Big Love Quilt Tutorial

Big Love Quilt Tutorial
January 16, 2014 nicole

Hi friends,

Editing this post from a previous 2014 post that linked to a Dear Stella tutorial. Including directions here on the blog now to make it a bit easier to find directions. This quilt is a fun and easy quilt that is perfect for the beginner quilter or someone that just loves a minimal look!

Materials needed:

  • Sewing machine & notions (thread, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, straight pins, basting pins)
  • Quilt Batting
  • Dear Stella fabrics – Mini Confetti Dots in Scarlet, Tomato, Coral, Shell, Blush, Pink, Peony, White. Zig Zag in Raspberry. Stella Solids in White for Binding.
  • Print out the quilt layout if you would like to plan out your colors to help you as you sew!

Step 1: 

Cut the following for your quilt top



  • 32 – 10″ squares in your assorted background colors (I chose 7 different fabrics)
  • 10 – 10″ squares of your heart fabric (this is my white fabric)


  • You will now cut all 32 – 10″ background fabric squares in half from one point to the other like shown. Cut 4 – 10″ heart fabric squares in half the same way. Be sure to set aside the other 6 – 10″ heart squares, we will get to those later.

Step 2:



  • Print out the PDF Pattern for Big Love if you would like to color in the triangles with your own color choices. Click here to download the pattern in the colors I used today.


  • I like to go ahead and choose which background fabric triangles (pink) I am going to join with my heart fabric triangles (white) You will have a total of 8 squares that will look like the above picture.


  • You will have a total of 28 squares that will look like the picture above, these are a combination of background fabrics. It helps to design your layout on the floor next to your machine so that you can mix up your colors.


  • You will have a total of 6 solid 10″ squares, I wait to trim these until you are finished joining your half square triangles. Depending on how large you make your seam allowance can change the size of your white square.


  • Now that you have figured out your layout you can begin sewing your triangles together. Sand which your two pieces together right sides facing and stitch together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.


  • After stitching all of your squares press open your seam allowance.


  • You will now have a nice stack of squares ready to trim (not much trimming is necessary)
  • Once you are finished I like to take one of my new sewn squares and lay it on top of my remaining white squares to use as a guide for trimming them down a bit from the original 10″.

Step 3:


  • Lay out your finished squares in your heart pattern and start sewing your rows together – after each row take to your ironing board and iron open your seams.


  • When it is time to join your rows, find your seams and pin in place to ensure that your lines are lining up.


  • Once finished iron open your seams and press the front of your quilt top.

Step 4:

  • Baste, Quilt & Bind and you are all finished!

I used a simple straight line stitch for my quilt – with the large scale of this pattern any quilting would look great!

Here are some finished pictures of the quilt – Enjoy!





Thanks for stopping by friends!



Comments (17)

  1. sophie 5 years ago

    wow! so great! and so big too!) thakn you for the tutorial!

  2. Christine Sherman 5 years ago

    So pretty!

  3. Niinu 5 years ago

    I made my first star yesterday,I think this is going to be next:) So lovely model this too!

  4. Beth 5 years ago

    Really lovely quilt. Love the white binding.

  5. Jasmine 5 years ago

    I love this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Author
    nicole 5 years ago

    Thank you Jasmine! If you make it please send me a picture – Would love to see your work 🙂

  7. Author
    nicole 5 years ago

    That is awesome Niinu! Please share a link with your work, we would all love to see it!

  8. Jane 5 years ago

    I looked at the tutorial on Sew Mama Sew and didn’t see the fabric requirements. Did I miss it?

  9. Jess Abbott 5 years ago

    I am seriously, so so sos os os so so so in love with this Nicole!!!

  10. Author
    nicole 4 years ago

    Ah! Thank you so much Jess – these fabrics were a dream to work with, so so soft 🙂

  11. Susanne Padgett 4 years ago

    Nice love the colors and the love it’s made with.

  12. Author
    nicole 4 years ago

    Thank you so much Susanne! This was a fun one to make – I do hope you will give the tutorial a try 🙂

  13. Leanne 4 years ago

    Just finished up a Big Love quilt with a Joel Dewberry bundle 🙂 My Niece loves it! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

  14. Katy M 3 years ago

    Love love love this! Pinning for later x

  15. tutti 1 year ago

    How would you make this quilt into a twin size?


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