Simply Charmed Blog Hop – Shabby Heart Pillow

Shabby Heart Pillow

Welcome to Day 10 of the Simply Charmed Blog Hop hosted by Melissa of Happy Quilting!  I’m so excited to be playing along–have you guys seen some of the great projects & tutorials? — so cute!

Each blogger was given the challenge of making a Valentine’s project using one charm pack from Deb Strain’s Always and Forever line of fabric.

I, of course, thought of a pillow right away–you know me! =p

My girls are always looking for little projects to work on while I am sewing–so I try to think up little things they can make–usually utilizing my scrap bin, various threads, fabric glue, you get the picture.  The pillow I designed for today’s tutorial was inspired by a little project that my girls made earlier this year.

They made these little heart door knob hangers–nothing fancy–but so much fun for little fingers–equally fun, digging around in mama’s scrap bin and cutting bits of fabric.  It looked fun enough I wanted to give it a whirl myself…hence, the Shabby Heart Pillow.

Shabby Heart Pillow


  • 1 Always and Forever Charm Pack
  • 1/2 yard background fabric, cut into a 12.5″ square, a 13″ square, and a 9.5″ x 12.5″ rectangle (this will be the pillow top background, pillow top backing, and a portion of the pillow backing
  • 1/4 yard lightweight fusible web (I use heat n bond lite)
  • 13″ square low loft batting
  • 12″ pillow form
  • coordinating thread(s)
  • fusible spray adhesive

Begin by cutting out a heart shape from the fusible web.  I lightly folded a 9″ square in half and then cut out 1/2 of the heart (you know, the old school method of heart cutting) to keep the heart even.  Make sure not to press the fusible too tightly together when you fold it as it has a tendancy to stick together.

Cut {12} 2.25″ strips from 12 of the charm squares & set aside the strips.  These will be used for the scrappy binding.  This will be enough to bind a 12″ pillow–cut more strips for a larger pillow or wider strips if you prefer wider binding.

Now comes the fun part!  Lightly spray the fusible side of the heart cut-out with spray adhesive.  Cut small squares/rectangles of fabric from the charm squares and layer them onto the heart–because you have sprayed the heart with fusible they will stick in place.  You want the little bits of fabric to overlap slightly, but not too much.  Continue until you have completely filled the heart.

Once the heart is filled, iron into place.  I first pressed from the right side and once all of the fabrics were adhered, I flipped the heart over and gave it a press from the paper side.  When working with fusible web you want to make sure everything is securely adhered but you don’t want to over iron as the adhesive will lose it’s “stick”.

Trim away the fabrics that are hanging over the edge of the paper.  Peel away the paper backing.

Center and iron the heart onto the 12.5″ pillow background.  Layer the 13″ pillow top backing wrong side up, the 13″ batting, and the pillow top right side up.  Using spray adhesive, baste the layers together.  You are now ready to quilt the pillow.  Because of all the loose edges, I opted to do a small machine stipple to secure them.  After stippling, I machine quilted an outline around the heart using 8 wt. perle cotton.  When machine quilting with perle cotton I use regular thread in the bobbin and perle on top and set a longer stitch length.

The pillow top is now finished and you can now finish the pillow using your fave finishing method.  I opted to make an envelope back enclosure.

I used the 9.5″ x 12.5″ piece of backing fabric for 1/2 of the envelope enclosure.  For the other half, I sewed together 6 charm squares, trimmed that unit to 9.5″ x 12.5″.  I used this unit plus an additional 9.5″ x 12.5″ rectangle to make the other half of the envelope enclosure (place the two pieces right sides together and sew along one 12.5″ edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance–leave the other sides unsewn–flip right sides out, top stitch along the sewn edge and continue with the envelope enclosure).

I finished the pillow with a scrappy binding.

Shabby Heart Pillow

I hope you have enjoyed my Valentine’s tutorial!  I think this same technique would be so cute used to make an initial pillow for my girls.  Use the same idea but instead of a heart cut out a large letter–so fun!

Today as part of the blog hop, Julie, from Intrepid Threads, is giving away one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to her shop!  Thanks so much Julie!–I know what would be coming to my house if I was the winner–some of those fab pezzy prints!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post about your fave Valentine’s Candy.  I’ll leave the giveaway open until Feb. 20 to give you plenty of time to enter.

Make sure to visit all of the stops on this blog hop if you haven’t already!–There are some great prizes along the way and wonderful tutorials.

February 1 – Melissa from Happy Quilting

February 2 – Heather from Quilt Story

February 3 – Melissa from Lilac Lane

February 6 – Angela from Cut to Pieces

February 7 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter

February 8 – Natalia from Piece N Quilt

February 9 – Jessica from Twin Fibers

February 10 – Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt

February 11 – Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt

February 13 – Corey from Little Miss Shabby

February 14–Happy Valentine’s Day and the Grand Prize Winner Announcement!

