Patchwork Heart Pillow

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.

2. 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.

3.  With the same manner, sew C, D, E strips with 3/4” height difference.

4. Sew the white print (6 1/2” x 22”) to the end of strip and press seam outward.

5. Repeat the steps 2 ~ 4, and finish the heart. Quilt straight lines between 1”.

6. Using embroidery floss, hand stitch around the heart.

7. 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).

My Someday collection for Riley Blake Designs is arriving to the stores this month. I am so excited to see what you will sew up with my Someday!

2 thoughts on “Patchwork Heart Pillow

  1. Great pattern!! Thank YOU!!
    Could this pattern be enlarged using 2.5″ precut jelly roll strips?? Obviously it would be larger than a pillow–perhaps a throw, or a wall-hanging???

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