8 heart quilt-block patterns for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day!Cupid is ready to draw his bow and take aim; who do you want his arrow to tag this year?

Whether you want to spoil your main squeeze, a family member, or a special friend this Valentine’s Day—or simply decorate for the occasion—a quilt featuring a heart quilt-block pattern will send a meaningful message straight to the heart.

Now’s the perfect time to start planning a project that you’ll love making—and someone special will love receiving. Which quilt is a perfect match for your valentine?

Faith, Hope, and Love” by Cheryl Almgren Taylor. This wall quilt is a favorite not only for its beauty: fusible appliqué provides the ultimate in easy construction. Watch Cheryl’s trick for fusing small pieces in this how-to video.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Inspirational Appliqué

Be My Valentine quilt and Heartfelt table runner
Be My Valentine” wall quilt and “Heartfelt” table runner by Julie Popa. Mix and mingle your stash of red prints in the rows and borders of the quilt; then fuse and machine stitch happy red and pink wool hearts. Use the same fuse-and-stitch technique to make the table runner.

Get these heart quilt-block patterns in A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts
(or get the “Be My Valentine” ePattern and the “Heartfelt” ePattern for only $4.99 each)

Three of Hearts quilt
Three of Hearts” by Ellen Pahl. The classic red-and-white color scheme never goes out of style. Make this quilt to cheer up a blank wall or to give as a gift any time of year.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Pinwheel Party
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Bride's quilt
Bride’s Quilt” by Nancy Mahoney. The pastel motifs in this pretty quilt remind us of conversation hearts—how fun would it be to embroider a little love message on each heart motif?

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Treasures from the ’30s
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Maple Sugar Hearts quilt
Maple Sugar Hearts” quilt by Karen Costello Soltys. You quite possibly could make this sweet quilt entirely from your stash! Choose 4 fat quarters for the background, borders, and binding; then add scraps of 20 assorted pink and red florals, checks, and stripes.

Get this heart quilt-block pattern in Bits and Pieces
(or get the ePattern for only $4.99)

Goodnight Sweetheart quilt Rainbow Hearts quilt
“Goodnight Sweetheart” by Christine Porter, from Cuddle Me Quick (left); “Rainbow Hearts” by Cornelia Gauger, from Jelly Babies (right). Show your love for a little one by making a snuggly baby quilt featuring simple-to-sew patchwork hearts. Cornelia’s quilt is Jelly Roll friendly!

Get these heart quilt-block patterns in Cuddle Me Quick and Jelly Babies

Red, White, and Sometimes BlueLooking for romantic red-and-white quilts?
Love is in the air whenever red and white unite! Use just two fabrics in one of seven red-and-white quilts to achieve a bold contrast; or dip into your scraps to create a romantic charmer. You’ll also find cool, crisp blue-and-white designs and scrappy red-white-and-blue quilts in Red, White, and Sometimes Blue.

Quilts from Red White and Sometimes Blue
See more quilts from Red, White, and Sometimes Blue

Which kinds of valentines capture your heart: the fabric kind, the flower kind, or the chocolate kind? Tell us in the comments!

36 Comments (leave a comment)

  • All of them! I love them all. If I’m wanting chocolate then chocolate is my favorite at that moment. If I’m quilting hearts then at that moment the quilted hearts are my favorite.

    —Lynn DeShon on January 22, 2015
  • I love the fabric kind ! That also includes any sewing accessories – even different sewing machine feet and Martingale Books ! Anything to aid my quilting !

    —Nancy on January 22, 2015
  • love them all!!!

    —Lori Chvojka on January 22, 2015
  • I would love all those Valentine tokens. Fabric to make a remembrance quilt, and definitely chocolate. It always makes the day better. Smells and tastes so good. It has to be dark chocolate too. I love red and white.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on January 22, 2015
  • All the patterns are so beautiful. Sentimental and sweet. They don’t go out of style ever All hearts are great – especially chocolate!! 🙂

    —Diane Lindberg on January 22, 2015
  • Though I love chocolate, I can’t afford the calories; flowers are lovely as well but just die; and fabric is a no brainer. The Valentine I love best is the kind that comes from the heart………handmade gifts from my children and grandchildren, a special night out with my husband, and act of kindness from a friend ……or even a stranger!

    —karen on January 22, 2015
  • Valentines of the hand made variety make my heart race but dark chocolate or silver ones are great too! I have a charm bracelet of hearts my husband has given me, love dark chocolates, and have made a quilt titled ‘love notes’ to decorate the couch with. I have lots of love in my life!

    —Cindy Wienstroer on January 22, 2015
  • The paper kind that my children gave me when they were little 🙂 Especially the one that had a "pretty" rock in it that they’d found.

