Thursday, January 31, 2019

String Heart Block | A Tutorial Adaptation

Cluck Cluck Sew's Heart Block is a quilty classic & perfect for Valentine's Day. This year I chose to add a scrappy string twist to her traditional heart block and I'm loving every bit of it - especially for using up those fabric scraps!

Here's what you need:
- fabric scraps
- background fabric
- ruler
- pencil
- thread
- rotary cutter
- sewing machine

Choose the finished block size you'd like to create - the Cluck Cluck Sew FREE Heart Block Printable offers directions for seven different sizes. I choose a 6" finish block for my string heart blocks. 

Cut background fabric according to Cluck Cluck Sew's cutting instructions.

Cut TWO rectangles of the foundation paper in place of the print fabrics as listed on the pattern. 

Cut your fabric scraps. I'm using 1 1/4" wide scraps for my block.

Using the Cluck Cluck Sew FREE Heart Block Printable as a guide, draw a line where the SEW line would be in Step 2 & 3. 

Then draw a second line, 1/4" outside of your sew lines - I'm marking mine with Xs.


We now need to create a scrappy string block of sorts between these two outer lines marked with Xs. Start by laying one fabric scrap string, right side up, along the lower X-marked line. 

Lay your second fabric scrap string, right sides together, with top edges matching. Sew using a 1/4" seam and press open. 

Continue with this process, adding additional fabric scrap strings until you've reached the second outer line marked with Xs. 

Trim your block to the desired size. 

Continue on using the Cluck Cluck Sew FREE Heart Block Printable to finish your blocks.

Be sure to share your String Heart Blocks on social media using #stringheartblock and #canoeridgecreations.


  1. These are darling! Thank you for the inspiration

  2. Love this. I started making 6in blocks scrappy with some memory scraps
    ( bits and pieces from my mother , her dad and herself) as a wedding present for my niece. Such a fun block. Thank you so much!

  3. Adorable! And I happen to love Cluck, Cluck Sew!

  4. Wow! This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your love and talent with us. I am not good at sewing/quilting but I try and I will definitely try and do this really soon.