Spring is in the air, and Easter is right around the corner! I love all the soft colors that spring to life this time of year, and I start bringing more color into my home to drive out the blues of winter and to welcome this new season. I love Easter time, the hope and celebration that goes along with it, and all the cute decor that makes it fun and whimsical. When I think of Easter, I think of pretty colors, flowers, little bunnies, and cute little chicks. So, I designed a pillow to feature several of those things. I’m excited to bring some new life into my home this time of year, and I think this pillow will do just the trick!

Supplies Needed

  • HeatnBond EZ Print Lite sheets
  • SpraynBond Basting Spray
  • Scraps of fabric for the patchwork
    • Cut scraps into 40 – 2 1/2″ squares
  • Small pieces of fabric for the Spring Chicks
  • 10.5″ x 20.5″ piece of background fabric
  • 2 – 1.5″ x 20.5″ strips of border fabric
  • 21″ square of batting
  • 22″ square of lining fabric
  • 2 – 2 1/2″ x WOF strips of binding fabric
  • Fabric for pillow back:
    • 14 1/2″ X 20 1/2″
    • 8 1/2″ X 20 1/2″
  • 24″ zipper
  • 2 black buttons for eyes (or use small circles from the pattern to cut fabric eyes)
  • Spring Chicks Applique Patterns

Sewing Instructions

  • Print each of the spring chick patterns onto the HeatnBond Lite EZ Print Sheets

  • Roughly cut out each shape, leaving a little margin around each pattern piece. Iron each shape onto the back of the fabric chosen for each piece.


  • Cut the shapes from the fabric pieces along the pattern lines.

  • Arrange the fabrics for the chicks on the 10 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece of background fabric. Fuse in place.

  • Stitch around the pieces to secure.
  • Sew a 1 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece of border fabric to the top of the background piece. Sew the other 1 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece of border fabric to the bottom. Sew the strips of patchwork squares to the border fabric as shown.

  • Using basting spray, fuse together the pillow front, batting square, and pillow lining. Quilt as desired. Trim to 20 1/2″ square.

  • To make the pillow back, sew the 14 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ rectangle of pillow back fabric to one side of the zipper. Sew the 8 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece to the other. Trim the fabric to 20 1/2″ square. Cut off excess zipper from the sides, making sure not to cut off the zipper pull.
  • Sew the two binding strips together. Fold in half, wrong sides together, and press.
  • Pin the pillow front and back sections together. Attach binding using your favorite binding method.
  • Stuff your pillow cover with a 20″ or 22″ pillow insert, fluff, and enjoy!

Spring Chick Pillow with HeatnBond

I hope you and your family have a wonderful and joyful Easter this year!

Happy Sewing!


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3 Comments on Little Spring Chicks: A Patchwork Applique Pillow

  1. Carol Wortman
    March 16, 2021 at 10:10 am (7 months ago)

    Thanks for the chance. Wondering if this can be used to attach vinyl? And can it attach items to more than cloth. First time seeing this, love it!

    • admin
      March 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Carol…what item are you inquiring about? If you would please let us know so we can assist. Julia


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