Heart Pillow Tutorial

Hello everyone!

A year ago I made some Valentine’s quilts using the heart and star block from Thimbleblossom’s Hand Made with Love pattern and I finally got around to getting them quilted and bound, but of course I felt like I was missing something so I decided to whip up some pillows out of our newest fabric collection, The Front Porch. Here is the pillow I made!



I had a lot of love and interest in this so I thought I would share a little tutorial on how to make it! Valentines is just around the corner so this is perfect for your daughters bedroom, entryway, or family room! This is my first tutorial so hopefully everything looks OK! Thanks for all the love and happy making!!



Cut 12 pink squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (half square triangles)

Cute 12 ivory squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (half square triangles)

Cut 6 pink squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Cut 6 ivory squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″


Sashing and Borders:

*Note: Make sure to measure your blocks before adding sashing as well as side and outer borders. Just in case!

Cut 2 low volume strips 1″ x 6 1/2″ (Sashing)

Cut 2 low volume strips 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (Side Borders)

Cut 2 low volume strips 6 1/2″ x 30 1/2″ (Outer Borders)


3 strips 2 1/4″ x WOF


Muslin for pillow front backing

Pillow backing fabric–I used two rectangles

Make Heart Blocks:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ background square and place right sides together with each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pink square. Sew a 1/4″ away from either side of that line. Press seams open. You will make 24 hst’s total!

Trim half square triangles down to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and layout blocks as shown in diagram below.

Assemble Pillow Top:

1. Sew blocks and sashing together as shown.

2. Add left and right borders and press outward.

3. Add top and bottom borders and press outward.

4. Layer pillow top, batting, and muslin. Quilt as desired. I chose to do vertical straight lines.

5. Trim pillow to measure 18″ x 30″

6. Use desired method to make pillow back. I chose to just do an envelope back!

7. Bind the pillow with prepared binding. I chose to do pink for my binding!

Hope you enjoyed this pillow tutorial! I hope you love it just as much as I do!

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Chelsi Stratton

Hi there! I'm Chelsi! I'm a mother, wife, and Moda Fabric Designer! I have also been designing quilt patterns for a few years now. I hope you're inspired when you visit my blog and leave with creativity in mind!

16 thoughts on “Heart Pillow Tutorial”

  1. So pretty and easy!! I’ve been looking for the perfect gift for my daughter and new grandbaby and this is it! Thank you 😊

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern and tutorial. The pillow is simple yet so classic, elegant and sophisticated. The fabric is lovely.

  3. Oh I love this Valentine pillow so much!! I’m making one too! I also love your new fabric line The Front Porch! It’s a beautiful line of fabric! I can hardly wait to buy some! Your quilt is beautiful too!! Good job!
    You did a wonderful job on your tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Thank you for sharing this tutorial! Will have to give it a try for my granddaughters room! I can’t for your new “ The Front Porch” fabric to become available ! Thanks again for choosing me to own some of this beautiful fabric!

  5. Thank you! Love it! I am wondering about the binding… do you do binding on pillow just like you would for a quilt?

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