You may print and use these quilt instructions to make quilts for yourself, for donation, or for sale. The instructions cannot be printed and sold.

You may link to any of the pages with the instruction sheets but you cannot copy or post the PDF files on any website.

Instruction Sheets


Click here to download Heartstrings Red centers (PDF file)
If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at


For a different look, change the color of the center string or the fabrics used.

Brown Centers with autumn colored strings


Blue Centers

HS Blue from APR sew-in1

RWB version for Quilts of Valor

RWB Strings for QOV

Green Centers

green heartstrings

A pink version for a Breast Cancer patient

Pink HS finished

8 Responses to “HeartStrings”

  • Rebecca:

    I cannot wait to get my studio cleaned up (LOL) so I can make one of these. The big stumbling block? What color do I want to make? I’m leaning towards using some Civil War repros. I’m excited!!! I love these!!!

  • Lisa:

    I just love your site. I have taken one of your photos.. the above pink quilt and put it on my blog with a link back to you. I hope that is ok.. Just thought my readers might be interested in what you have.

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  • janine ward:

    for anyone who has not tried making these blocks you really must. they are quick fun and before you know it you have a quilt done ready to give to a worthy cause.

  • Mary Jane Bonin:

    These are absolutely beautiful, I like ll of them. Wht talent. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Bell:

    Love this site I’m still just a beginer so find all the instructions very helpful
    thanks soo much

  • Leslie:

    Your work is beautiful. You and your mom make an incredible team. Love the colors you have chosen. Thank you for the ideas and the how-tos.