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Patchwork Heart Pillow Project

Patchwork Heart Pillow Project

This project was originally posted on WeAllSew.com by Minki Kim.

Hello, WeAllSew fans! I am Minki from Minki’s Work Table and Instagram @zeriano.

I would like to share my simple and easy heart pillow today. It will be a perfect project to dress up your home or surprise your loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

Materials to Make a Heart Pillow

Finished size is approximately 20″ wide x 20″ tall. I used my Someday fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs.

  •  Assorted strips to create heart: nine (9) 1 1/2″ x 7″ strips
  • White sprinkle fabric: 1/2 yard
  • Backing fabric: 3/4 yard
  • Batting: one (1) 22″ x 22” square
  • Lining fabric: 22” x 22″ square
  • Backing fabric: 3/4 yard
  • Binding: 1/4 yard 20” square pillow form
  • Embroidery floss such as Aurifloss

 Cutting

  •  I: 1 1/2” x 4”
  • H: 1 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • G: 1 1/2” x 7”
  • F: 1 1/2” x 7”
  • A: 1 1/2” x 7”
  • B: 1 1/2” x 7”
  • C: 1 1/2” x 7”
  • D: 1 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • E: 1 1/2” x 4”
  • White sprinkle print: eighteen (18) 1 1/2” x 11”, two (2) 6 1/2” x 22”
  • Backing: two (2) 14 1/2” x 22″
  • Binding: two (2) 2” x WOF (width of fabric)

Note: All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.

Prepare the strips

  1.  Sew assorted strips to create the heart with the white strips (cut 1 1/2″ x 11″) together and arrange as below.
  2. Before starting, place the pillow lining under the batting and pin or baste. Draw a 1 1/2” strip on the center of the 22” batting, using a temporary marking pen. Center and place the A strip in between the marked lines.
  3.  Place B strip 3/4” up of the first strip A, with right sides together, and pin in place. Sew along the raw edges on the right-hand side, sewing through the batting. Open the fabric and press the seam outward.
  4.  With the same manner, sew C, D, E strips with 3/4” height difference.
  5.  Sew the white print (6 1/2” x 22”) to the end of strip and press seam outward.
  6.  Repeat the steps 2 ~ 4, and finish the heart. Quilt straight lines between 1”. 
  7.  Using embroidery floss, hand stitch around the heart.
  8.  Trim the pillow top to 20″ x 20″.

Finish it using your favorite pillow finishing technique. I used an envelop enclosure and double binding to complete my pillow (similar to this pillow tutorial here at WeAllSew).

Difficulty level: Beginner

Time to Complete: Evening

Used Material: 50 wt cotton thread, cotton batting, cotton fabric, cotton quilt batting, fabric marking pen, rotary cutter, ruler

Used Products:

The New BERNINA 570 QE

Three-Sole Walking Foot #50

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