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Melissa’s blog tommorrow–it’s a $200 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop–you don’t want to miss out on that one!  Be sure to pop over to enter sometime today if you haven’t already!

Thank you Melissa for organising the hop and Judi, Julie, Leah and Kimberly for
being such generous sponsors!

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Comments (294)

  • I love chocolate covered strawberries!! Thank you for the tutorial and the great giveaway.

  • Favorite Valentine candy, anything chocolate. Thanks for the tutorial. I have never tried Perle on machine. Will be trying your technique.

  • The pillow looks beautiful, and so easy to do. Thank you for a great tutorial. (and love those door hangers your girls made.
    I agree with Dell, definitely chocolate.

  • I like chocolate truffles at any time, and I guess they’re my favorite at Valentine’s too!

  • This is SO cute! Fav V Day candy? Anything involving chocolate!

  • I love that pillow, I could do something like that – thanks for the tute!! My favorite Valentine treat is chocolate… is that a candy? I know it makes me happy!!

  • Ha! Chocolate hands down. I am intrigued with the thought of using perle cotton to machine quilt, I will have to try it! Thanks for the tut!

  • What a great design! very portable to other fabrics, uses! I want to make one! Thanks for the giveaway and the great design!
    Take care, Leslie

  • Your heart projects are BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing them with us. Marion x

  • This is so easy and so clever – and how cute are the ‘baby’ hearts for little one’s play! Oh, my son gave be some Dove dark chocolate hearts and they were Deliscious!!! But I really like to get the chocolate roses – handmade by a local shop, oh my, I melt.

  • Hershey Kisses. Very Valentine-y. Love the pillow.

  • For valentine’s candy (or anytime candy) I like anything with chocolate and coconut. Your pillow is so cute and I also like the initial idea. I think it would also be nice in a Christmas tree shape, or a shamrock, or a pumpkin, etc.

  • Beautiful pillow!! Than you for the tutorial. My favorite Valentine Candy is Dove Chocolate Hearts!!

  • Fav candy…..anything with chocolate!!!! lots of it! tks fr the chance, xx

  • Love the heart pillow and love the conversation hearts. Not so much for the taste but for the sayings. I have fond memories of reading each one before eating them.

  • What a darling pillow, thank you! I love the little hearts with the sayings on them 🙂

  • My favorite candy would be chocolate of course! Adorable pillow 🙂

  • Anything chocolate. Everything chocolate. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Love the pillow!! My favorite candy is chocolate, but I also love the hot red candy hearts!!

  • I love valentine’s day and my favorite candy is Twizzlers

  • Chocolate…Dark! Your pillow is adorable and I love that scrappy technique! Thanks!

  • I love your pillow, cute way of making the heart.

    Conversation hearts…

  • Beautiful pillow! Gotta go through my reds & see if I can get enough scraps to do this.
    My favorite Valentine’s candy is chocolate with chili. Sweet & hot…just the way Valentine’s Day ought to be. 🙂

  • I am a lifetime member of Chocoholics Anonymous! — especially love chocolate with nuts! 😉 Thank you for the tutorial on that adorable little pillow! One day, I hope to get organized enough to make some pillow covers for each holiday! 🙂 And, also, thank you for the chance to win a fun shopping spree!! Love that shop! 🙂

  • Cute cushion!

    We don’t really do much Valentine’s sweets here, other than boxes of chocolates I suppose, so don’t really have any favourite (or valentines to give them to me lol)

  • What a darling pillow! I love it.
    Thank you for the tutorial, too!
    My favorite valentine candy is lindt dark chocolate truffles…okay it’s just my favorite candy! lol Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!!

  • I love the way you did the heart! I will be putting this on my list of things to do when my granddaughter gets older. Thanks for a fun project.
    My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate!

  • I love chocolate – so anything chocolate is my favorite! 😀

  • But of course…chocoooolate! I want my laced with nuts and maybe some caramel. Yummmm.

  • My favorite Valentine treat would be chocolate with peanut butter. I love love your heart pillow….it looks so great the way you outlined it in a darker red. It’s nice to see how involved your girls are with sewing. Your work is beautiful!

  • hmm. chocolate covered anything. or just chocolate. or chocolate covered chocolate. =)

  • Pink cotton candy!!! My guiltiest of guilty pleasures 🙂

  • Has to be mon cheris, little chocolates with cherries inside yum yum

  • Oh, give me ANYTHING chocolate and I am golden!! I normally get a yummy heart with candies that I eat one a day! mmmmmm I savor them!!

  • Very cute pillow. My favorite is the peanut butter chocolate hearts.

  • Lovely pillow and fantastic idea for kids, thanks a million!
    I like truffle chocolates best.

