We love Valentine’s Day here at Felicia’s World! While we look forward to showering our kids, husbands, friends, and loved ones with treats to show them our love, we have also been prepping by whipping up this quick and easy FREE Valentine’s applique quilt pattern for you! We hope you enjoy it.
One thing that I thought was really fun with this project was that it gave me an opportunity to go WAY out of my normal color preferences and make something bright red and white. I tend to prefer softer colors and less stark contrasts so this was kind of a novel project for me in that way. This quilt pattern is charm pack-friendly. A single pack of 5” precuts is more than enough which means you can make this entire quilt on a low budget if you wish.
How do I get my free Valentine’s applique pattern?
In order to get your copy, go to the shop and add it to your basket. You will not be charged during checkout.
Both your receipt page and the invoice email that is sent to you will include a clickable link that will download the pattern as a PDF to your computer. Simply double click or right-click the zipped folder to unpack your pattern files.
What is included in my free Valentine’s quilt pattern?
We made our two sample quilts using fused raw-edge applique. You can probably adapt the pattern for other applique techniques though the lettering shapes won’t allow enough of a seam allowance to turn under the edges. You would need to simplify the letters if you wanted to make a turned-edge hand/machine applique version.
We have also included templates that are both mirrored and right side so that you can use whichever tracing technique you prefer.
For those of you with a digital cutting machine at hand, I have included SVG files for that. The .SVG files do not include any seam allowances, so this technique would only be relevant for the raw-edge machine applique.
Fabric Requirements for the free Valentine’s applique pattern
To make your Valentine’s quilt, you will need the following:
- 1-yard fabric for the background
- 1-yard fabric for the backing
- ⅓ yard fabric for the binding
- 26 pieces of fabric measuring 5 x 5 inches for the hearts and lettering
The pastel sample quilt was made using a handful of “Country Roads” fat quarters from Poppie Cotton (both for the lettering and the hearts. Jasmine Rosal of @linenbouquet was nice enough to make this sample and she used background and binding fabric from her stash.)
The red and white sample quilt was made with a single precut charm pack. I used a “From The Heart” 5” stacker by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake (At the time of writing this post, the fabric is still available at Fat Quarter Shop) The background is a basic cross-stitch pattern background fabric by Lori Holt, also for Riley Blake. A charcoal fabric from my stash was used for binding. I liked how it added a strong frame to the quilt and makes the reds pop.
Hope you enjoy and have fun making this cute Valentine’s wall hanging!
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