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Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial

Perfect for a pack of charm squares or leftover scraps, the hearts in my Shooting Hearts mini quilt practically jump off the fabric.

I had so much fun designing this little mini that I tried it out in a couple of different colors and sizes. It just makes me happy. You could make it as a Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one ( that’s where the ombré one is going) or for yourself. I can’t decided where I want to hang mine.

You will find 3 different sizes to choose from. All of them are still minis, but I know that not everyone likes working with 1.5″ pieces, so I thought I’d throw in a couple more options. If you have a bit of quilting experience you could easily make this even larger than the options I’ve presented.

This mini is easy to assemble, but the tip is to stay organized. You can make this quilt in a day, honestly, even in a few hours.

Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern

Video Tutorial for the Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt

I always like making a video for my free quilt patterns. I find that many people prefer a video tutorial over a written one. In the video, you can see me making the ombré version. Enjoy!

*Download the Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Free PDF Pattern Here*

Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern

Fabric Requirements (For all 3 sizes) )

Please note that generous amounts are given.

Finished Quilt Size6″ x 11″9″ x 16.5″12″ x 22″
Background Fabric1/8 yard1/8 yard1/4 yard
Fabric A1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard
Fabric B1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard
Fabric C1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard
Fabric D1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard
Fabric E1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard
Fabric F1/8 yard1/8 yard1/8 yard

Other Fabric Requirements

Note that the sizes needed will depend on the size of the quilt you are making.

  • Backing fabric
  • Batting
  • Binding Fabric
Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern

Tools Needed

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Cutting Instructions (For all 3 sizes)

Finished Quilt Size6″ x 11″9″ x 16.5″12″ x 22″
Background Fabric32 squares cut 1.5”
5 squares cut 2.25”
32 squares cut 2”
5 squares cut 2.75”
32 squares cut 2.5”
5 squares cut 3.25”
Fabric A6 squares cut 1.5”
5 squares cut 2.25”
6 squares cut 2”
5 squares cut 2.75”
6 squares cut 2.5”
5 squares cut 3.25”
Fabrics B, C, D, E & F (from each)1 square cut 1.5”
4 squares cut 2.25”
1 square cut 2”
4 squares cut 2.75”
1 square cut 2.5”
4 squares cut 3.25”

Making the Half Square Triangles

To make the half square triangles you will need the larger squares for the quilt size you are making (for example, if you are making a 6″ x 11″ quilt you will need the 2.25” squares). Set aside the smaller squares. They will be used later.

Pair up the larger squares as as follows:

  • Background Fabric with Fabric A – 3 pairs
  • Background Fabric with Fabric F – 2 pairs
  • Fabric A with Fabric B – 2 pairs
  • Fabric B with Fabric C – 2 pairs
  • Fabric C with Fabric D – 2 pairs
  • Fabric D with Fabric E – 2 pairs
  • Fabric E with Fabric F – 2 pairs

Then make the half square triangles with these pairs.

First, draw a diagonal line on the lighter side of back (wrong) side of one of the squares of fabric in a pair. This will be your sewing guide.

Line the two fabrics on top of each other with front (right) sides facing each other.

Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, sew along both sides of the diagonal drawn line.

Cut down the center, along the drawn line. You will have two blocks that now need to be pressed open and trimmed down. Trim them down to the size indicated in the chart below (for example if you are making the 6″ x 11″ quilt size, trim the half square triangles down to 1.5″).

Finished Quilt Size6″ x 11″9″ x 16.5″12″ x 22″
Size to Trim Half Square Triangles
1.5”

2”

2.5”

Repeat with the remaining pairs of half square triangles. When finished there should be the following half square triangles (see below). Note: Because of the method used to make half square triangles, there will be a few extra ones left over.

Number of Finished Half Square Triangles Needed

  • Background Fabric with Fabric A – 5
  • Background Fabric with Fabric F – 3
  • Fabric A with Fabric B – 3
  • Fabric B with Fabric C – 3
  • Fabric C with Fabric D – 3
  • Fabric D with Fabric E – 3
  • Fabric E with Fabric F – 3

Assembly and Layout of the Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt

Lay out blocks as shown in the diagram.

Sew together the columns first.

Once the individual columns are sewn, join all of the columns together.

Quilt and bind as desired.

Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Pattern Layout

Bring a little love into your home with a Shooting Hearts mini quilt!

Happy Quilting!

Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern - Ombre version
Shooting Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern - Rainbow Version

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3 Comments

  1. Barbara Frohne

    October 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    That is a great pattern.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      October 1, 2020 at 3:18 PM

      Thanks so much!

  2. Susan

    October 2, 2020 at 9:06 AM

    I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

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