Ombre heart coasters

I know Valentine’s Day is long gone, but I couldn’t resist making these Ombre heart coasters last weekend. They are so dang cute and perfect for any time you want to share some love!

Ombre Heart Coasters are perfect for quick gifts and easy to make.  Basic instructions are shared at The Crafty Quilter.

These little hearts are a smaller version of my original Ombre heart quilt block tutorial. They go together really easy and you can turn them into coasters, pincushions or a mini quilt. Whatever your heart desires!

The coasters measure 6 1/2″ and the original ombre heart quilt block measures 8 1/2″ (unfinished). Today, I’m giving dimensions and quick instructions for two smaller sizes, but you can always refer to the original tutorial for more detailed instructions if you need to.

Ombre Heart Coasters are perfect for quick gifts and easy to make.  Basic instructions are shared at The Crafty Quilter.

The cutting instructions for the heart only (not including the borders) are below. This will give you a 5″ unfinished heart. I added 1 1/4″ wide borders to make it into a 6 1/2″ unfinished heart. Fabric scraps are perfect for these hearts!

I made an even smaller version (because I was having so much fun) and this heart measures 3 1/2″ unfinished. I think a heart pincushion is coming! After adding 1 1/4″ borders, it measures 5″ unfinished. You could change the border sizes to make either of these hearts measure whatever you like. The cutting instructions for the smaller heart are below.

I took a quick picture of how the assembly process goes for the center heart. This is the same process for any size you make.

Ombre Heart Coasters are perfect for quick gifts and easy to make.  Basic instructions are shared at The Crafty Quilter.

Once the hearts were finished, I decided to make them into coasters. I found some cute backing fabric and used Pellon Thermolam (sew-in or fusible works) for the batting. I like this product because it doesn’t shrink, it holds heat well and shows off the quilting. I use it often for table runners, too.

The back side of the Ombre Heart Coaster by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.
Ombre Heart Coaster @ The Crafty Quilter

The quilting is simple with straight lines. I felt like the pink heart got a little washed out with all of the quilting lines done in white. I found a perfect variegated thread for the orange ombre heart that had all of the colors in that range in it. The thread is Fantastico, color Tropical Smoothie, from Superior Threads. I love the sheen in this thread!

Ombre Heart Coasters are perfect for quick gifts and easy to make.  Basic instructions are shared at The Crafty Quilter.

I used a single fold binding which is really nice for smaller projects like this. You can find instructions for that in my Mug Rug Binding tips.

Single fold binding is used for these ombre heart coasters.

If you’re looking for a pattern for a larger quilt, you can check out my layer-cake-friendly Ombre Love pattern available in my Etsy Shop.

Ombre Love quilt pattern by The Crafty Quilter designs available on Etsy.

Well, from my heart to yours, I hope you enjoy these Ombre heart coasters! They’re super fun to make!

Ombre Heart Coasters are perfect for quick gifts and easy to make.  Basic instructions are shared at The Crafty Quilter.

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

15 thoughts on “Ombre heart coasters

  1. Hi Julie, I love hearts too. Your projects are all so cute. Thanks so much for sharing them and showing closeups of the quilting. I liked the straight lines. I checked out your Etsy heart pattern and intend to buy it this week. I think you are right. Hearts are great to have anytime. So uplifting.

  2. I love your choice of fabrics and your photographs are so creative and professional! What a nice presentation, and the close quilting really makes these!

  3. These coasters are just so cute! And they are great to use up left over fabric! I also love the quilting Julie. The step by step instructions on both the quilting and the material are excellent. The quilting literally brings the material alive in the hearts. Thank you again for the pattern and the instructions. Always inspiring!

  4. The colorful hearts and delightful and make lovely coasters! I have the exact same bobbin holding ring and keep my threads according to color as you do, but my ring is always a total MESS with threads hanging out everywhere! What AM I doing wrong? How do you keep it so neat?

  5. I LOVE those coasters! So much fun!! Thanks so much for sharing these. I’m thinking maybe a pin cushion to squeeze into my other projects next week :-).

  6. Yes, who wouldn’t want to start their day with a mug of coffee and a lovely place to set it on. This world can use all the love it can get and it might as well start with a pretty heart mug rug. It will set the tone for the day. Thanks, as usual you love us well.

  7. I love your ombre heart pattern and have been making a soft flannel quilt using the pattern for some of the blocks. It is turning out quilt beautiful. I made a lap quilt for myself and put your blocks in each corner…much easier to decided the proper orientation of the quilt. The blocks all came out just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I bet these smaller blocks are equally great.

  8. I made your Gnome mug rugs for my grandson for Christmas this past year and they turned so cute. I will probably be making these coasters for a friend of mine and her husband as they are both suffering from some health issues and I want them to know that they are cared about often. Thanks for all the free patterns that you put out for anyone to use!

  9. These are so adorable! Thank you so much for the tutorial on how to make them – you are very nice to do that! I also totally enjoyed looking at each picture you provided – your photos showed much creative thought and were charming – each one of them was a treat to look at with all the little extra findings you placed in the picture to make it interesting – true creative genius!

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