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Learn foundation piecing and make a heart mini quilt

This heart block is quite popular and it’s also very easy to make.

If you’ve never done foundation paper piecing (FPP) follow the video step by step without over analysing and you’ll find it’s quite simple to do.

The block is 9″ finished.

Get the template

Download strippy heart template (PDF)

Mini quilt

Turn the block into a mini quilt or wall hanging by adding a 4″ border.

Strippy heart quilt block

Right and left borders

Cut 2 strips, 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Top and bottom borders

Cut 2 strips, 4 1/2′ X 17 1/2″.

Strippy heart quilt

Use this block in a larger quilt.

Buy the Strippy heart quilt essentials pattern.

Strippy hearts quilt pattern

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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How to make a heart mini quilt

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