This pattern is part of a seasonal and holiday series of wall hangings.
To turn this pattern into a wall hanging that will fit the hanging sleeve used in the series, add another
2" border to the sides, top and bottom of the block shown above. The finished wall hanging would then measure 18.5" x 19.5".
Each wall hanging in the series uses the same size of hanging sleeve, so they can easily be changed with the seasons.
For more patterns in this series, go to Holiday Series Wall Hangings
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Works up quickly by sewing strips together. The two upper peaks are merely the corners cut from the lower sections. The checkerboard is made from
strips that have been cut and re-arranged.
The pdf files should print triangles that are approx. 5 7/16" across length for the two short size. If the size is different, the pdf file has not printed to the correct size.
You can create your own pattern by drawing a 5" x 5" square. Cut it on the diagonal. Then draw new triangles by adding 1/4" seam allowance all the way around your triangle.
Solid Border: (not shown above but necessary to enlarge the wall hanging to fit the sleeve used in our seasonal wall hanging series).
two strips of solid fabric, each measuring 15.5" x 2.5", two strips of solid fabric, each measuring 18.5" x 2.5".
Backing and batting: 12" x 12" piece if just making the center valentine; if you are adding the checkered border and outer solid border, you will
need backing and batting (I use our fusible fleece found in our notions store in place of batting) that measures 18.5" x 19.5".
Hanging Sleeve: 3" x 15.5" strip of fabric.
Binding: 1.5" wide by length equal to perimeter plus about 10" (cut binding for the seasonal wall hanging 1.5" x approx. 90".
Sewing Supplies: thread
(helpful supplies) sewing ruler, pins, quilter's square, rotary cutter
I have made several of these valentine blocks. Examples in the directions show different blocks.
1. Cut eight strips of fabric, each measuring 1.5" x 11".
2. Stitch the strips together. Trim to 10.5" x 8.5".
3. Print our patterns. Be sure they have printed to the correct size. See "Pattern" above for information on creating the triangle pattern.
Lay the right triangle in the lower right corner of your strip block.
4. Cut a background piece of fabric 6¼" square. cut it on the diagonal from the upper right to the lower left. Lay the strip piece right side up, with the pattern piece pinned into place in the lower right corner. Place The background fabric triangle right side down on the strip piece so that the fabric overlaps the paper pattern piece. The fabric edge should come to the dashed line on the pattern piece.
5. Stitch1/4" the the edge of the fabric, right along the edge of the paper. This stitches the background piece to the strip piece, using a 1/4" seam allowance. Pull away the paper pattern (see step 6 below). If you caught the pattern in your stitching, gently pull away the pattern and remove any paper pieces from the line of stitching.
Press seam open. Notice that the background piece crosses the trip piece at precesely 5" on each side at the 1/4" seam allowance. This means that when the entire piece is finished, the background pieces will run 5" up the side and will to the center on the bottom.
6. Repeat step 5 on the left side. Pull away the paper pattern.
7. Press left triangle seam open. Trim the block edges.
The block should measure 10.5" wide x 8.5" high at this point.
8. Cut away the underlying strip triangle corners on the right and left side.
NOTE ABOUT POINTS
If you measured precisely, you will have about ½" beneath the point. Be sure that you have at least 1/4" space beyond your base point. This allows for a seam allowance. If you do not have this space, your points will be cut off when the seams are sewn. For more information on sewing points, go to our
Free Quilt Lessons: Chapter 2.