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Amy's Mini Charm Challenge

Posted on October 05 2015

The Sew Your Heart Out Pillow created by Sew Pro Staff member, Amy Carrington is oh sew lovely! We asked, and she delivered with the Sew Pro Staff Mini Charm Challenge!

 What a perfect use of the Gooseberry fabric collection by Lella Boutique. We are loving the red's, the navy's and the aqua's!

Here's how Amy created this fun afternoon project:

The "ingredients" for the pillow are:
A mini charm pack
Fat quarter of background fabric
Fat quarter of backing fabric
16" square pillow

I laid out 30 charm squares and cut (16) 2-1/2" squares from the background fabric and made 10 Half Triangle Squares (HST's) and used the remaining 6 to complete the square.


(I pressed the HST seams open, but pressed the other seams to one side so they would nest when I sewed the rows together.)

Then I added a 2-1/2" border on all sides and trimmed it up to make a 16" square.  Then I watched MADE Everyday's tutorial to complete the back.


 Now, we know you can hardly wait to get started on your own Sew Your Heart Out Pillow so we've added kits in the shop just for you! 

The kits will include:

~ One Gooseberry Mini Charm Pack

~ One fat quarter of Gray Swiss Dot fabric for the background & border

~ One fat quarter of Moda Cross Weave in Graphite

Get your kit, grab a 16" pillow from your local craft store (or cover an old pillow) and Sew You Heart Out!

Oh yeah, don't forget to share your completed project with us! We would LOVE to see it!


  • eileensideways: March 05, 2016

    just finished the pillow and it came out so cute. can’t want to make another. tutorial was perfect.

  • Rosalie: February 15, 2016

    After you make the HST, do all the squares get squared to 2 inches? I made the HST and realize they are smaller than the rest of the charm pack squares. Not sure if I did something wrong???

  • Ginger: January 14, 2016

    Lovely pillow!

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