Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Amanda over at Jedi Craft Girl!  I can’t get enough valentine sewing!  I think its just the pick-me-up I need during wintertime!  I created this fun mini quilt that is perfect to hang on a wall, put on a table or give to someone you love.

4 patch heart cover

The finished quilt measures 26″ square and is made up of 4 quilt blocks that measure 10″.

These fabrics from Moda are sure to brighten your day!  The line is called Just Another Walk in the Woods – and it’s ADORABLE!!! Don’t you just love cracking open a Jelly Roll!  It’s a little bit magical!


4-Patch Heart Mini Quilt Featuring Heat n Bond Lite

Here’s what you need to get started:

1/2 a Jelly Roll (or equivalent)
1/3 yard background fabric
Aurifil Threads – 2530 &
Heat n Bond® Lite EZ print sheets
Heart pattern, click HERE
1/2 yard for backing
1/3 yard binding – or you can use leftover Jelly Roll Strips

All seams 1/4″


Begin by cutting 15-18 of the jelly roll strips into 2 1/2″ squares.

Cut the background fabric:

  • (4) 6 1/2″ squares
  • (16) 2 1/2″ squares for block corners
  • (32) 2 1/2″ squares for Half Square Triangles (HST)
4-Patch Applique Hearts

Select (4) groups of (4) fabrics for the hearts.  I selected like colors for each heart but you can make it scrappy if you want!  Sew the group of 4 fabrics together in a 4-patch, pressing seams.


Print (or trace) 4 hearts onto Heat n Bond Lite.

Cut out 1/8″ around each heart.


Center the heart on the wrong side of each 4-patch.  Heat set.


Cut out each heart and peel off the backing paper.  Fuse hearts to the center of the (4) white 6 1/2″ squares. Sew 2 times around each heart with a straight stitch.  Set aside.


HSTs –  Half Square Triangles

Because we are using jelly roll strips that are 2 1/2″ wide to begin with, we will only be getting 1 half square triangle per square set.  This is different from traditional construction method.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (32) 2 1/2″ background squares.  Pair right sides together with a 2 1/2″ square cut from the jelly roll fabric.  Sew along the diagonal line.  Trim 1/4″ along the seam, discard the rest, and press toward the dark.  You will need a total of 32 HST to make the 4 blocks.


Follow the chart below to construct the block:

heart block

Use the (16) background 2 1/2″ squares for the block corners and (16) low volume 2 1/2″  squares from the Jelly Roll for the center squares.

Make 4 blocks.  I chose a color for each block, but you could totally mix up the colors and make them all scrappy!!


Once the blocks are finished, take the remaining 2 1/2″ squares from the Jelly Roll and piece the sashing and borders. Press all seams open.

Sew (2) strips of 5 squares for the short sashing.  Press

Sew (3) strips of 11 squares for the top, middle, and bottom sashing. Press

Sew (2) strips of 13 squares for the side sashing.  Press

heart block sashing

Make sure to match each seam and pin.


Use Spray n Bond® for quick basting!  I can’t live without it!!!


Quilt as desired.  Bind.

IMG_9236I hope you love making this!!

40 Comments on 4-Patch Heart Mini Quilt Featuring HeatnBond Lite

  1. Jackie Hale
    February 7, 2017 at 10:19 am (7 years ago)

    Gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. Darlene
    January 8, 2018 at 7:53 am (6 years ago)

    Love this quilt. So sweet. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Terry Decarlo Poste
    January 16, 2018 at 12:02 am (6 years ago)

    I love this, thank you

  4. Patricia
    January 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm (6 years ago)

    This is so beautiful! I ordered the jellyroll and fabrics to make it.
    Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

  5. Jennifer
    January 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm (6 years ago)

    I have a question. I cut out 2-1/2” inch squares as instructed, but it says the finished HST should be 2-1/2” finished? Shouldn’t the beginning squares have been bigger to account for seam allowance? I’m ending up with 2” finished HST. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

    • admin
      January 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Jennifer..here’s some info from Amanda: This pattern is to use jelly roll strips which are cut at 2 1/2″ x WOF. To make half square triangles, cut a 2 1/2″ square of the light fabric and a 2 1/2″ square of the jelly roll. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light fabric and SEW ON THE LINE. Cut 1/4″ away from the line and discard the rest. This yields 1 half square triangle. The traditional method is to cut a 2 7/8 square of light fabric and of dark fabric. Draw a diagonal line and sew on BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE. This yields 2 HSTs. The point of the method in the pattern is to utilize jelly roll strips. Hope this helps!