  • The pillow is fabulous ; as are the door knob hangers !! My favorite Valentines day candy is : CHOCOLATE & CARAMEL in any form !!! thanks for the nice tutorials and the chance to win the giveaway !

  • I just attended a Valentines Party on Saturday and there was a Candy Buffet. It was beautiful with all the colors. I rediscovered a favorite, Gummi Bears. Something about their size and colors and shape make them fun to eat!

  • Favorite valentine candy,chocolate!
    Adorable pillow!.

  • I love the pillow, so cute. My favorite valentine’s candy is chocolate covered cherries.

  • Thanks for a really great tutorial!
    For Valentines it has to be ‘Love Hearts’ – do you have them in the US??
    They’re heart shaped sweets with messages on them – I’m sure google can explain better than me!!

  • My favorite Valentine candy is still those silly little conversation hearts. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway. And thanks for the wonderful tutorial 🙂

  • Candy hearts, traditional!

  • Love the pillow. My all time favourite candy are cinnamon hearts. I could eat them every day.

  • Goodness, that is the cutest! 🙂

  • Cute pillow!! Love most things chocolate but especially dark chocolate champagne truffles from a local chocolatier – YUM!

  • I love heart shaped chocolates. Of course!

  • Chocolate, obviously!! Love your little pillow>

  • My favorite candy is white chocolate Lindor truffles.

  • Love your pillow!!!!

    My fave candy … is “Baci” Perugina … a special chocolate with noisettes … in pure italian style ^__^

  • What a darling pillow! I love it. My favorite candy this time of year is anything chocolate. Delicious.

  • It used to be conversation hearts when they tasted like sugar. Now that they have flavors I’ve moved on to Lindt Chocolate. It doesn’t matter what kind.

  • My favorite valentines candy, hm…anything peanut butter, or those little conversation hearts!

    Super cute pillow, and thanks for the Chance to win!

  • Reeses! Great pillow!

  • I’m all about the chocolate…no nuts.

  • Cute pillow! Chocolate is always my favorite.

  • Love the pillow! Very cute! Favorite Valentine’s day candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Love anything dark chocolate!
    such a cute pillow!

  • Your pillow is great–I will be giving your idea a try next time I need a quick gift! The stippling is perfect for it! My favorite candy is dark Dove Chocolate–can’t get enough!

  • Anything chocolate, dark chocolate in particular. With creamy filling. Or gummy bears… BTW cute, cute, cute pillow and thanks for the opportunity!


  • Chocolate and sugar cookies, yum!

  • Great tutorial! My favorite Valentine candy is anything with dark chocolate.

  • I ALWAYS love your projects !!!!! 🙂 This one sounds sooo fun too !! Thanks so much for sharing !!!

  • CUTE pillow! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    My favorite Valentines candy are conversation hearts!! LOVE them!

  • My fav Valentine’s treat is definitely chocolate covered strawberries! Or Dark chocolate. But never Never NEVER conversation hearts!

  • Oh it is chocolate of course! I really love your pillow. Thanks for the easy instructions.

  • My #1 favorite candy, Valentine or otherwise, is Fannie May Truffles (and Trinidads). These are the best of all and I’ve tried them all I swear. LOL
    Just the regular ones too, not the fancy flavored and much more expensive truffles.

    I LOVE this pillow. Such a cute idea. Thank you.

  • This is just darling!!!! I am going to give this a try. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    • Forgot to add that my favorite candy is chocolate covered cherries.

  • Very cute. Why my fav would have to be chocolate Kisses of course.

  • SO adorable!!! I love Reeses candy hearts or See’s candy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • My favorite Valentine’s candy is anything chocolate.

  • I love chocolate, every kind.

  • I love banana hearts:)

  • Well, I love everything CHOCOLATE anyhow, but I do like those little Cinnamon Hearts at Valentines.
    I thought I’d have to sew all those tiny pieces together, but your tutorial is wonderful and I’m geared up to give it a try! Thanks!

  • Dark chocolate. Mmmmmmmm.

  • My fav is chocolate..on that I am NOT picky! lol.. Thank you so much for the tutorial! The giveaway is a nice addition. I am a visual learner so these tutorial are like gold! Thank you for taking the time to put it together for us! I am going to follow you! Please follow me as well. I am a new blogger and can use the help getting it going. Again, thank you!

  • I love the heart pillow. It would be the perfect project for practicing stippling. My favorite valentine candy is the original conversation hearts.

  • My favorite candy would be:
    Dark Chocolate covered sea salt carmels…. yummy!

  • I love chocolate turtles!

  • Lindor Truffles ~ yummmm.

  • My favorite candy is chocolates! I’ve been married for 33 years and never tire of yummy chocolates!

