Quilts and Projects to Sew for Valentines Day

I’ve been having fun working on some Valentine’s Day-themed projects. There are so many fun Valentines sewing ideas out there! I thought I’d share some that I’m making as well as some of my favorite ideas for Valentines quilts and sewing projects.

Here is the progress on the Down Memory Lane hearts quilt that I shared in my last post. It’s a mini quilt so it’s coming together quickly. (I’m using this pattern from Aqua Paisley Studio.) I loved pulling red fabrics that are sentimental favorites. I used all of the reds from my 3 fabric collections (Gingham Girls, Sunnyside Ave, and Gretel) to make it a mini record of sorts (the name for the quilt pattern is perfect).  As is the background fabric – it’s the red blossom from Christopher Thompson’s new collection of blenders called (appropriately) Blossom.

I’ve also been making some of my quick and  Easy Fat Quarter Bags, mixing up some Gretel fabric with other current Riley Blake Collections.

I’m happy to report that Gretel fabric is on standby ready to help you with all of your Valentines sewing needs. Gretel fabric is available in quilt shops now.  Or you can find them online at Lou Lou’s Fabric Shop, Lady Belle Fabrics, the Fat Quarter Shop, and Simply Love Fabrics.

This bag is lined with the main print from the adorable Little Red (as in Riding Hood) In The Woods collection from Jill Howarth.  I also used this print for the appliques on the bag.

This one is a combination of the red hearts print from Gretel and the white heart print from Vintage Keepsakes by Bev McCullough.

Adding the applique to the front of the bag is so simple. I used a raw-edge applique, so I didn’t even turn the fabric under. I cut out my shape from the accent fabric. Before assembling the bags, fold the outside bag fabric in half vertically so that it’s roughly the shape of the finished bag. Then fold horizontally and crease so that you can easily find the center for the applique.

Pin or glue in place and then stitch around the edges a few times with a straight stitch on your sewing machine to secure in place. (Or you could use a product like Wonder Under to secure in place and give a little more stability if you want.)

These bags come together SO quickly and they make the cutest gift bags. You can find the full Easy Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial here.

If you’re sufficiently in the Valentine’s Day mood, here are a bunch of other favorite sewing and quilting projects perfect for Valentines (or any Love-filled day)! Some are patterns to buy, others are tutorials. There’s so much fun stuff to choose from!

Heart and Love-themed Quilts

Navy patchwork pixelated heart quilt

Throw-size Pixelated Heart Quilt 

This one has been so popular this year – this is the I Heart You quilt pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns.

What’s not to love (get it) about this graphic LOVE quilt?! It’s called I Love You and I Like You from Holly Lesue of Maker Valley

Quilty Hearts scrappy quilt pattern by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love

Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew has a collection of free projects with patchwork hearts

Hearts and Kisses featuring Vintage Keepsakes quilt pattern by Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes

i heart you quilt by Vanessa Christensen

I Heart You Pattern by Vanessa Christenson

Chains of Love free quilt pattern from Gigi’s Thimble and Jedi Craft Girl

Big Heart Quilt Tutorial

Big Love Quilt Tutorial by Nicole of Modern Handcraft

Amy Friend Shades of Love Heart quilt

Shades of Love table topper by Amy Friend

I think Jeni Baker’s Heart Crossed quilt tutorial is a cool modern variation on a Valentine’s quilt.

Heart Quilt Blocks and Mini Quilts


Be Good to your Heart block tutorial

or check out this Pixelated Heart Mini Quilt pattern here

Canoe Ridge Creations heart mini quilt

Heart mini quilt free pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations

Liberty Lawn Heart Pillow Tutorial

Liberty hexagon Heart pillow and pincushion tutorial by Amanda of A Crafty Fox

Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis and Higgs has this bunch of adorable Valentine-themed quilt blocks in her Etsy shop.

Half-hearted Quilt Blocks

Half-hearted blocks pattern by Amy Sinibaldi

Valentine patchwork table topper

Valentine patchwork mini quilt table topper

Heart and Home mini quilt from Bev of Flamingo Toes

Other Heart Projects:

Valentines bunting pillow

Heart Penant pillow tutorial

Teardrop drawstring bags tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner

Fabric applique text tutorial

Love Text Pillow Tutorial by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

Heart zippered mini pouch by Jaime Costiglio

Heart Pennant Banner by Bev of Flamingo Toes


Liberty + Felt Valentines also by Bev of Flamingo Toes

 Hearts hoop art

Hearts hoop art by Lauren Makes

Sweetheart Zip Pouch tutorial from the Polkadot Chair

Scandinavian Woven Fabric heart

Heart Drawstring Bag Tutorial - Lined and beginner friendsly

 Heart block drawstring bags

Make your own fabric postcards! Tutorial by Jedi Craft Girl

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  • Reply
    January 25, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Your gretel fabric really is the perfect Valentine’s choice! Thanks for the shout out 🙂

  • Reply
    Linda Douglas
    January 25, 2019 at 10:53 am

    All so neat! Love the Heart quilts! Hugs !

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Amy, your fabric is beautiful I hope to have a pile of it soon. Your quilt is so sweet.
    Thank you for sharing so so many other adorable ideas from all of these and your past projects. Just amazing all of you are, and so generous. I do love Aqua Paisley’s pattern.

  • Reply
    Tina Kesteloot
    January 26, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Great post. Since my youngest was born on Valentines Day way back when, these are all great ideas for he, his wife and family. Thank you.

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    What a great round up of ideas! Thank you for posting. Loving your new fabric line and looking forward to sewing something up with it! Happy weekend!

  • Reply
    January 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I’m intrigued. I’m not American – do you really decorate for Valentine’s Day? Or is it more of case of ‘let’s find a reason to make another quilt’? 😉

    • Reply
      Getting Erin
      January 31, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Yep, we decorate for pretty much every holiday! Halloween has become as crazy with the decorating the outside as Christmas.

  • Reply
    Judy B
    February 1, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Thanks for all the heart inspiration. I must get some Gretel fabric!!

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