TOP 20: Best Quilts & Projects for Valentine’s Day

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We’ve wrapped up the holiday season and the New Year celebrations have quieted. Now what? We’re counting down 20 of our best quilts and projects for February 14th! It’s time to sidle up to that sewing machine to get started on that perfect project for yourself, your sweetheart, a family member, or friend.

Among the ideas you’ll find below, you’re bound to find something that strikes your fancy. There’s a gift for you in this countdown, too!

 #20
Sweet Hearts made it into our countdown because of its versatility and because let’s face it, it’s pretty adorable. Designer Kathy Munkelwitz, in her quilting brilliance, also sees Sweet Hearts as a crib quilt made in 1930s fabrics. What’s more? This Valentine’s quilt is fat quarter friendly. Yippee!

#19
This FREE Nine-Patch Heart quilt block pattern offers instant gratification with free instructions and diagrams and is a super fun way to incorporate hearts into your next quilt!

#18
Give the gift of projects-a-plenty with a gift subscription to your favorite quilting magazine! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and spreading the quilting cheer throughout the New Year.

Love of Quilting - January/February 2016 Issue

#17
It’s never too early to make Swedish Hearts tree ornaments. Plus, they can be displayed for your Valentine on an ornament stand in the 0ff-season. Try making a few different lengths and hang them together.

Swedish Hearts
#16
What little girl wouldn’t love this quilt? Sweetheart Fairies has just about everything you need: fairy dust and hearts. This kid’s quilt will be the hit of some lucky girls’ Valentine’s Day.
Sweetheart Fairies Kid's Quilt
#15
The Lovebirds placemat is one of our Best Quilts—it can be given as a gift or made for your home and displayed year round. This one works up quickly, too. If you’re looking for a project that doesn’t require a whole lot of time and commitment, you’ve found it!
Lovebirds Placemat

#14

Christmas projects, you ask? Yes and no. Holiday Hearts appliqué table topper is another one of those projects that can be personalized by switching out the fabrics with whatever colorways make sense to you. How about red hearts and blue or purple fabrics instead of greens? Or, keep it as is and it can double as Christmas decor.
Holiday Hearts Table Topper

#13

We love this pillow. It’s so happy and fun and full of whimsy. The Hugs & Kisses pillow uses cute and contemporary prints in bright colors to make this a fun Valentine’s gift or accessory for your home. This belongs further up the list, but the competition was stiff! Just know, we really love this one.
Hugs & Kisses Pillow

#12

Heartstrings is a throw-size quilt that uses asymmetrical hearts appliquéd on Shoo Fly blocks to create a harmonious combination of traditional and contemporary. For a different color scheme, change up the fabrics for a throw that comes out just for Valentine’s Day. Otherwise, follow June Pease’s lead for a stunning finished look.
Heartstrings Quilt

#11

The Flirty table topper by Jenny Doan can be made in a day or a weekend to add some light-heartedness to your décor. It’s adorable and easy-to-make, making it a hard one to pass up.
Flirty Table Topper

#10

Everyone needs a baby quilt pattern in their back pocket for that upcoming baby shower or birth. Why not make a baby quilt that also works as a Valentine’s Day quilt? Skipping Hearts is rated easy—yay!
Skipping Hearts Quilt

#9

Pretty in Pink works up fairly quickly, features hand or machine embroidery, and would be just perfect for your Valentine’s Day table.
Pretty in Pink

#8

Here’s the thing about curved piecing: we have great notions and instructional materials to make piecing curves easier (**see below if you want to learn more), but we’re not always in the mood. So, we offer A Game of Hearts! This heart quilt is so much fun to make and looks amazing when finished.
A Game of Hearts Quilt

#7

It’s easy to fall in love with this matching wall hanging and pillow. Hearts and Flowers is whimsical and adorable!
Hearts And Flowers Quilt

#6

Expecting to meet any New Year babies soon? The Sweethearts Baby Quilt comes together quickly (no curved piecing here) with the added bonus of a free quilting video tutorial on how to make this quilt.
Sweethearts Baby Quilt

#5

These Chocolate Valentine Holders are a clever way to conceal a treat! RJR Fabrics for the top and backing make these the cutest and it’s offered as a quilt kit for under $10.
Chocolate Valentine Holders

#4
Sending Love is an adorable addition to any space. Plus, mini quilts are so much fun to make. We can thank Patrick Lose for this one!

Sending Love Mini Quilt

#3

Patched-Up Hearts features a kaleidoscope of colors that make up each heart, plus it’s hard to beat a scrappy quilt pattern! You’ll notice that our quilt is made with batiks, but we want you to choose fabrics from your stash that speak to you. This quilt will give you that “ah-hah!” moment once the strategically placed triangle-squares come together to create the heart pattern you see here.
Patched-Up Hearts Quilt

#2
Get even more project ideas by checking out The Top Heart Quilts for Valentine’s Day. You’ll see quilts like this beautiful table runner called Here’s My Heart. Make it scrappy—dig into your stash!

#1
We love free quilt patterns, don’t you? Get 3 free quilt patterns from this free Hearts eBook to download and use as you please. It’s on us!

Free Heart Quilts eBook

The gift of a quilt makes us feel loved. There’s plenty to choose from here, but don’t wait too long, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

**And, if you’re looking for those curved piecing tips, techniques, tools, and videos I mentioned above, here you go:
TEMPLATE: 9″ Curved Seam Template
TEMPLATE: Jumbo Curved Seam Template
FREE TUTORIAL: Sew Easy: Piecing Curves
VIDEO: Curved Piecing Two Ways
WEBINAR: Making Curved Piecing Easy with Jenny Kae Parks

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter

Happy Quilting!

Carrie Sisk, Fons & Porter, Online Editor

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