  • Ummmmmmmmmm, chocolate!!!!!!!!!!. I love your project, it is so cute.

  • fabulous pillow! thanks! I love english toffee!

  • I wouldn’t call it candy, but it’s small like candy, so I hope it counts. There’s this company called Dragonfly Cakes in CA and she makes petit fours. We both went to the same culinary school and I can’t get enough of them. So tasty, but then I have a thing for marzipan!

    Absolutely adore your pillow. Wondering if I have enough time to make one myself before tomorrow . . .

  • Dark chocolate…hands down, no question. Of course, that’s everyday, but whatever… 😉

  • Adorable pillow and it looks so easy! I have to try this one for sure. My favorite Valentine’s candy is always chocolate. Anything chocolate.

  • I. Love. This. Pillow. Thank you for the tutorial! My favorite Valentine candy is the little cinnamon red-hot hearts. I like to eat them all day long, and then I can’t eat anything else because my tongue is sore! LOL

  • Great pillow idea! I have yet to get my fusible web arsenal going, I think this is something simple enough a beginning like me can even pull off. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite candy is caramel

  • Favorite V’s Day candy: CHOCOLATE anything. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • My favorite Valentine’s day candy is chocolate covered fruit!! Thank you for this great giveaway. I love the pillow tutorial

  • I love any candy with nuts in it! Thanks for the tute!

  • i like a good shortbread heart cookie! thanks for the tutorial.

  • favorite v-day candy has to be chocolate, chocolate & more chocolate! 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!

  • I like the chocolate hearts with raspberry marshmallow filling. Yum! Your pillow tutorial is super cute!

  • What a cute little pillow…I can see using it for all of the different holidays throughout the year. Favorite Valentine Candy…chocolate, of course! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Love the tut. I’m going to give it a try. I love dark chocolate just plain dark chocolate.

  • Chocolate–especially with carmel and/or nuts

  • Chocolate with carmel and or/nuts.

  • See’s Candy has a new chocolate with cherry filling that is pretty awesome.

  • I love dark chocolate in every form. I will admit a special craving for Mounds bars, truffles, and chocolate covered cherries.
    Thanks for the great tutorial. I really like that you use the charms on the back. I like the surprise element of having a pillow look decorative on both sides.

  • Chocolate Turtles are my favorite!

  • Candy? What candy is there not to like! But I really do prefer the soft chocolates from Sees!

  • My favorite candy on Valentine’s Day or any day is marzipan.

  • Chocolate, of course! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway…love your pillow!

  • I love me some See’s Candy

  • Well, really fine chocolate is my favorite all the time, so for Valentine’s day I love those little conversation hearts. I know, seems kinda lame, but they are still fun!

  • I love the conversation hearts with the cute messages on them 🙂

  • I’m an “all chocolate, all the time” kinda gal myself, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! Never understood why someone would want flowers when they could have chocolate 🙂

  • Love the pillow!!!!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial…looks like your girls have acquired your talent! My favorite Valentine candy is CHOCOLATE, especially See’s!

  • Can’t go wrong with some nice chocolate!

  • I love Dove Chocolates. Love the pillow and think I am going to use your “initial” idea for some birthday gifts. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Cute tutorial! Fav Valentine’s Day candy is good old chocolate. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I love that pillow! Love the way you did that back as well.

    My fav is chocolate of course. Preferably with peanut butter.

  • Great tutorial. Not having to watch points is fun for a change.

  • I am an inconditional chocolate lover, so I have to say chocolate on Valentines day and always!

  • Hi, now that is the sweetest pillow I have seen, my granddaughter just told me she needs a new pillow case for her body pillow to match her new room colors and this would be so perfect. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    Oh yes fav. candy would have to be chocolate of course.

  • This is really cute and totally different to make than you would think at first glance. This method has some great possibilities. Thanks!

  • Anything chocolate, but especially chocolate covered fruit either fresh or dried.

  • Great tutorial! I love Sweet Tart Hearts!

  • What a cute idea! My favorite chocolate is any kind of dark chocolate, especially from Godiva!

  • I love chocolate covered carmel hearts. Love the little pillow!

  • Chocolates. isn’t it nice to have a holiday that is so centered around chocolate! That is a darling pillow. I think stippling it down is marvelous. Thanks for the tute and the giveaway.

  • I love the darling heart tutorial, I’ll make it this afternoon. I love chocolate kisses!

  • Very cute–love chocolate and also my new obsession, cupcakes!

  • I love, love Dove Dark Chocolate! Cute pillow, I’m looking forward to making it.

  • Love the pillow! I know they’re kind of gross, but I always look forward to conversation hearts! I eat a bunch, and then I’m sick of them until the next year!

  • I love Hersheys Valentine hugs – so good – and love your pillow!!

