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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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