This fun Love to Stitch Free Quilt Block Pattern is a great way to show off how much you love to sew! I have made these single blocks into little mug rugs but they’d be so sweet in lots of projects!
This quilt block is such a blast to sew together and super quick too! It’s a fun way to use up scraps and make it into a mug rug, or you can assemble a bunch of them into a mini quilt or even a regular quilt!
Next month is National Quilting Month so I thought this would be a fun project to make for a friend! I’m also going to be offering a quilt layout free to my email subscribers next month! I can’t wait for you to see it.
For my blocks, I used the Chloe and Friends from Melissa Mortenson of Polkadot Chair and for the background, I used Blossom All the Pinks from Christopher Thompson!
I also added a little running stitch inside the heart with Aurifloss – I think it adds a fun little bit of color!
I love that this block is similar to my Heart and Home block too! It would be a fun set as a gift!
Love to Stitch Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial
Materials: (For one quilt block)
- Thread Spool Fabric – 8″ x 8″ piece of fabric
- Ends of Spool Fabric – 4″ x 8″ piece of fabric
- Background Fabric – 11″ x 13″
- Batting Piece – 11″ x 11″
- Backing Fabric – 11″ x 11″
- Binding – 5″ x width of fabric
- Optional – 6 strand Aurifil Floss
- From Thread Spool Fabric cut:
- 2 pieces- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- 2 pieces- 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- 2 pieces- 2″ x 2″
- 4 pieces- 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
- From End of Spool Fabric cut:
- 2 pieces- 2″ x 7 1/2″
- From Background Fabric cut:
- For heart cut 2 pieces- 2″ x 3 1/2″
- 4 pieces- 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
- 2 pieces- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- 2 pieces- 2″ x 8 1/2″
- 2 pieces- 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
Unfinished Quilt Block Size – 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
Instructions for the Love to Stitch Free Quilt Block Pattern:
1 Draw a marked line on the wrong side of the two 2″ x 2″ pieces. Place the two pieces right sides together with the heart pieces (2″ x 3 1/2″), lining up the bottom edges of the two pieces. Align the marked lines as shown below. Sew on the marked line.
2. Trim off the bottom outside corners by cutting 1/4 away from the sewn line. Press the print fabric away from the background fabric.
3. Draw diagonal marked lines on the wrong side of 4 thread spool fabric pieces 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″. Place the pieces right sides together with the heart background pieces, lining up the top left corners. The marked lines should go from the sides to the tops. Sew on the marked lines, then trim 1/4″ outside the seams. Press the spool fabric away from the background fabric.
4. Repeat for the remaining 1 1/4″ pieces, adding them to the top right corners of the background pieces.
5. Sew the two heart sections together by placing right sides together, lining up top and bottom seams, and sewing center seam. Press the seam open.
6. Sew the two 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ spool fabric pieces to the left and right sides of the heart piece. Press the seam away from the heart.
7. Sew the two 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ spool fabric pieces to the top and bottom of the heart section. Press away from the heart.
8. Sew the two 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ background pieces to the left and right sides of the heart section. Press towards the heart section.
9. Draw a diagonal line on the four 1 1/2″ x 1 1 /2″ background pieces. Place these at the two ends of the spool end pieces, right sides together. Align the diagonal lines as shown below. Sew on the marked line, then trim off the corners, 1/4″ away from the seam, as you did with the heart. Press the background fabric away from the spool end.
10. Sew the two end spool pieces to the top and bottom of the center section. The narrow end of each end spool piece should be touching the center heart section. Press away from the heart section.
11. To finish the block, sew the two 2 ” x 8″ background pieces to the left and right sides of the spool. Press away from the spool.
12. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background pieces to the top and bottom of the block. Press away from the spool.
Finishing your Quilt Block
If you’re finishing your block as a mug rug, layer together the block with the batting and background fabric. Quilt as desired. I did 1″ diagonal quilting lines. Trim the block.
Add in a bit of running stitch inside the heart for an extra pop of color! I used three strands of Aurifil floss.
Cut two binding strips 2 1/4″ x the width of the fabric. Bind the mug rug as desired.
And now you have a cute little quilted block! These are so fast you can make up one for you and one for a friend!