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Exploding Heart - Mini Retreat!

This pattern makes a large 72” x 72” throw quilt in a striking and modern heart design. This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Our mini-retreat will take place over 2 days to allow for cutting and block piecing. You will need a larger area than our classroom to layout your blocks in the heart design so this will not be done in class.

Do not cut your fabric before class!

Our class is limited to 5 people but will be offered twice. So please just sign up one time!


Day 1 – start @ 1pm and finish @ 8 pm. This day would be a cutting day as there is a lot of cutting for this quilt. Please bring your sewing machine with you so we can set up it up at the end of the day and you will be ready to go on Day 2.

Pizza dinner will be served.


Day 2 – start @ 9am and finish @ 4pm. This is a sewing day. There are 6 different blocks in this quilt. It takes time to sew. The goal is to get the all blocks made today.

Coffee/juice/donuts will be there in the morning and a box lunch will be served for lunch.


Pattern - Exploding Heart by Slice of Pi Quilts

Fabric - please see the pattern for fabric amounts.

The quilt can be made two different ways -- 3 color version or scrappy version. (The pattern picture uses only 3 colors and the picture on this website uses random colors.)

Other Supplies:

Sewing machine and basic sewing notions, i.e., scissors, pins, machine needles, seam ripper, etc.
1/4" foot
Regular straight stitching foot

Thread to blend with your fabrics
Rotary cutter with a new blade
Fabric marking pen/pencil

Quarter inch seam marker or 4 1/2" half square triangle Bloc-Loc ruler or small ruler to mark your blocks (you just need one of these)
Seam roller (like Clover Roll & Press)
Fork pins will be helpful

Large cutting mat for Day 1 only*
6" Quilting ruler, preferably 24" length but 18" length will work for Day 1 only*

Smaller cutting mat for Day 2
Square-up ruler to square your blocks to 4 1/2" for Day 2

 *The store has a cutting table, an iron & some rulers but you can bring your own.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Kim Weide

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.