  • Sweet pillow! “Love Hearts!”

  • what a cute project thanks for sharing

  • Lovely, lovely, lovely. I will be making one of these right away!

  • Super cushion. I was going to say love hearts too!

  • Great pillow and tutorial. My favorite Valentine candy is Lindt Lindor milk chocolate truffles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • For store-bought candy, I’m a huge fan of Mounds. But from my valentine, I’d love anything homemade 🙂

  • I love your cushion. The pink looks so good against the crisp white!

  • Not technically candy but Chocolate covered hearts. YUM! Such a cute tutorial, I was thinking about what I should do with some of the scraps left over from a quilt- make heart pillows! Perfect!

  • i’ve always loved those tiny red-hot cinnamon hearts! haven’t seen them in years, though, and don’t even know if they still make them. love your heart pillow! all those little pieces fused together is very attractive.

  • Dark chocolate – in candy form, cake, mousse, fudge…etc. cute pillow.

  • Simply adorable pillow. Love the technique. I’m coming up with all sorts of ideas, maybe even for my young budding sewers to try. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    My current favorite candy is Reese’s Hearts – can’t seem to get enough of them!

  • The day they created Dove chocolates or Lindts were the days my choc life became complete and I use Valentine’s day as an excuse to really eat them.

    love your pillow.

    Happy Valentine’s day!

  • My favorite Valentine’s Candy would have to be… those Mickey Luv Lollipops. They’re red, shaped in a heart,a dn have Mickey and Minnie on the wrapper. Love those guys.

  • I like the sweettarts jelly beans.

  • My favorite Valentine’s candy is Necco conversation hearts – haven’t found any in the stores this year. Hope they haven’t stopped making them. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the tutorial.

  • Love it. I love the binding on it too. I will have to try to figure out how to do that.
    My favorite candy is Dove chocolates.
    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Great tute, thanks, will be cool to do with the kids. My fave is Toblerone, yummy! 🙂

  • I really like the sugarry type candies with writing on them like love, his him her, hers, etc/ Makes for a nice conversation starter.

  • My fav candies are the Ferrero Roche chocolates. I love the originals, but the dark chocolate Noirs would not be turned down. Thanks for the great little tutorial!

  • Lovely cushion! And yes, anything chocolate I love, but coffee chocolate is best! 🙂 x

  • My favorite Valentine candy is cinnamon hearts! Lovely patchy heart pillow you made. It’s all patched up and pretty, strong as a good heart should be!

  • Love the pillow-what a cleaver, quick project but stunning in looks.

    I love, love, love gummy cinnamon hearts. They have to be good for you, right? Happy Valentine’s day everyone.

  • The pillow is absolutely fab! Thanks for showing us how to make it!

  • The pillow is so cute! I can see me making one soon. I love anything
    chocolate for Valentines. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I can’t go past chocolate for my favourite 🙂

  • what an adorable project! I love it, and candy message hearts!

  • Thanks for this little tutorial. It is so cute. I think my daughter would love making that little door hanger. She is 7 and learning to sew. Way cute.

    My favorite valentine candy….anything chocolate and candy hearts!

  • My valentine candy of choice would be See’s chocolate covered caramels…yummo! Awesome pillow, thanks for sharing!

  • I LOVE this darling pillow! What a charm! My favorite candy is anything sugar-free from Russel Stovers! Happy Val’s Day!

  • It ain’t Valentines without See’s! Thanks for the giveaway and cute tute!

  • Love the pillow! I’ll have to try that technique. My favorite candy is hershey kisses.Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Favorite Valentine candy must be dark chocolate with whalnuts.
    I loved your heart-pillow. thanks for the tutorial.
    regards Ingrid

  • Lovely ♥ Pillow ! Just love it!
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    My candy choice is caramels !
    Thanks to you+Julie for sharing a sweet giveaway!

  • I adore cinnamon hearts 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Well, the only thing I eat in the way of candy now is dark chocolate, so a piece of a dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s would be ideal!

    Thanks for the tutorial…so cute!

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

  • How cute is that – and I love the idea of an initial made this way. I know my granddaughters would love it! Valentine candy – Millionaires. We always gave them to my mother-in-law and I learned to love them as much as I loved her. blessings, marlene

  • Mmmmmm. You can’t beat home made chocolate fudge, that has to be my all time favourite.

  • Chocolate, Chocolate and more chocolate with nuts, caramels, cherries. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with all of us during the Valentine Blog Hop. I luv the pillow…super cute!!

  • Love this tutorial! What a great idea to do with the kids. I know how much mine love playing with the fabric scraps!

    Favourite Valentine’s candy – hmm can’t go past Terry’s Chocolate Orange, even if it’s technically not a Valentine’s Day thing!

    Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway! 🙂

  • Love your pillow. So sweet.
    My favourite choc is anything with some caramel in it. Mmm…

  • I love hershey kisses on valentines day! 🙂

  • My favorite Valentine’s candy is special dark chocolate! Really like the way you assembled the heart for the pillow. Thanks to The Intrepid Thread for sponsoring this giveaway prize.
    p.s. I’m ready to tackle my quilt sandwich for your LMS Birdie Stitches. I’ve treked through your blog a few times looking for your finished quilt (I’m at a loss as to how to quilt mine) – did I miss it? Thanks for such fun last year.

  • Fun pillow. Thanks for the tutorial. I like chocolate with nuts and caramel the best. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  • Gorgeous pillow! I love chocolate covered Turkish Delight…a bit like chocolate and roses all in one!

    Happy Valentine’s everyone 🙂

  • My favourite Valentines candy is Chilli Chocolate, yum!

    Thanks for the lovely tutorial – your pillow looks delightful 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway too!

  • Love that pillow! So cute! I have to say Dark Chocolate with sea salt and almonds is my new addiction……yummo!

  • I love the heart shaped red hots, delish!

  • Love the pillow – Great tutorial.
    my favorite candy — Dark butterchew from Sees.

  • My favorite would be Hershey’s Kisses! Love the little pillow project. Thanks so much for a great idea.

  • Dove Milk Chocolate. MMMMM

  • My favorite Valentine candy are the assorted chocolates that come in the big red heart-shaped box. In particular, I like the ones with caramel and nuts.

  • Great fun tutorial. Thanks!

  • I love chocolate covered caramels!!

  • I love the pillow. This blog hop has given me such fun ideas!
    I would love some dark chocolate… I see a trip to godiva in my future.

  • What a wonderful pattern! I can’t wait to try it. I always believe the best candies are chocolate 🙂 Of any kind!

  • i looove candy hearts!

  • Great tutorial! I love chocolate covered cherries…. yum!

  • Thanks for the super sweet tutorial. I think the pillow is so cute. I love dark choclate of almost any kind.

  • For Valentine’s Day, I have to have cinnamon hearts…although I wouldn’t eat them the rest of the year! Looks like a great technique…I would have cut a whole bunch of tiny squares and seamed them together, but it would have been a lot more work!

  • Cute pillow, I like daisies and chocolate.

  • I love salted dark chocolates the best. Your pillow is great…thanks for posting the tutorial!

  • Milk Chocolate hearts, kisses, or anything to do with Valentine’s.

  • ANYTHING from SEE’S!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • I absolutely adore this. omg. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!
    My favorite Valentines candy is anything Dark Chocolate and Raspberry. mmmm. 🙂

  • I like Hershey’s Kisses. 🙂

  • I love your pillow! My favorite Valentine’s candy are Hershey’s Kisses and M&Ms.

  • this is SO cute! love the door hangers your daughters made too!

  • Boxed Chocolates are my fave!!! and that is a super cute pillow!!

  • I love the little red cinnamon flavoured hearts. Love the pillow…

  • I don’t celebrate Valentines day but I love chocolate and m&m’s are my favourite so I guess if they came in heart shaped red ones that would have to be my favourite. Especially if there was a selection of the peanut, coconut and peanut butter fillings.
    That is a great tutorial thanks for sharing. I love this idea and will be making some little ones with my children for gift tags.

  • Cute cushion! Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway!

    Favourite Valentines candy (or any occasion) … chocolate … preferably dark!

  • You make the pillow look easy enough for anyone. Thank you. My favorite candy is not candy but good chocolate ice cream or dark fudge topping on a true vanilla. Ice cream is my weakness

  • This pillow is adorable! I will definitely be trying this technique in the near future. Love it!

  • great tutorial, I love message hearts

  • I love godiva hearts!

  • I would leave that pillow out all year long, not just for Valentines Day! Uber-Uber cute!

  • Love your Valentine pillow, I think it may be my favorite so far on the hop 🙂 My favorite Valentine candy right now are the Reese’s hearts! They are the perfect amount of chocolate and peanut butter…yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Great little tutorial on the pillow, and I love that you took the idea from your girls’ little project!! And my favorite valentines candy? See’s chocolate, of course!!

  • Thanks for the cute fusible heart tutorial. I love anything chocolate but Almond Joy is the favorite. Also love the cherry jelly hearts.

  • I love just about anything dark chocolate … This pillow is so cute! Do the edges of the overlapping fabrics fray over time? Just curious. I’ll have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing.

  • Now that’s really cute!! Love the pillow, great tutorial. My favorite Valentine Candy is anything chocolate with nuts. Peanut M&M’s usually fit the bill but I’m pretty much open to anything. And, I love Peeps, so now that they are making them for all the holidays that’s my second favorite!!

