I always enjoy making Valentine’s Day sewing projects. There are so many fun Valentines sewing ideas out there on the interwebs! I thought I’d share a few that I’ve made in the past as well as update the list of some of my favorite ideas for Valentines quilts and sewing projects for 2023.
Here are a few of my own most recent Valentine sewing projects:
This mini quilt is called Down Memory Lane and I used this pattern from Aqua Paisley Studio. I loved pulling red fabrics that are sentimental favorites. I used all of the reds from my first 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.
You can see the finished version of the Down Memory Lane heart quilt here. It’s now hanging in my sewing room. 🙂
I also made some of my quick and Easy Fat Quarter Bags, mixing up some Gretel fabric with other Riley Blake Collections.
This bag is lined with the a 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.
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 looking for more heart ❤ inspiration, 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
One of my favorite (and easiest) heart projects is this throw-size Pixelated Heart Patchwork Quilt – looks so cute in lots of different colors!
Here’s another pixelated heart quilt variation. Free pattern from Kitchen Table Quilting.
This one is so popular – the I Heart You quilt pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns.
I love the scrappy, patchwork feel of this Love Drops quilt free tutorial + pattern Holly Lesue of Maker Valley.
What’s not to love (get it?) about this graphic LOVE quilt?! It’s called I Love You and I Like You also from Maker Valley
Quilty Hearts scrappy quilt pattern by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love
Emily has another scrappy heart quilt pattern called Infinite Hearts
Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew has a collection of free projects with patchwork hearts
as well as this quilt pattern Box of Hearts in her shop.
I love this scrappy quilt called Build a Heart from Andy of A Bright Corner
Hearts and Kisses featuring Vintage Keepsakes quilt pattern by Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes
Chains of Love free quilt pattern from Gigi’s Thimble and Jedi Craft Girl
Amber also has a brand new heart quilt block pattern called Always and Forever available in PDF or Paper copies.
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
A mini quilt is always perfect for sewing holiday projects when you don’t have time to make a big quilt.
Be Good to your Heart 12″ x 12″ block tutorial
or check out this Pixelated Heart Mini Quilt pattern here from A Bright Corner
Love Struck Heart Quilt Block – free pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew
These ❤ mini quilts or “mug rugs” from Ameroonie Designs are so sweet and doable!
Ombre (or Striped) Heart Quilt Block Tutorial from The Crafty Quilter
Free mini heart foundation paper-pieced pattern from the Tattooed Quilter
How adorable is this Valentine Mug quilt block from Burlap and Blossoms? Traditionally pieced and comes in 6″, 12″, 18″ and 24″ finished block sizes.
Liberty hexagon Heart pillow and pincushion tutorial by Amanda of A Crafty Fox
And if piecing hexagons feels intimidating you could easily piece patchwork squares and use this same technique!
Half-hearted blocks pattern by Amy Sinibaldi
Valentine patchwork mini quilt table topper – perfect for making with a Charm Pack
Heart and Home mini quilt from Bev of Flamingo Toes
Beginner friendly Big Hearted Mini Quilt tutorial
Small Valentines Day Sewing Projects and Handmade Gift Ideas:
Heart Penant pillow tutorial
Teardrop drawstring bags tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner
Simple Heart block drawstring bags
Heart Zip Pouch Tutorial from Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
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 by Lauren Makes
Sweetheart Zip Pouch tutorial from the Polkadot Chair
Make your own fabric postcards! Tutorial by Jedi Craft Girl
You can find lots more Valentines Sewing Ideas in my Valentines Quilt pin board on Pinterest:
Or save this image (below) on Pinterest to easily find this list in the future!
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