Scrap Fabric Projects: Heart Quilt Block

Scrap Buster Blocks is a series of scrap quilt block tutorials that are designed to bust through your scraps with the AccuQuilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. Grab your scrap buckets/tubs/drawers, and let’s make some scrappy quilt blocks!

To finish out the year, I’m sharing three quilt blocks, including a heart quilt block, that will combine to make a fun Valentine’s Day table runner. Unlike the previous Scrap Buster Blocks I’ve shared, these blocks finish at the 100% Qube size.

These instructions for the heart quilt block little differently to normal so that you can use whatever scraps you might have, regardless of the size of the piece of fabric – if it covers the die you need, even if it’s just one small square or half-square triangle, you’re good to go. This is why the heart quilt block cutting instructions tell you how many you need from each die in total.


  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
  2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match – 8” Block set:
    • Shape 1 Square – 4” Finished
    • Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    • Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    • Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 2” Finished
  3. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6″ x 6″
  4. Assorted prints and background fabrics

Cutting Instructions:

From print fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 1, cut one Square
  2. Using Shape 2, cut ten Squares (eight are for the table runner)
  3. Using Shape 4, cut one Quarter Square Triangle (QST)
  4. Using Shape 5, cut six Half Square Triangles (HST)

From background fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 2, cut two Squares
  2. Using Shape 4, cut one Quarter Square Triangle (QST)
  3. Using Shape 5, cut six Half Square Triangles (HST)
  4. Using a rotary cutter, cut ten 2 ½” x 8 ½” strips

Heart Quilt Block Sewing Instructions:

NOTE: All seams are ¼”, (6mm). Press the seams open unless otherwise specified

  1. Sew one print HST (Shape 5) to the background QST (Shape 4). Press. Sew another print HST (Shape 5) to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press.
  2. Repeat the process from step 1 to sew background HSTs (Shape 5) to the print QST (Shape 4).
  3. Pair the remaining print HSTs (Shape 5) and the background HSTs (Shape 5). Sew together and press seams open. Make four HSTs.
  4. Pair a HST from step 3 to a print square (Shape 2) and sew. Press. Make two.
  5. Arrange the units to create the block layout, and sew into rows. Press seams open.
  6. Sew the rows together. Press seams open.

Table Runner Instructions:

  1. Arrange the blocks into a row. Place a background strip on each edge of each block and place a print Square between each Strip.
  2. Sew into rows. Press seams.
  3. Sew the rows together, and press seams.
xo heart valentines runner

We can’t wait to see your heart quilt block creations and quilts! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #BlossomHeartQuilts and #ScrapBusterBlocks.

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