Valentine's Quilted Heart Pillow Cover

Valentine's Quilted Heart Pillow Cover

Elevate your Valentine's Day celebration with our quilted Heart Envelope Pillow tutorial – a delightful way to share love! Create not just one, but two sets of charming, quilted heart pillows. Whether it's for yourself or a thoughtful gift, our step-by-step guide ensures a seamless crafting experience.

The heart block, crafted with Half Square Triangles (HST), makes this project precut, scrap and beginner-friendly!

Bring these heart blocks to life in different layouts for a truly personalized touch. 

Check out these layouts using this heart block –

Assemble heart blocks to create a quick modern Valentine's quilt!

or an elegant table runner using a Charm Pack and the Eight at a Time HST method.


Download the print-friendly heart block assembly template and helpful HST Cheat Sheet. 

Click below to download. 

Today, we'll be working with 10" squares from a Layer Cake, utilizing the Eight at a Time HST method to achieve 4 ½" HSTs.

To bring our Valentine's Envelope Pillow to life, you'll need the following supplies and materials:

• Fabric A | Heart Block Fabrics
(12) 10" fabric squares combination of coordinating light-dark fabrics
• Fabric B | Background Fabric  
2 ½ Yards of coordinating fabric
• Fabric C | Pillow Liner and Quilt Backing
3 yards  
¾ yards
• Spray Starch
• Rotary cutter / mat
• Ruler
• Iron / Ironing board
• Marking tool Pins

Before we dive in, ensure you have all your materials organized and ready.


You have the flexibility to complete all the cutting beforehand or follow along, cutting as we go!

Fabric B

Fabric C

Fabric A Fabric B Fabric C
 (12) 10" squares | Combination of coordinating light to dark fabrics         (4) 10" squares 
(8) 4 ½" squares
(8) 2 ½" x 16" strips
(8) 2 ½" x 20 ½ strips
(8) 13 ½" x 20 ½" rectangles
(8) 13 ½" x 20 ½" rectangles


From Fabric B, cut (4) 10" x 10" squares and (8) 4 ½" x 4 ½" squares. 

I'm using 12 layers of Beautiful Day by Corey Yoder Layer Cake for my Fabric A.

Now, pair up all the 10" Fabric A squares with the (4) 10" x 10" Fabric B squares.

Create 8 Half Square Triangles (HST) from each pair using the Eight at a Time method.

Square all the HST to 4 ½" x 4 ½".

Next, arrange your 4 heart blocks using the HSTs and the (8) 4 ½" x 4 ½" background squares.

*You will have (4) HST left over. 

Sew together each heart block, starting with sewing pairs together.

Be sure to keep track of the placement of each HST – a photo for reference or a design wall can be handy!

Next, sew pairings together to create rows.

Once your pieces are sewn together and rows are created for your block, press your seams in alternating directions.

Sew rows together to complete your heart block!


To finish off our blocks for our pillow fronts we'll need (8) 2 ½" x 16" and (8) 2 ½" x 20 ½" strips from Fabric B.

Attach two Fabric B 16" strips to the top and bottom of each heart block

Next attach two Fabric B 20 ½" strips to each side of the heart block.

Your Heart Envelope pillow fronts are now complete and ready to quilt! I choose to do an edge to edge design on my pillows. 

Ill show you how I loaded my pillow fronts on my INNOVA Pro Frame but feel free to quilt your pillow fronts how you desire!

Start with loading Fabric C as backing and then the batting.

Layout out each Heart Pillow front, I placed mine roughly 1" apart.

Baste all Heart Pillow fronts.
In AutoPilot Mach 3 set your quilt size and sew.
I used the PushPin tool in AutoPilot Mach 3 to identify the placement of my blocks in AutoPilot.
Using the Edge-to-Edge tool in AutoPilot Mach 3 I created an edge-to-edge with the pattern Loops and Hearts.


When removing your quilted pillow fronts be sure to reserve your scraps, we will be using the remaining Fabric C for our envelope pieces.

Trim all four Heart Pillow fronts.

Cut (8) 13 ½" x 20 ½" from the remaining Fabric C and (8) 13 ½" x 20 ½" from Fabric B.

Pair one background fabric rectangle with one liner fabric rectangle with the right sides together.

Sew down one long edge.

Flip right sides out and press


Time to make envelope pillows!

Lay one quilted heart block down right side up

Place 1 envelope piece to the left of right side with the right side facing down.

Place the second envelope piece on the opposite side, also right side down.

Pin around the perimeter to keep everything in place
Sew around all 4 edges

For a clean corner trim all four corners before turning right side out.

Turn your pillowcase right side out.

To finish off your pillowcase sew 5/8" around all four sides.

Repeat this step for the remaining pillow covers.

We have now completed all four of our Quilted Valentine's Heart Pillow covers! Don't forget to share the love by gifting a set to a cherished friend or loved one.

We'd love to see your finished projects - follow and tag us on social media @INNOVAlongarm.

Stay tuned for more delightful quilting projects. Happy quilting, and can't wait to see your beautiful creations! 

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