Hi there! I have been on a pillow making spree!!! :) You know how much I love making pillows! I figured I needed some more cute Valentine pillows to add to my collection. This one is super simple and scrappy!
I added a cute little appliquéd heart to one of the squares - just for some extra cuteness! I also added ric-rac around the border.
I decided to quilt it with some simple straight line quilting. I have found that I like to quilt my pillow tops because it gives them more structure. You should try it out if you haven't before!
Alright, let's get started!
- 1/2 yard of reds and pinks (or any of these bundles would work: here, here, here, here)
- 1/4 yard for border
- 1/4 yard of fusible web
- 1/2 yard for backing
- *ric rac optional - 2 yards
- 8- 4.5" x 4.5" red squares
- 8 - 4.5" x 4.5" pink squares
- 2 - 16.5" x 2" strips of border fabric
- 2 - 19.5" x 2" strips of border fabric
Sew together your pink and red squares into a 16 patch. Alternating the red and pinks. Press.
If you are going to add ric rac, you will sew along the raw edge of your 16" patch. Sew on with a 1/4" seam.
Sew on top and bottom border and press, then sew on left and right border and press.
Now you can add your appliquéd heart if you would like. Iron fabric to the fusible web according to directions. Then cut out a heart and iron on to your pillow top. Stitch on to secure.
Now you are ready to turn into a pillow - or you could quilt and bind and make a cute wall hanging!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! There will be another cute Valentine Pillow tutorial in the near future- so stay tuned! ;)
Talk to you soon!