Feb 14, 2011

Free Heart Themed Patterns: Updated 2011

In honor of Valentine's Day and shared with love: my updated collection of hearts quilt block patterns, quilt patterns, coaster patterns, heart shaped sewing projects directions, and even some heart themed Valentine card and paper craft projects for 2011.

Whenever we make a comfort quilt or donate a block to a given cause, we are putting a piece of ourselves...our heart...into that donation. Whether they are given to a loved one, heart patients, for cancer care, for hospice donations, or to simply to show our love, faith, and caring...it's wonderful to make and keep heart blocks, quilts and other projects on hand....any time of the year!

My own heart shaped or themed tutorials:

My String Pieced Prayer Pocket Pillow make with strings or solids and use the little pocket in the back...for sending good wishes of any kind!

Making a (Cardiac) Heart Pillow
perfect for post surgery for either cardiac or breast cancer patients, hugging a pillow over the heart after cardiac surgery or under the arm after breast surgery have been shown to help significantly with post-operative pain.

My Heart Shaped 'Mitt' Potholder

 My Origami Petal Bag

Add a Heart on the front of a journal or book cover: How To My Make a Journal or Book Cover

How To Make A Fabric Heart Art or Postcard

How To Make An Inchie

Make a quilt with either string pieced hearts or applique'd hearts:

Patriotic Heartstrings of MemoryString Quilting:Tutorial and Free Patterns

Heart Strings Quilt Directions similar to above quilts

Make a simple quilt and applique a heart on top of its blocks!

Most patterns are for personal use only so check the specifics before you use them for sale projects. And always give credit and thanks when writing about projects you have made using these patterns!!

And now....my collection of more than a hundred links for free heart shaped quilt blocks or heart themed quilt or craft patterns all in one place for you to check out for special gift for a loved one, or for another Valentine's Day in the future! Links below:

Bloomin’ Hearts Quilt...click on image

Use drawing above to make another little Sue for a card or a quilt block!

Read her tutorial at link above:
Download her pattern from her link, as well: Click here for Pattern

Sketching the pattern
Wonky Hearts:

Wonky Hearts: Sharon of Indigo Threads

Paper Pieced Heart Blocks

Brown Heart - new

Valentine 2007

Heart 2005

Broken heart

Sketching the pattern

Heart Quilting Patterns from original Nancy Page published patterns circa 1980's

nested heart motifs
Stack'n Whack Hearts http://www.bethanyreynolds.com/snwhearts.html

Strings ~ Hearts from Mary at MaryQuilts.com

Make a Patchwork Heart Quilt Block

heart quilt blocks

Heart and Hands Tea Cozy Click here (to download Template Diagrams, PDF format)

How to Create a Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card eHow.com

Cheater's patchwork,cut and paste fabric squares: a card making tutorial

Flower hearts Yvonne's dk...pdf dnload of pattern only

Pastel hearts Yvonnes dk dnload of pdf pattern only

Crazy Patch Heart

Click to download the pdf


String Heart Block from sophie
Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts
Many Pieced Heart Blocks by Carol Doak, including Pink Ribbons and Hearts

Quilted Hearts on Your Pillow pattern

February 2004 Block of the Month -- Fancy Hearts

Heart Quilt Block Pattern #1
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #2
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #3
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #4
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #5
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #6
Heart Quilt Block Pattern #7

AmeriHearts at Home

About.com PP Heart can be a Signature Block

Piece by Number, CandyBox Heart
Quilters Online Resource, Hearts A Bloom
Quilters Online Resource, Beginner HeartsEZ Quilts Heart Block

18" Square
Here’s My Heart

Flags & Heart

Ute-Barbara Skjønberg, Norway

Heart Block

Quiltaholics Heart Block

Heart Block, Cole Brothers

Twister Heart Tutorial (I Love Paris)by Dawn  

Janet Smith’s Hearts pdf download

JC Quilts, Pieced Heart
JC Quilts, 1997, PP
JC Quilts, 1998, PP

Nutmeg Nook’s Primitive Heart

Warner Stained Glass (these could be pieced)

