Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 3.00.46 PMI realize there is not much time left until Valentines Day, but this Yo-Yo Heart pillow makes a great accessory or gift at any time of the year.  I had a few questions about attaching ruffles to a pillow edge and thought I would give you the pattern for this heart pillow that has a ruffle. It is just begging for scraps, don’t you think? The instructions include the standard techniques I used for all of my pillow designs, ruffle or not.  They make a very nice finished back with no zipper required and no special ruffle attachment needed for your sewing machine. It was always my goal when writing patterns to give the best possible construction techniques that did not require the purchase of “extras”. And over the years,  I just didn’t meet that many people who loved putting in zippers.  Notice the ruffle has the appearance of a double ruffle, but it is not. It is not as bulky and cumbersome to construct as a double ruffle.  Of course, the width of the ruffle can be changed and contrasting ruffle strips are not necessary, but the technique for gathering and attaching remains the same. The Yo-Yo Heart pillow was originally published in my Small Wonders book, still available from Landauer Publishing. This book is filled with creative, timeless, and easy small projects from table runners and wall hangings to book covers and totes—44 projects in all!

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 3.00.46 PMYo-Yo Heart pillow

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  1. Kathy
    February 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Lynette,
    I love the pillow, and I agree it would be nice to have out anytime of year. I appreciate you answering my questions about your ruffles. Thank you for doing it so quickly! I will be making a small pillow with ruffles very soon and will let you know how I make out. I don’t doubt that it will be easy enough by following your instructions.
    Have a nice Valention’s Day! And thank you again.


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