Saturday, February 4, 2012

Heart Strings Table Mat Alternative

Here is another way to make the Heart Table Mat that you saw in my last post.  I know a lot of you aren't convinced that you want to try making string blocks, and others of you just don't really like  them.  So here is an alternative to make the Heart Table Mat without making a single string block.

This version uses squares and half square triangles.   It's really quick and easy to put together.

Cut 6 red squares 3 1/2"
Cut 2 background squares 3 1/2"
Make 28 half square triangles that measure 3 1/2" (finish at 3 inches)

Your table mat (or wall hanging) will finish at 18 inches.

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Here is the EQ5 drawing.  It's a little easier to see the placement on this diagram.

I hope you're all stitching this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


  1. It's a wonderful placemat oder wallhangig for valentine's day. Thank you so much for the diagram.
    Have a nice weekend and take care

  2. Thank you for posting another Valentine tutorial. I like to make string blocks, but I also love this version. It's nice of you to offer something for everyone.

  3. This is a very pretty heart!

    Saving it for future reference.


  4. This is cute, too, but I LOVE making strings--I like the big variety of colorways you can achieve--the blend of tones etc....Thank you for both methods...Julierose

  5. I love the heart quilts. I want to at some point make a giant heart lap blanket.

  6. Very cute LuAnn.


  7. Both versions of your heart quilt are really cute. I am a sucker for hearts,so I'll put this in my to do pile for one of these days in the future.

    So sorry to hear a bout your sewing machine. What a crazy thing to happen! Hope it doesn't have to stay at the shop too long.

    Did you get all your scarves knitted for the Super Bowl? With this mild winter, they might not need them. Sorry our Packers won't be there.

  8. Thanks, LuAnn. This version is more my speed!

  9. I love this heart table mat and also the sting cute!

  10. Both are adorable, LuAnn. The Block Lotto exchange is any style heart this month, so I keep thinking on what I could do....

  11. This ones cute but I really like the string blocks.

  12. I love this heart! What a great idea! :0)

  13. You are so good to your readers, LuAnn. Thank you for another great idea. Could probably do the same in bigger or smaller format, ya?
    Cute Valentine WH.

  14. Love the placemats LuAnn also the fabric you have used. Hugs x


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