Using your selvage strips to make an adorable heart wall quilt!

I’ve learned a lot this year using the PFAFF performance icon. This machine has improved the look of my finished pieces and I’m finishing more – thanks to growing my confidence in free-motion quilting using the features on the performance icon.

PFAFF performance icon

This week’s project feels like I’m putting together all the features I’ve used, kind of like a showcase piece. In fact, I think it might be the most artsy thing I’ve created! I put together a heart wall quilt.

Heart wall quilt

This wall quilt features some new favorite fabrics and several stitching techniques from the performance icon. Join me this week as I take you through the journey of making this wall quilt.



  • 15” [37.5cm] square of foundation piecing fabric – I used a polyester/cotton blend
  • (2) 7” [17.5cm] squares of foundation piecing fabric
  • 2 fat quarters – one will be the feature print fabric, the second can be same or similar complimentary print
  • 2” x 15” [5 x 37.5cm] strips of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • selvages at least 15” [37.5cm] long to cover a 15” [37.5cm] square
  • selvages to cover (2) 7” [17.5cm] squares
  • 28” [70cm] square of backing fabric
  • 2¼” strips to make about 110” [2.75m] of binding
  • 5-6” x 24” [12.5-15 x 60cm] piece of fabric for the sleeve
  • 28” [70cm] square of batting


  • thread to contrast with selvages
  • piecing thread
  • quilting thread


Coordinating fabrics and selvage strips I chose for my heart wall quilt project.

Coordinating fabrics and selvage strips I chose for my heart wall quilt project.

We’ll get started with cutting fabrics today! Be sure to iron the selvages and fabrics before cutting.

Cut from feature print fat quarter:

  • (1) 12½” square
  • (2) 7” squares
  • (2) 2” x 7” strips

Cut from coordinating fat quarter:

  • (2) 7” squares
  • (2) 2” x 7” strips

Cut from each strip of coordinating fabrics:

  • (2) 2” x 7” strips

This project evolved from my desire to use several of the stitching techniques found on the PFAFF performance icon. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s step in the adventure!

This is part 1 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 2: It’s all about the embellishments (selvage quilt blocks)

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