DIY A ‘Love’ly Pillowcase

pillow resize

The finished size is 20”x30”.

You will need:

  • 72 3” blocks; you could use up your scraps, and 2 3”x30” solid strips, and a 20”x30” piece for the back.
  • Therm-O-Web HeatNBond Lite
  • And of course you need May Arts Ribbons 389-18-14, 389-18-17, DD-17, 330-17



  1. Sew all the blocks together in 12 blocks per row.
  2. Sew the rows together in pairs.
  3. Sew the solid strips between the pairs adding the grosgrain Ric Rac down on each side of the strip.  You then add the 1/8” velvet on top of the solid strip.  Repeat.
  4. Quilt as desired.
  5. Hand embroider your message.

embroidery resize

  1. Add Heart or other object as desired with HeatNBond

Heart resize

  1. Prepare back, I used a 3”x30” patterned fabric for fun on the back with the 1/8” velvet along the seams, but you could easily use a solid backing.

back resize

  1. Sew front to back wrong sides together.
  2. Bind your edges.
  3. Add ribbons to the ends to close your pillow together.

Ties resize

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I think I am going to make these for other Holidays and maybe even Birthdays, I think these would be great keepsakes that could be handed down for generations.  Please leave a link if you make one I would love to check it out.

Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles




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