thank you !

  12. Pretty Valentines quilt!

  13. Beautiful quilt, I love your blocks, thanks for the tutorial!

  14. It is beautiful, Connie. The batiks are just gorgeous in that quilt design.

  15. WoW Connie, I love this quilt. The color choices are amazing and flow so beautifully. I love that each block is different but made with the same shapes, the quilting is faaaaaaaaaaaabulous…

  16. Love your hearts, and I think I might just recognize some of those fabrics! LOL!!. I too mix batik’s with other fabrics and have little issue. Thanks for the pattern and all the other fabulous Valentines patterns you shared!

  17. Very cute quilt. I pinned to remember! Thank you for sharing.

  18. Susan Shaw says:

    Connie – I adore the heart quilt. Having some open space inside the heart gives the quilt a modern feel – at least to me. You are gracious to share the pattern and how-to with us. Thank you. I’m going to check your other tutorials link and the links of the others. Thanks for those, too.

  19. Rosemary B says:

    Connie, I love your quilt. This would be so sweet to make for a grand baby
    I used to join in the blog hops when Missie Samm was the grand motivator. Carol has taken on the role with expertise and energetic joy!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I will print it out

  20. Mary Crowther says:

    Best way to use up extra Hsts. A fun little Tutorial! Thanks, Sew sweet

  21. Lace Faerie says:

    Jumped over here for the Put a Little Love In It hop. Thank you for sharing your tutorial for making this darling baby quilt! I have Pinned this to my Quilts – Hearts. I may use this the next time a charity giving event is asking for heart blocks! Thanks!

  22. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    This is really cute. I may use the block, only larger, for another project. Thanks.

  23. Too cute, Connie. Thanks for the great tutorial. Pinned for future!!!

  24. This is such a sweet Batik baby quilt created with HST Hearts. Thank you very much for Hopping. Happy Valentine’s Dear…xo

  25. Oh, how I wish I had more time to sew for Valentine’s Day so I could make on of these! The batiks and pops of purple are so pretty! Perfect for a baby or anyone who loves hearts and Valentine’s Day!

  26. Thanks for the easy themed baby quilt. I have some fabrics that would love to be made up into this cute quilt.

  27. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Adorable baby quilt!! Is there a baby girl in the offing for your family???

  28. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for showing how to make it too.

  29. Precious, precious quilt, Connie! Thank you ‘Sew’ much for the tutorial! I’m definitely saving this for later!

  30. What a perfect way to use those leftover HSTs! Great design, darling quilt. Thanks for sharing all those links for more ♥♥ lovely projects!

  31. Lori Smanski says:

    your quilt is lovely

  32. Quilting Tangent says:

    I like the colored cube in the heart.

  33. G Hubbard says:

    Lovely quilt—especially like your fabrics!

  34. A very lucky baby will love being snuggled in this Heart felt quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. Very clearly written.

  35. That’s an adorable heart baby quilt and the block is perfect. Thanks for sharing the how-to. Happy Heart Day to you.

  36. Nice heart blocks! Thanks for sharing, and for being a part of the hop. I’ll be taking a look around.

  37. What a neat heart quilt!! I have lots of squares that I could use to make such a lovely baby quilt–thanks for sharing your quilt and the tutorial! Love it!

  38. You share wonderful projects with us. Thank you so much… Hugs, lj

  39. That is so pretty, Connie. It would also make a great table topper. The fabrics are fabulous.

  40. Sharon Vrooman says:

    What a great block! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and such a sweet quilt.

  41. Love the idea of blocks inside the hearts.

  42. Joy Dickson says:

    Thanks for the beautiful way to use HSTs. Love hearts.

  43. Connie, Super great job on your lovely post! You have such nice photos?

  44. Great projects. Thanks for sharing. Lovely hearts, and gorgeous fabrics.

  45. Flipping those HSTs adds so much to the design of this quilt. What a great idea, Connie! It’s adorable – and so is that little stuffed doggie. 🙂

  46. Susan Ulrich says:

    I particularly love this one Connie! Your designs are so inventive!!

  47. Joyce Carter says:

    Beautiful quilt Connie. Thank you for sharing.

  48. Those little HSTs made perfect hearts and a beautiful quilt…the fabrics look amazing together. I love how sweet this is! Thanks for the tutorial and for playing along in the hop!

  49. Hi Connie,
    I love the two different blocks! I didn’t notice they were different until you pointed it out, and then I thought, duh. How could I miss that? This looks like a fun and easy baby quilt, and I will PIN it for later. ~smile~ Roseanne

  50. Genius!!! What a creative way to use those extra half square triangles! I love it❤️❤️?