  • Cute heart! I love the way you made it. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

  • I love your pillow and the doorhangers that inspired it. Favorite Valentine candy would be a Whitman’s Sampler box. All but the coconut ones. You can have those. =)

  • Sweet pillow! I love chocolate, but my favorite candy that shows up only around Valentine’s Day is chewy cinnamon hearts — yum!

  • love the fused heart 🙂 thanks much.
    M & M’s yum

  • I love the gummy sweetarts and pretty much anything chocolate. I also find it hard to resist candy in a heart shaped box.

  • LOVE LOVE the pillow. All things chocolate are my favorite:)

  • Chocolate covered cherries. Mmmmmmm. I love those door hangers your girls made–I’d like to see a tutorial on that.

  • I love See’s chocolates!

  • I love Chocolate Covered Cherries all liquid centers please!

  • Ohhh your heart pillow is darling! Thanks for the great tutorial of how you did everything. Really looks awesome. I think using the same method and making letters or initials would look super. Great idea! Love the little heart doorknob hangers your children made. My Mom had us kids doing crafts when we were young as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. My favorite candy, Valentines or any day of the week is chocolate. I also love peanut butter and if the two are combined, well that’s just a bonus. hehe.

    Thank you and the Intrepid Thread for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  • Very cute Heart pillow! Favorite candy for Valentine’s Day would be Lindor Truffles, dark chocolate with a smooth filling, by Lindt.

  • great tutorial, very cute heart pillow. happy vallentine’s day to you.

  • Your pillow is gorgeous. My husband bought me a tin of chocolates for Valentines Day — the chocolates were very good, but the tin was the PERFECT size for carrying around a little sewing kit for hexies. Chocolate and sewing — that’s my new favorite candy!

  • Fun pillow. Valentine’s candy… *sigh* I love, love Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate gold balls.

  • Love the cute cushion! My favourite would be Lovehearts 🙂

  • i love chocolate!!!

  • beautiful cushion! No, don’t talk about candy, I’m on a very strict diet!! Anything chocolate for me… (or not :0( )

  • Lovely project! My favourite would be mint toffees.

  • Hmmm…favourite candy. I have to say, I am not fussy, and valentines would be no different. But looking around quilting blogs, so many seem to be from the states, and that reminds me of Candy Corn, which I have only had once but found to be totally addictive….ooh I am craving some now!

  • My favorite candy is anything chocolate! 🙂 LOVE chocolate, so yummy!

    Thanks for the lovely tutorial, such an adorable pillow!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • I can’t have candy, but if I could anything with peanut butter or peppermint would be a favorite. I also love the candy orange slices that are just pure sugar. Yummy.

  • I love Whitman’s Samplers at Valentine’s Day — like Forrest Gump said, you never know what you’re going to get!

  • Thank you for the tutorial! I love all the heart ideas.

  • Conversation hearts for sure! I can indulge in chocolate any time of year, but the conversation hearts remind me of Valentines days with my mom. Love the scrappy binding on your pillow! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I love a good high quality chocolate if I’m going to have candy.

  • Chocolate for me!

  • such a great project!!! well done.

  • Hi, my all time favorite candy is “love hearts”. and of course Chocolate!!!!

  • I like the conversation hearts, but my favorites are the fruit flavored heart gummies. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  • I LUV Godiva chocolates! Love your scrappy heart project. I’m gonna give it a try and then I’ll have it for next year.

  • Actually I love marshmallow 🙂

  • I love chewy sweet tarts, yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • See’s Bordeaux is my all time favorite! Love that stuff….

  • Wow, what a cute pillow! Thanks for the tutorial.

    I love the Necco Valentine hearts with the sayings on them. Only get them this time of year, so I savor what I get. Now that I think about it, I haven’t bought any yet! Ooops, better get some tonight at the store if there are any left! 🙂

  • What an adorable pillow! Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂 I love anything chocolate! Mmmmm! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  • Such a great idea for the pillow. I really like chocolate with coconut.

  • My favorite Valentine’s candy (I guess this would qualify) is chocolate dipped strawberries. Or chocolate dipped anything! Your pillow is adorable – piecing without piecing!

  • wow love the idea. such a nice way to use small scrap!
    my favorite candy is those little cinnamone heart!
    thank’s for the giveaway

  • Conversation Hearts – I used to love those little candies. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Thorntons Viennese Truffles. Unfortunately I haven’t had them since I lived in the UK, but I can still vividly remember that delicious creamy centre!

  • Usually I’d say cherry filled dark chocolate, and I do love those for Valentines (or ANY time) but for Valentines candy I love the message hearts. So cute and fun even if not as yummy as dark chocolate.

  • Those little red cinnamon hearts are my favorite. Pop in a mouthful & suck away!!!! Yummy……

  • Caramels. Totally.