  6. Sharon Carbine
    January 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Amanda Niederhauser’s Valentine’s Mini Quilt is beautiful.

    ThermoWeb: I recommend you add .pdf links to your Web site when you share patterns. This would help us download them easily.

    • admin
      January 30, 2018 at 9:46 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks for the suggestions Sharon!

  7. Linda Silver
    February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm (6 years ago)

    I just finished this quilted Wall Hanging and it turned out great! Thanks so much for the pattern and detailed instructions. I plan to display it around Valentines Day for many years to come!

  8. Dana Chancellor
    April 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m new to quilting so please don’t laugh! For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get backing for my 26″ square quilt from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Is it supposed to be pieced in several pieces? What am I missing? Help!

    • admin
      April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Dana…no worry…many people do wind up piecing the back together with various fabrics. Some companies do sell wide width fabrics though to eliminate piecing. There’s no wrong questions or wrong way to do it. Julia

  9. Vickie
    January 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Where is the heart that I need to trace? Thanks!

    • admin
      January 14, 2019 at 8:28 am (5 years ago)

      Hello Vickie! The pattern is listed with the project supplies. Just click to open and print.

      • Vickie
        January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm (5 years ago)

        For some reason I can’t get it to open. It wants to Dropbox?

      • Vickie
        January 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm (5 years ago)

        When I get it to open if fits a full 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The heart is too big for the pattern?

        • Karen
          January 24, 2022 at 4:32 pm (2 years ago)

          Check your printing settings, is it actual size or fit to page?

  10. llsacorn
    January 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you..so cute for my new ckassroom!!

  11. Ellie
    January 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks, so much, for this wonderful pattern and tutorial! When I opened the “heart” download….it was at 150% so I brought it down to 100%…….how will I know that I printed it at the correct size? TIA!

    • admin
      February 5, 2019 at 6:49 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Ellie! We uploaded an update on that pattern as we realized it was opening too large. If you want to try that new one…that will print out at the correct size for you. We can confirm the hearts are 4 1/4 inches top and wide. Best to you!

      • Ellie
        February 5, 2019 at 11:32 pm (5 years ago)

        Thanks, so much, for getting back to me! That’s exactly what I need to know.

  12. Penny
    February 5, 2019 at 6:27 pm (5 years ago)

    New quilter…cant wait to start

  13. Shirley M Thomas
    February 12, 2019 at 8:46 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you This was a simple, clear, and an easy pattern. Very cute.

  14. Emma Carpenter
    February 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for the heart tut.

  15. Genie Kahler
    March 4, 2019 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    This doesn’t make any sense to me. When we sew two 2 1/2 squares together and sew on the diagonal line, then cut, you will not end up with a 2 1/2” square made of two HST’s Could you have this backward ? I’m really confused if I have to end up with 2 1/2 squares, I have to cut on that diagonal line. Can you clarify this for me?

    • admin
      March 5, 2019 at 10:45 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Genie! Amanda has updated the pattern with more instructions to assist. Best to you!

  16. Jill Davies
    December 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm (4 years ago)

    This little quilt is really adorable and the fabrics are lovely and bright. Thank you for allowing the use of the pattern

  17. Lucy
    December 30, 2019 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Just finished making this! My goal for 2020 is to use up my scraps and this was a perfect way to start!

  18. Lynn Rickman
    February 17, 2020 at 1:43 am (4 years ago)


  19. RitaB
    January 2, 2021 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    01-02-2021: Same issue as others with printing the hearts. It wants a Dropbox signin or signup w/a paid account. Any way to print these hearts please. I’ve invested in all of the supplies needed. Thank you! Rita

      • Karen J Webber
        January 17, 2021 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

        I’ve tried the above link and hearts are not coming up so I can print them. Please help.

        • admin
          January 21, 2021 at 12:25 pm (3 years ago)

          Hi..the link is working for us. Often times if you have a pop-up or ad-blocker on…this is the culprit. If not, please email me at [email protected] so I can assist. Julia

  20. Suz
    February 10, 2022 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    I’m making this a memory quilt w clothing for the hearts. 8” diameter and strip sets for the borders. King size I just expanded all dimensions to enlarge to king.

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