A little Valentine’s pillow tutorial

I’ve been working on another little Valentine’s day project.  I swear I have more hand-sewn Valentine’s Day decorations than any other holiday. St. Patrick’s Day is particularly neglected. I finally realized it all has to do with January. A month with no major busy holidays, inside-only weather and some actual time on my hands.

My project was inspired by this garland made by Stephanie of Stephmodo a couple of years ago. (Stephanie is one of the most effortlessly stylish people I’ve ever met.) I’ve always loved this image and decided it would be fun to recreate with fabric.

 I like how it also mimics the hearts on the Snoa fabric from Ikea.

And guess what? Today I’m sharing a tutorial to make your own over at UCreate!  It’s a great project for those favorite scraps you haven’t been able to part with. It’s so easy too. You could whip one up this weekend. Honestly.

Have a happy weekend!

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    February 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

    This is such a sweet little throw pillow!

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    February 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Great idea…that would fit in anywhere!:)<br /><br />We have lots of colors of that big rick rack in our shop….it is amazing stuff!! I keep forgetting to buy some but I&#39;m going to get it today when I go to work!!!:)

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    ~The Bargain Babe
    February 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

    bah! love the garland pillow!

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    February 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

    so pretty amy, i love this! my girls would love it especially. 🙂

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    February 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

    That pillow is adorable!

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    Andrea @ Knitty Bitties
    February 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I love it!!!<br />It would be great paired in my living room with my &#39;Hearts on a String&#39; table runner (http://www.joyshope.com/2011/01/i-heart-knitty-bitties.html).<br /><br />Happy Valentine&#39;s Day!!

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    February 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    very cute!

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    February 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Love these, adorable!

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    February 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Hooray for you! I saw this on Ucreate today. I made a Valentines banner last year with hearts threaded through…now I think I need the matching pillow!

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    Eva Marie Harp
    February 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    So cute and easy!!!! Thank you for the post

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    Emily Call
    February 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I just have to say your pillow is about the cutest thing ever! I really love it!

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    Kristine Hanson
    February 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    ack! sew 🙂 c.u.t.e!

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    February 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I love the pillows. Very cute!

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    The Crafty Side Of Life
    February 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I saw this on UCreate, and just had to come over and tell you how much I LOVE this pillow!!!! So cute!!<br />Thanks for sharing!!

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    February 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I adore this little heart garland! Super cute-I&#39;m your newest follower-stop by for a visit! Claire

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    Atelier Caseiro
    February 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful pillow!<br />Fantastic your blog.<br />*Ü* Ana

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    Beginning Quilting
    February 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is a very cute valentine throw-pillow. It&#39;s a perfect gift for friends and loved ones this coming valentines. Thank you very much for sharing ideas on how to make this beautiful throw pillow. 🙂

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    Conny's Cottage
    February 7, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Hello,<br /><br />your Pilow is soooo goreose.<br />Very very Lovly.<br /><br />greatings send you Conny

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    February 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    This may be my favorite Valentine&#39;s project I&#39;ve seen so far. So excited to find your blog. I don&#39;t quilt, but am really envying those who do these days. You make beautiful, beautiful things! I&#39;m your newest follower. Love that pillow.

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    Rachel Hauser
    February 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    So pretty! You should think about entering this pillow into Blogger&#39;s Pillow Party: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/p/bloggers-pillow-party.html. You&#39;ll have a good chance at winning some Delilah – Red Pepper Quilts is judging!

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    February 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I love this adorable pillow! What a fun idea!

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Amy, that pillow is so so darling. I&#39;m incredibly in love with it. I adore the idea.

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