January BOTM: Simple Heart

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This month the Stash Builder Box BOTM is a variation of the Simple Heart block by Cluck Cluck Sew. We’ve adjusted the dimensions of the original block a bit to make a 9” finished block that will fit with all of your other SBB blocks. With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, now would be the perfect time to start stitching up these blocks for a fun heart quilt.

Cutting Instructions

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Fabric A: Cut 2-2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles

Fabric B: Cut 2- 2 ½” squares, Cut 4 -1” squares

Fabric C: Cut 2- 3” x 4 ½” rectangles, Cut 2- 3” x 9 ½”

All seam allowances are ¼”.

Assembly Instructions

1) Draw a diagonal line down the center of each of the 2 ½” Fabric B squares.

2) Place the squares at the bottom of the Fabric A rectangles (right sides together).

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3) Sew along the drawn line.

4) Measure ¼” from the seam, and trim off the corner.

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5) Open the unit and press the seam out.

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6) Draw a diagonal line down the center of each 1” Fabric B square.

7) Place the squares in the top corners of each Fabric A rectangle right sides together.

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8) Sew along the drawn line and trim the corners off as you did in Step 4.

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9) Open and press the seams open.

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10) Arrange the two units to form a heart and sew them together.

11) Open up and press the seam open.

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12) Arrange the Fabric C rectangles according to the photo below.

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13) Attach the side rectangles first. Open and press out.

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14) Attach the top and bottom strips and do a final press.

15) Trim to 9” x 9”.

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When you finish your block, post a photo to social media. Be sure to use #BOTMSBB and tag Stash Builder Box. We can’t wait to see your hearts!