Valentines Day Sewing Projects

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 2022.

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.

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 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

Navy patchwork pixelated heart quilt

One of my favorite (and easiest) heart projects is this throw-size Pixelated Heart Patchwork Quilt – looks so cute in lots of different colors!

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 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.

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 and is perfect for making with her Ombre fabric collections

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.

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

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

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

Free mini heart foundation paper-pieced pattern from the Tattooed Quilter

Liberty Lawn Heart Pillow Tutorial

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 Quilt Blocks

Half-hearted blocks pattern by Amy Sinibaldi

Valentine patchwork table topper

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:

Valentines bunting pillow

Heart Penant pillow tutorial

Teardrop drawstring bags tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner

Heart Drawstring Bag Tutorial - Lined and beginner friendsly

 Simple Heart block drawstring bags

Heart Zip Pouch Tutorial from Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

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

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!

Valentines Day Sewing Projects and Quilt Patterns

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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.

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    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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    Sandra Lanter
    January 17, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Thanks you so much for this round up of ideas….I must make one at least, but where do I start!? I really enjoy your blog and you are so helpful and generous with ideas and tutorials. Thanks again!

  • Reply
    January 17, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Where there’s chocolate….Americans are on it
    Many people get married on that day, so it’s an anniversary day. Most couples celebrate their feelings with candy, flowers and romantic dinners, school kids trade tiny cards.
    So yea, any day is a good day to put a love note in a lunch box, light candles at bedtime, snuggle with your kids under a heart quilt after heart shaped pancakes for dinner!

  • Reply
    January 18, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Great Post love all the heart quitls I made the big heart plan on making anothone.

  • Reply
    Emily Bailey
    January 19, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Your little Valentine Day projects are adorable. I love the little heart quilt.

  • Reply
    Donna Sproston
    January 19, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas. Time for lots of healing hearts.

    • Reply
      January 19, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Yes. We need all the love right now. ❤

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    January 20, 2021 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for this great collection! I have a motif for applique a Gnome with a heart and a Coffee Mug Cozy Patchwork Quilt Pattern PDF withe Heart here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ILovePatchworkStore

  • Reply
    January 25, 2021 at 9:33 am

    psst…the link for the postcards goes to Polka Dot Chair earbud tutorial. Love all these makes!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Ah, shoot. I thought I fixed that. Thanks for the heads up. Correct link is there now!

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    sue s
    January 15, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for collecting these! I’ve saved this link for future reference.

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