Hi, Everyone! My name is Jessica Dayon and today I’m going to show you how to make a quick and easy Valentine’s day pillow.  Let’s get started!


This pillow finishes at 18″ x 18″



1/2 yard white fabric

Red scraps for the hearts

1 red fat quarter for border

1 fat quarter fabric for the binding

1 fat quarter fabric for the backing

20″ x 20″ square of batting

21.5″ zipper

Heat N Bond No Sew Hem Adhesive, 3/8″

Heat N Bond Fusible Adhesive

Spray N Bond Basting Adhesive

18″ x 18″ pillow form



Read through the instructions before beginning
All seams are sewn with ¼” seam allowance unless noted
RST means right sides together
WOF means Width of Fabric


From the fabric for the pillow front,

cut 2- 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips

cut 2- 1 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ strips

cut 1- 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ square

From the red border fabric,

cut 2- 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strips

cut 2- 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips

From the fabric for the pillow back, cut 2- 10″ x 18″ rectangles and 2- 1″ x 5″ pieces

From the binding fabric, cut 4- 2.5″ x 42″ strips


Fuse the Heat N Bond to the red fabric scraps, as directed on the package.  Draw a heart shape onto the paper side then cut out the heart.  Repeat to make 9 hearts.

Fuse the 9 hearts to the 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ white fabric square.

Sew the red border onto the pillow top.  Then sew the white border onto the pillow top.

Spray baste the pillow to the batting and quilt as desired.

Make the zippered pillow back.  If you need a tutorial on how to do this, you can see my post HERE.

Prepare the binding by joining the 4 strips of binding fabric together to make one continuous strip.  Press in half widthwise.  Place the pillow back with the wrong side up then put the pillow top on top of it with the wrong side down (and right side facing up).  Pin them together.  Sew the binding on to the front of the pillow.  When you are attaching your binding, you are also sewing the pillow layers together.  Remove the pins.


Flip the pillow over.  To secure the binding down, use the hem tape.  Measure a length of hem tape and adhere it to the inside edge of the binding and down to the pillow back.  Repeat all the way around.

And, that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you enjoy making your own True Love Pillow.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and you found it easy to follow along with me! If you have any questions, please let me know! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so you can stay up to date with my latest free projects- @jessicadayon. Share what you made! I’d love to see your progress photos and finished pillow! Use the hashtags #truelovepillow #jessicadayonpatterns #thermoweb #heatnbond #spraynbond and tag me so I can see your version @jessicadayon

Also, you can find my blog HERE. On it, I share free quilt patterns and tutorials so go check it out! You can also find me on Instagram @jessicadayon where you can connect with me and see my daily work, current projects, inspiration, giveaways, quilt alongs, and all of my patterns.

Thanks for following along with me!


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