  • It has to be cadburys chocolate for me!

  • I love chocolate covered strawberries! They are the best!

  • Really anything chocolate will do. The darker the better.

  • Any candy that has chocolate i it or on it! Would love to win.

  • Favorite Valentine candy – definitely Chocolate!!

  • It has to be cinnamon hearts – so delicious, yet they really make your tongue burn after a few…a few too many handsful!

  • What a pretty pillow n so easy to make, thank you for sharing your tutorial .My favorite valentine goody has to be Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles.

  • Happy Valentines Day … the pillow is awesome and after reading the tutorial .. it looks so easy and doable thanks for sharing as for chocolate and thing dark rich and creamy … this time of year i love the cadbury easter eggs so super sweet but i love them

    thanks again for taking time to do this


  • Dark chocolate is my favorite. However, in a pinch, peanut M&M’s will do.

  • First of all, that pillow is the CUTEST thing ever!!! What a fun project to do with a child or grandchild! Now to my favorite Valentine’s Day treat . . . it would have to be the homemade peanut clusters I make! YUMMY!!! 🙂

  • Lindt Extra Dark Truffles are um um good.

  • My all time favorite Valentine candy is the Whitman’s Sampler boxed chocolate and I get a box every year from my husband on Valentine’s Day. Your heart pillow is darling and so are the girls’ door hangers, thanks for the tutorial. I have enjoyed the simply charming blog hop. all you ladies did a terrific job!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  • Hmmm…chocolate is my favorite candy for Valentine’s Day…especially Dove, Bliss, or a Symphony bar!

  • my absolute fav Valentine Candy has to be conversation hearts! I look forward to them every year 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  • Anything chocolate – anytime

  • Gobstopper hearts. But I haven’t been able to find them in the last few years.

  • My fave candy is anything chocolate, I’m so easy!!!

  • Sweet Tarts are always yummy!

  • I love the Cinnamon Hearts, thanks.

  • I love a box of Whitman’s samplers!

  • I love hershey kisses, the ones w/ the pink & red foil : ) Thanks for the lovely tutorial

  • I just love dark chocolate, not Hershey’s the good stuff. I used to love those cinnamon hearts.

  • Candy hearts – original style, no glitter, no tart-n-tangy, no enhanced flavors.

  • Almond Roca. My mom used to get a tin of it from my father every year for Valentines and she would let us kids each have one piece then she would hide it away and eat a piece a day until it was gone.

    I still love the stuff and even though I live very close to the factory now, I only have it once a year when hubby buys me a tin for Valentines day. That way it stays special. 🙂

  • Heart shaped sweet-tarts. (my fave easter candy is egg shaped sweet-tarts, my fave christmas candy is candy-cane shaped sweet-tarts…you get the idea, lol)

  • Anything with 60% or more cacoa! Or Lindt White Truffles. Or those raspberry chocolate hearts. Or…. : )

  • I love cinnamon hearts. But I didn’t find any to buy this year 🙁

  • Cadbury Eggs…love the cream centers! Very cute pillow….i”ve enjoyed this hop so much; the tutes are great!

  • I’m not really a chocolate lover but a good turtle (chocolate and caramel) is a nice treat! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Adorable heart…thanks for a great tutorial! Cinnamons for me! 🙂

  • Adorable heart…thanks for a great tutorial! Cinnamons for me! 🙂
    Hope this is not a second entry….not sure I did it right the first time!

  • I love chocolate covered nuts! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!

  • My husband will give me Godiva chocolates on certain special occasions and they are wonderful. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum I also have a real fondness for those “chalky” little Valentine hearts with the words stamped on them….go figure. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    • I looooooove chocolate. I especially like Lindor milk chocolate. Thank you.

  • I love, love, love chocolate covered turtles made with caramel & pecans! Mmmm-mmmm!
    Cute little pillow and wonderful tutorial! :

  • Given a choice of delectable candies on Valentine’s Day, I’d choose something dark chocolate. Not only is it delicious, but good for you too!

    I LOVE this heart pillow. I do wish there were a close-up view of the heart so I could see the stitching. I’m a beginning quilter and am very interested in the tutorials.

  • Your pillow is adorable! I can’t wait to try one!

  • Yummmy…dark chocolate hearts. But I also have a soft spot for the pastel hearts with sayings, a nice reminder of childhood.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I do mostly liberated patchwork and your method is truly liberating. Plus I love pink, so what could be a better project. Thanks so much.

  • Thanks for offering this prize. My favorite Valentine’s candy is milk chocolate -shape doesn’t matter!

  • Awesome Tutorial! I think my favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate but lately I have been liking the gummy hearts!

  • I love those liqueur cherry chocolates…anytime not just Valentines Day either! Thanks for the great tutorial 🙂

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