Free Quilt Pattern
Dancing Hearts Quilt
This free quilt pattern is specially designed to showcase the decorative stitches on your sewing machine
Are you making the most of the decorative stitches on your sewing machine? This beautiful and easy quilt pattern is the perfect creative project to show off your favorite decorative stitches.
And best of all it’s free!
Skill Level: Beginner
Finished size: 22″ square
Please note: This pattern assumes you have a basic knowledge of quilting and includes only basic instructions for assembling the quilt, and does not include instructions for attaching binding or a quilt sleeve. However you can find basic instructions for attaching binding here and instructions for making a hanging sleeve here.
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How I made my Dancing Hearts Quilt
The quilt blocks
For the main quilt blocks I used a decorative stitch flower pattern to make the hearts, and a loop design to outline the heart shape. I bordered the quilt blocks using an arc design in a black thread on the sashing, and I used a mirror image of the same arc design in red thread on the quilt block. I added some bling to the hearts using heat-set Swarovski crystals.
Decorative stitch “ribbons” can be made by sewing rows of decorative stitch designs alongside each other.
For the border of the quilt I created a decorative stitch ribbon using a flower design running down the center, with a small zig-zag design and an arc design on either side. I finished off the “ribbon” with a small heat-set Swarovski crystal in the center of each of the flower designs.
Learn more about using decorative stitches
In the store …
Discover even more exciting ways to use the decorative stitches on your sewing machine with my downloadable tutorial – Exploring Decorative Machine Stitches – which you can find here in the store