Heart US State Map Quilt

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Make a US state map quilt with the states in the shape of a heart. Cut the state patchwork pieces with cutting machine for easy patches!

Map quilts are so beautiful and interesting, and I really appreciate the work that goes into one. I wanted to make one to decorate in my home, but I needed it to be really easy since I’m only a beginner quilter.

I cut all the US states out of fabric bonded with double sided adhesive with the Cricut Maker and then fused them with no-sew fusible adhesive.

heart state usa map quilt

This heart US state map quilt is a baby quilt size that I plan on hanging over the back of my couch or hanging it on the wall. I don’t plan on it being used like other quilts I make. I think this quilt would make the perfect gift for someone patriotic.

map quilt

I just love the summer time and all the 4th of July sewing projects. It’s one of my very favorite holidays. I’ve also made a USA flag rag quilt with a free pattern! I can’t wait to see both of these July Fourth quilts together this summer.

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heart state usa map quilt

Heart US State Map Quilt


Fuse the adhesive to the back side of the five red, white, and blue fabrics. Place the fabric on the fabricgrip mat face down.

cut fabric cricut maker

Cut out all fifty states with a cutting machine.

cut with cricut maker

Carefully peel all the states off of the mat and organize them. Don’t lose any of the small states!

patchwork state quilt pieces

Lay out all the states in a heart shape. Be ready to reorganize and move pieces around to get it just right. Use a map of the United States to get the correct orientation of each state.

Pay attention to the overall shape AND the colors so that it all looks evenly distributed in a heart shape.

place patchwork states

With an Easypress or iron fuse all the states to the fabric. Move slowly so that the patchwork pieces are not moved in the process.

fuse patchwork quilt pieces

Lay your fabric backing face down. Place the batting on top and smooth it out. Place the quilt top on top and smooth it out. Use safety pins to pin baste the three layers together. Alternatively you can use quilt basting spray* between each layer.

safety pin baste quilt layers

Quilt the three layers with white thread every two inches.

sew lines of stitching

Trim the excess batting and backing fabric away from the quilt.

trim quilt edges

Switch to red thread and quilt a red stitch between each white row.

Cut the corners into curves. (This is optional; I just love the look of curved corners.)

curve quilt corners

Use premade or make your own 1/2″ double fold bias binding. I used white so it would blend into the quilt, but you can use a bright color or bold print to frame your quilt.

bias binding on quilt edge

I added a piece of bias binding straight across each corner to make it easier to hang. I use hooks or a curtain rod on the wall to hang up the quilt.

how to hang a quilt

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

Heart US State Map Quilt
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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This is darling! I wish I had a wall to hang something like this on. So cute, and thanks for sharing your how to!

The link for the DS pattern just takes me to my homepage in DS, and there are thousands of results when I search for the name. Can you give me the file number to search for or is it on your profile? Thanks!

I love this and am going to try it soon but I don’t have a cricut so I have to do it the old fashion way. I walked around Walmart today trying to find similar fabrics because I loved yours. I printed out a US map and was cutting them out to figure out the fabrics and try and get my home state centered. While doing this I noticed something after looking at the heart for nearly an hour. North Carolina is upside down. Lol. I looked all over that heart for NC cause it’s my 2nd favorite state and I didn’t recognize it cause of that. Thats something I would do. Still a gorgeous quilt and very cleverly made.

This did not work! My Cricut Air 2 would not cut out the pieces!
Now I am out of fabric and money!

Is there a way to get the states without the cricket machine? I do not own one and would like to do a US map quilt.

This is such a cute idea! I’m definitely putting this on my to-do list of things to make. It’s been a long time since I made a quilt and I love the idea of using the Cricut to cut out the states. That makes life a lot easier.