January 15, 2024

10 Quilting & Sewing Projects for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day brings much-needed cheer to the cold and ice of winter. We warm our hearts—and our homes—with a focus on the love of family and friends.


Sewing rooms turn red and pink, with hearts and lace stretched from spool pin to presser foot. (Who needs Cupid when you’ve got a quilter in the house?)


Find oodles of inspiration for all your Valentine sewing—and don’t miss the free gift at the end!

DIY Heart-themed Valentine’s Day Gifts & Decor to Sew

Quilters say “I love you” with needle and thread. Homemade gifts and decor are like little love notes, carefully crafted and joyfully shared. From throw pillows to table runners, we’ve got a fresh batch of giftable projects—each as sweet as a sugar cookie:

XOXO Pillow

We’re forever crushing on Valentine's decor. And with Moda’s XOXO panel, you can make NINE sweet projects to make your heart sing. Stitch up a set of lovey-dovey pillows, pouches, and gift bags—all from that one pretty panel.

Heart Mug Rugs

With a bit of Valentine fabric by the yard and a jewel template from Daisy & Grace, you can stitch up a gift that’ll send hearts aflutter. Misty’s quilt-as-you-go Heart Mug Rugs can be sewn by hand or machine, and they’re such a treat to make!

Hearts & Kisses Table Runner

Valentine’s Day at Misty’s house is always extra sweet, with a family breakfast of strawberry cheesecake stuffed french toast. (Yum!) And this year, they’ll be feasting around the cutest little table topper you’ve ever seen.

Grab your favorite Valentine's Day precut fabrics, and learn how to make the Hearts and Kisses Table Runner. (Yes, you can print that French toast recipe, too!)

Cuddle Heart Pillow

Give a little cuddle to your sweetheart—and don’t fret! We’ve got 10 hot tips for sewing with Shannon Cuddle fabric. Find ‘em in the written tutorial for this sweet Cuddle Heart Pillow. You’ll find these pillows are as fun to make as they are to snuggle!

Valentine’s Day Placemat & Napkins

Dress your table to the nines with a darling set of placemats and napkins. Use precut charm squares and a bit of heart fabric by the yard to create this happy tablescape. Whether you’re hosting a candlelight dinner or heart-shaped pancakes, you’ll be eating in style!

Heart-Themed Valentine’s Day Quilts

Our hearts skip a stitch for a new batch of Valentine's Day quilt patterns. These particular heart quilts are made with a variety of delicious precut fabrics: quilt jelly rolls, charm packs, and quilting layer cakes. The techniques are different but the piecing is simple. First cut to final stitch, these quilts are a joy.

Confetti Hearts Quilt

Give me a rose and it’ll wilt in a week; a box of chocolates won’t last the weekend. But if you stitch me a quilt, Valentine, I’ll feel loved forever!

The Confetti Hearts quilt is sprinkled with pretty pieced hearts—perfect for a lovey-dovey gift. Grab your sweetest layer cake fabrics , and come stitch with Misty!

Vintage Hearts Quilt

Vintage Hearts is all-nostalgia with big, patchwork hearts and the cutest Valentine fabrics for quilting. This line, All My Heart by J Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake, is filled with reproductions of antique valentines—valentines that once belonged to the grandmother-in-law of our retreat manager, Susan Brown. True story!

Swedish Woven Hearts Quilt

When Jenny was a little girl, she made woven hearts for the Christmas tree, a tradition handed down from her Swedish grandmother. Now, Jenny’s grandkids weave their own Scandinavian hearts, and I’m sure their grandkids will, too.

Jenny’s Swedish Woven Hearts celebrates those warm family traditions. It’s a layer cake pattern made with easy nine patches and pretty snowballed corners.

Cross Your Heart Quilt

Use precut charms to stitch up this super-sweet Valentine heart quilt. These half-square triangle hearts are so simple and pretty, it’s sure to be love at first stitch!

Heart Strings Quilt

Wrap your baby in a whole lotta love with Misty’s Heart Strings quilt. This sweet pattern is made with precut jelly roll strips. Leftover scraps become an easy pieced binding, and the whole thing is machine quilted in hearts and loops.

Finish Your Valentine’s Day Project with Machine Quilting

When your Valentine's project is complete, professional machine quilting is the icing on the cake. (Choose hearts or flowers for an extra pop of pretty.)

large hearts

simply roses


heart blossoms

hearts & loops

We’ve filled your brain with project ideas. Now comes the fun part: shopping for Valentine’s Day fabric. February can be cold, gloomy, but when your home is filled with dainty hearts and rose buds, the winter blues seem to melt away.


So find your dreamiest Valentine prints and get started. Stitch by stitch, you’ll piece together enough warmth to last all the way to spring.

Valentine’s Day will be here in a flash, and we want to help you celebrate, quilter-style! Click HERE to check out our FREE quilty Valentine printables! (Consider this our little valentine to you! We love you more than Jenny loves a fresh, new Jelly Roll - and that’s a lot!!) Happy Valentines Day!

Published by Danae M.