Valentine’s Day comes up so quickly in the new year. I love it because it is a time to celebrate love and friendship. I am a big fan of decorating the house for all of the reasons possible. With couches in three rooms and beds in four, there is always a need for more throws. This quilted Valentine pillow decor is a fantastic project for using either scraps of fabrics you might have in your stash or new themed fabrics for the occasion. I get all of my sewing supplies and tools from Nancy’s Notions. I took a couple of classes at the SNAP Conference a few years ago using their BabyLock sewing machine along with all of the other needed things and have been a sewing enthusiast ever since. This quilted Valentine pillow decor projects is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To make this pillow you will need the following supplies.
Sewing Machine (I recommend BabyLock)
- Sewing Machine
- Long Straight Pins
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Poly-fil Fiberfill Stuffing
- Frixion Pen
- Heart Pattern (FREE PRINTABLE)
- Showcase Throw Pillow Corner Template
Start by cutting either 4 inch or 5 inch squares from your fabric pieces using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. This depends on how large you want your pillow to be. You will need 16 squares total.
Sew four rows of four squares. Sew the pieces together from the backsides of the fabric. Trim the extra threads.
Sew the four rows together to create one giant square.
Use the pattern to cut a heart out from a contrasting fabric piece.
I recommend tracing around the pattern on the back of the fabric with a Frixion pen then cutting it out with scissors.
Pin the heart then sew the heart to the front of the pillow going all the way around the edges with the zig zag stitch.
Cut a piece of fabric the size of your square patchwork for the back. Pin the pieces together with the front sides facing in then use the Showcase Throw Pillow corner template to cut around the four corners.
Sew around the outside of the pillow leaving approximately a 1/4 inch then remove the pins and flip the pillow rightside out. Stuff the pillow then hand stitch or machine stitch it closed.
Ta Da. Mogi the black cat thinks the pillow was made just for him!
Cheers to Sewing Decorations for Everything!