Scrappy Sweet Hearts
Designed by Kimberly Einmo
Finished Quilt Size
Assorted red prints (hearts, piecing) 7/8-1 yd. total
White/red print (piecing) 1 yd.
Red mottle (binding) ½ yd.
Paper-backed fusible web 2 yds.
Backing 1 1/4 yds.
Batting Crib size
*Easy Hearts™ tool
18 mm rotary cutter
*See Planning and Cutting.
Planning and Cutting
Cut hearts using Template C or Kimberly’s Easy Hearts™ tool from EZ Quilting® by Wrights® and a small rotary cutter (see Steps 4 and 5). After fusing the hearts on the quilt top, secure them with machine buttonhole stitch, or if you prefer, wait until the top is layered and basted, and machine buttonhole stitch through all the layers.
Assorted red prints—cut a total of:
*5 squares 10” x 10”
32 squares 3 ½” x 3 ½”
*4 strips 3 ½” x 21 ½”
*4 strips 3 ½” x 15 ½”
1 square 9 ½” x 9 ½”
20 squares 3 ½” x 3 ½”
4 strips 3 ½” x 9 ½”
Quilt Top Assembly
Note: Refer to Assembly Diagram for the following steps.
1 Sew 2 red and 1 white 3 ½” squares together, alternating. Make 2. Sew to sides of white 9 ½” square. Sew 3 white and 2 red squares together. Make 2. Sew to top and bottom.
2 Sew red squares to ends of white 3 ½” x 9 ½” strip. Make 2 and sew to sides. Sew red and white squares to ends of remaining 3 ½” x 9 ½” strips. Make 2 and sew to top/bottom.
3 In same manner, add 2 more rounds of strips/squares. For each round, add pieced side strips first, then top/bottom strips.
Adding the Hearts
4 Following manufacturer’s instructions, prepare assorted red 10” squares by fusing paper-backed fusible web to wrong sides. Leave paper in place throughout heart cutting process.
5 To cut a heart, finger-press prepared assorted red square in half. If using Template C, trace onto paper-backed fusible web, aligning dotted line with fold. Cut out on traced line while folded. If using Easy Hearts tool, center tool over folded square, aligning tool’s solid line with fold.
Using the C channel of tool and the small rotary cutter, with blade facing the outside curve, cut halfway around the channel and stop. While continuing to hold the template firmly, reposition the rotary cutter so the blade is against the inner edge of the channel at the bottom of the heart. Cut from the bottom to the place you stopped before.
Cut 5 total.
Remove paper backing of fusible web from hearts.
6 Finger-press quilt top in half on both length and width; use folds and seams as placement guide. Referring to photo, position hearts. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse in place. Machine buttonhole stitch around edges of hearts, or buttonhole stitch through all layers after quilt is layered and basted.
Quilting and Finishing
7 Layer, baste, and quilt. Kimberly quilted a diagonal grid through the small squares, continuing the lines across all white areas and stopping at the hearts. Quilt around the hearts, or, if you have not already secured the hearts with machine buttonhole stitch, do so now. Bind with red mottle.