    —R Anglin on January 22, 2015
  • A Valentine’s Day card from my husband of fifty years would be my first choice, but Valentine hearts in fabric are wonderful. The fabric hearts can be put in projects so many different ways, they don’t all have to be red and they can be used as a quilting motif also. The "Bride’s Quilt" by Nancy Mahoney has to be one of my favorites, but then that book is also one of my favorites. Quilting has changed how I view Valentines. I never considered them particularly appealing until I started using them in quilts and now they are among my favorite forms. Quilting has given me so much pleasure, even after thirty years I still find new things to try.

    —Betty Grove on January 22, 2015
  • All of the above. I’m a retired florist so flowers are always a given. i have a very large stash of floral prints. really good chocolate a treat.

    Caroline Rohrer on January 22, 2015
  • The "fabric kind" of course, it doesn’t add calories to my body or inches to my hips. When I’m working on a quilt project, my brain is working, my internal organs are relaxed, it’s peaceful and so much better for my over-all health.

    Jeanne on January 22, 2015
  • All three!

    —Janie on January 22, 2015
  • After having open heart surgery, I have been especially fond of ‘fabric’ kind’. I seem to have a fondness for quilts with hearts.

    —Joan Horton on January 22, 2015
  • I cannot lie. I see "chocolate" and Chocolate wins. Always.

    —carol on January 22, 2015
  • Fabric every time. Not only does it feed my soul, it’s the only one of the three that does not trigger an allergic reaction or a migraine.

    —Jane on January 22, 2015
  • I am a chocolate lover so would choose chocolate over fabric. But those beautiful wall hangings using heart fabric would have a lovely meaning to me as my husband and I were married on Valentine’s Day, 45 years ago!

    —valma honeyfield on January 22, 2015
  • For now it is chocolate, fabric, floral – but if they ever make Chocolate fabric – look out!!! LOL

    —Carolyn D'Annolfo on January 22, 2015
  • A chocolate fabric valentine–done in browns and pinks sounds perfect to me

    —Sue R. on January 22, 2015
  • Don’t like chocolate but love the quilts. I use hearts to quilt post cards for grands.

    —nancy in IN on January 23, 2015
  • Maple Sugar hearts is my favorite.

    —Vivian Lewis on January 23, 2015
  • Fabric Fabric Fabric every time, have too much, well maybe not. Fabric doesn’t get old, doesn’t mold, doesn’t break, doesn’t complain…it waits for you!

    —Sylvia on January 23, 2015
  • I love chocolate best. Any heart sent my way be it chocolate, fabric, flower or paper will be appreciated. I hope you all get your "hearts" desire for Valentine’s Day.

    —CindyM on January 23, 2015
  • You have inspired me to sew some hearts for my friends….tea towels, mug mats, placemat for TV meals, etc.

    —Alfreda R. on January 23, 2015
  • Nothing beats fabric! If someone gives me flowers, I want them to be the kind I can plant in the ground and appreciate all year round. And I’d love to be Alfreda’s friend-it sounds like she is going to be sewing up lots of loving reminders for her friends.

    —Beth T. on January 23, 2015
  • chocolate by far! i like the idea of decorating the house for special holidays but i only manage to do it at Christmas… i could manage placemats though…….

    —Suzanne Keal on January 23, 2015
  • I especially like the Maple Sugar hearts, Be My Valentine, and Faith, Hope and Love, which is especially dainty and feminine.

    Donna on January 24, 2015
  • Love that dark chocolate! However, any kind of hearts is great–and as some previous commenters have said, my favorite depends on what I am doing at the moment. Those are some great quilts you have featured and all are inspirational! Thanks for sharing them!

    Carol Kussart on January 24, 2015
  • I would say all three but it’s a fight between fabric and chocolate for first

    —connie b on January 24, 2015
  • What perfect gifts for me to make fir my family members! My maiden name is "Valentino". And that is just it we all celebrate Happy Valentino’s Day every year! I usually make up some kind of heart creation that is a mini 3-4 inch quilt. Everybody loves them and has been saving these creations of mine over the year pinned up in their home offices ir on a bulletin board. Makes me feel good that my little creations are important for everyone to look forward to each Valentino’s day. I would love to win & receive this book for sure!

    —Marie D on January 24, 2015
  • Being a chocolaholic it is hard to choose. The best thing about the fabric is that it lasts, and you can enjoy over and over.

    —Nancy Angerer on January 24, 2015
  • I would have to say chocolate at the ready to ward off daily migraines, but any hearts in fabric make me want to make a surprise gift for my special family members or a silent auction item.

    —Cindy B. on January 24, 2015
  • Why choose? I like all of them. Especially if they are accompanied by a sweet card from my loving husband.

    —Pearl on January 26, 2015
  • CHOCOLATE….any time, morning, noon, night, or day. Yum!

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on January 27, 2015
  • Definitely the fabric kind!

    —Nancy on February 13, 2015
  • Chocolates are always #1, after that I’ll take fabric.

    —Liz Dyer on January 13, 2016
  • flowers, fabric, fabric with floral prints, & good chocolate.

    —caroline on January 14, 2016

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