Mrs. Burns Chained Heart pdf download

Australian Heartland pdf

Pat Patches Crazy Heart (in Portuguese) pdf:http://www.pat.patches.nom.br/Down/2003/BMJan03.pdf simple pieced heart with lots of diagrams

The Heart Pillow Program for Heart and Stroke Patients

Bypass Heart Surgery Heart, Photo

Quilt Logic
Quilters Neighbourhood Pieceable Hearts

Think Pink quilt
Quilt Pox Think Pink Hearts

Red Dawn’s Woven Heart
PP: paper pieced
Sandy Bonsib’s Pieced Heart Block

Sew Quilty, Jake’s Heart

Sew Quilty, Scrappy Heart

Sew Quilty, Strippy Heart
Sewing Kit Inside
My Portable Hand-sewing Kit.
Heart Pin Step-by-Step
Heartstrings Quilt Project by Mary
Patriotic Heartstrings for Our Soldiers
String Quilting Tutorial and Online Links

And Just For Fun! Free Patterns for Hearts to knit or crochet!

Filet Crochet
The following filet crochet charted patterns are on this site - About Crochet:
Hearts Border (Add Initials)
Hearts Border With Love
Hearts Filet Crochet Bedspread
Hearts Filet Crochet Tablecloth
Heart With Rose Center
Double Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Interlocking hearts made with worsted weight yarn.
Heart Fridgie
At Lee's World: Made with sport weight cotton. (Photo)
Heart Fridgie or Pin
At Crochet Memories: Made with worsted weight yarn; center is crocheted around a plastic ring. (Photo)
Valentine Hearts Fridgie
At Crochet Memories: Made with small amounts of worsted weight yarn. (Photo)
Valentine Magnet/Pin
At Crochet'N More: Made with worsted weight yarn. (Photo)
Hot Pads
Hearts Hot Pad
On this site - About Crochet: This hot pad uses the ruffling technique; a how-to is included. (Photo)
Textured Hearts Hot Pad
At Priscilla's Patterns: Includes instructions for potholder, hotpad and dishcloth. (Photo)
Heart Motif
At Jenn's Crochet Page: You could use this as an applique, a magnet; bet you can think up more uses. (Photo)
Heart Motif 2
At Jenn's Crochet Page: Made with size #10 cotton thread. (Photo)
Valentine Brooches
At Joyful Abode: She gives directions for making the heart shapes into pins. (Photo)
Heart Shape Pillow
At Crochet Me: Easy-to-make shapes are joined to form the heart-shaped pillow. (Photos)
Connected Hearts Shawl in Filet Crochet
On this site - About Crochet: A triangle shaped shawl pattern that I created, featuring my Connected Hearts charted design.

Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and Hands for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Join in my Liberated Quilting Challenge...and buy or donate a quilt, today!! We are changing the world...one little quilt at a time.Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!


Scrappy quilter said...

Oh my word, thank you Michelle. What an awesome list and a lot of hard work. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! You have given us such a wonderful assortment. Thank you so much. I am bookmarking this and can't wait to make some of these!

Peggy said...

Thank you so much for all the links. I have saved a few of them.

Ulla said...

Thank you so much.

Maritza said...

Michele, gracias por este enlace que nos dejas, están preciosos todos los corazones. Me encanta el que está hecho de cintas. Un besote

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

Wow that's a lot of patterns!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Thanks for all of the fabulous links-I think! They are so tempting!!

Esse-Riekje said...

You gave us a beautiful Valentine's gift, thank you..

Sunny said...

Michele, you are just such a wealth of information!! My oh my, never saw so many diverse heart patterns. I am bookmarking this post so I can get to it later.

I am sure many appreciate the work it took to get this post together. Have a very blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable and so nice of you. I would never have been able to find 1/4 of these on my own!

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Amazing--what a super post!! I Heart you! And it's really inspiring. My favorite "heart" thing is to make a baby quilt with hearts appliqued on alternate squares

Debi said...

Michelle, I still have the Heartstrings pillow/pincushion you made for me. It sits on my sewing table and everytime I look at it, it reminds me of you and your generosity.