Mini Patchwork Heart Sampler

By  Rebekah Meier 

size: 14"x14"

  • Mini Patchwork Heart Sampler


  • Complementary neutral fabrics, nine 3-1/4" squares
  • Pink fabric (for borders), four 3-1/4"x15" strips
  • Fabric (for backing), one 15" square
  • Quilt batting, one 15" square
  • Creative Paperclay Delight Modeling Medium, 1 pkg.
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Pink
  • Embellishments: buttons, patchwork heart, felt heart, lace scraps, vintage buckle


  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Heart cookie cutter, 2"
  • Rubber stamps, in designs of choice
  • White acrylic paint
  • Jacquard Products Pearl-Ex Duo Red/Blue Pigment Powder
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pins, paintbrush, paper towel, iron
  • Note
  • 1. Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout for all machine stitching.
  • Sampler
  • 1. With right sides facing, machine stitch nine 3-1/4" squares together, creating three rows of three squares each for total of nine patchwork block.
  • 2. With right sides facing, machine stitch one pink strip (border) onto edge of block. Trim excess; press seam open. Repeat process to stitch remaining strips to block, creating mini quilt top. Press well using iron.
  • 3. Referring to photo, use three stands pink floss to embroider fly stitch on seams of quilt top.
  • 4. Referring to photo, stitch one button, lace scrap, patchwork heart, or felt heart into each square on quilt top.
  • 5. To create clay hearts, roll out thin layer of paperclay. Press rubber stamp into clay and remove. Use cookie cutter to cut heart shape. Paint hearts white; let dry. Apply pigment powder onto hearts; use paper towel to wipe excess. Use embroidery needle to poke two holes on center of one heart (for button).
  • 6. Glue one clay heart and attach clay button heart onto quilt top.
  • 7. With right sides facing, layer and pin backing to quilt front. Pin batting to top of quilt.
  • 8. Machine stitch around quilt leaving 3" opening at bottom. Turn right side out; clip seam allowance and corners. Press borders using iron.
  • 9. Use two strands pink floss to slip stitch opening closed.