How to Quilt a Baby Heart Meander Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong


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Quilt a sweet meandering quilting design that includes a little heart every now and then! This design is even easier than a regular free motion quilting meandering design because if you get quilted into a corner you can just ‘heart’ your way out of it. It’s like stitching love into your quilt!

This is week 12 in our Color By Number Quiltalong where we are free motion quilting a new designs each week on our Color By Number Quilt (free quilt pattern)! Find all of the CBN Quiltalong videos here.


The baby heart meandering design is a variation of the basic free motion quilting meandering design that I really love. It has a sweet whimsical quality that’s great whenever you feel like life is getting too serious!

I use this quilting design most on baby quilts. With little hearts quilted every few inches, it’s like you are sewing love right into the quilt! Click on the quilt above to read more about it.

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In my video tutorial showing how to quilt this meandering free motion variation, first I’ll quilt a couple squares and talk you through the process using a regular free motion sewing machine foot. For my Bernina B770QE, it’s foot #24.

The Week 12 Color By Number video should start playing in the video player on this page automatically. If it doesn’t, you can find it on my YouTube channel here.

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Have you heard of the BSR – the Bernina Stitch Regulator? After free motion quilting a few blocks with my regular foot, I switched to my BSR to show you how it helps keep all of your stitches the same length while you are free motion quilting. Click here to watch my video How to Use the Bernina Stitch Regulator.

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See all of the videos for our Color By Number Quiltalong here!



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