Tuesday, January 24, 2012

how to: valentine's day mini quilt.

valentine's day is fast approaching and if you are like me you don't have a ton of any festive decorations. this mini quilt is a perfect way to bring some v-day spirit to any space! or change the color palate to fit your style! let's get started. 

valentine's day mini quilt.
size: 15" x 15"  

materials needed.
3 fat quarters -- red, pink, white
18" x 18" piece of batting
20" x 20" piece of backing fabric
1/8 yard for binding

cutting instructions. 


fabric 1: white -- cut twelve 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares
fabric 2: red -- cut twelve 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares
fabric 3: pink -- cut twelve 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares

HST instructions. 


step one. pair one red + one white 3 1/2" square together to make one HST unit.


step two. using a pencil+ruler, draw a line from corner to opposite corner of your HST unit.


step three. sew 1/4 inch on either side of the pencil line.


step four. cut along the pencil line. 


step five. press seams to the darker fabric. you will now have two HSTs. 


step six. trim your HSTs to 3" x 3". 

repeat step one - step six to make the following:
     white+red units --- six 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pairs to make 12 HSTs
     red+pink units --- six 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pairs to make 12 HSTs
     pink+white units --- six 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pairs to make 12 HSTs

assembling the mini quilt top.


step seven. layout your HSTs, forming a 6x6 chevron/zig-zag pattern.


step eight. pin, sew, and press (i pressed open) your top together. first into rows, left to right. then into one unit, top to bottom. 

finishing your mini quilt. 

step nine. baste, quilt, and bind your v-day mini quilt! :) 

and done! your mini quilt should measure 15" x 15". 



if you make a valentines day mini quilt using this tutorial or if you've been inspired by one of my creations, please share it in the Canoe Ridge Creations flickr group! i would love to see YOUR creations! :) 

xo, megan.


  1. Very nice! Looks quick and easy and oh so cute!

  2. Now that's my kind of Valentine quilt!

  3. Ooooh! This is really cute! I'd love to make one in Mardi Gras colors, too :-)

  4. Love it! I think I will have to make one soon : ) Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. I really want to make a zig zag quilt and I think I want to make it out of solid colors now because I love your mini quilt.

  6. I used that DS Quilts fabric for the back of my vday mini! :) Maybe I should make this to go with it...