Scrap Throw Pillows | Free Pattern!

Free scrap throw pillows pattern

Turn your Graffiti Hearts offcuts into these scrap throw pillows! These pillows coordinate well with the quilt, really tying the room together. I’m a big fan of using my scraps before they hit the scrap bins, so these scrap throw pillows check all the boxes in my book! If you haven’t made a Graffiti Hearts quilt yet (and omg you totally should 😉 ) but want to make these pillows, start by sewing together some HSTs. You can follow my HST Quick Start Guide to get yourself started on how to make HSTs. If you already know how to make HSTs, use the Half Square Triangle calculator to determine the size squares to cut. Your HSTs should finish at 5″ (trim to 5.5″ unfinished).

First, create HSTs using all the offcuts from Graffiti Hearts:

1. Sew together all the large stitch & flip offcut triangles to create HSTs, one background fabric right sides together with the improv fabrics. Trim to 5.5″ and press seam either open or to the background fabric side.

You’ll have more offcuts if you made the throw size than if you made the baby or pillow size. This will impact what you’re able to do with them, as some of these pillows need more offcuts than others.

scrap throw pillows at home in our eclectic room
Pillows made from Graffiti Hearts scraps

Scrap Throw Pillows Supplies:

20″ Sawtooth Star Pillow:

  • (8) 5.5″ HSTs
  • (4) 5.5″ squares (background)
  • (1) 10.5″ square (star center – I used background fabric for this part too)

20″ HST Pillow:

  • (16) 5.5″ HSTs

20″ Sawtooth Star Pillow:

scrap Sawtooth Star pillow pattern
  • (8) 5.5″ HSTs
  • (4) 5.5″ squares (background)
  • (1) 10.5″ square (star center – I used background fabric for this part too)

1. Sew together (2) HSTs so that your star points create a V. In my diagrams, my star is white and my background fabric is blue. Press seam open. Repeat for remaining (6) HSTs.

2. Sew one unit from step 1 between (2) 5.5″ squares and press seams towards the background squares. Repeat once more with remaining (2) 5.5″ squares.

3. Sew together (2) units from step 1 and (1) 10.5″ square. Press seams towards center square.

4. Sew together the 2 units from step 2 together with the unit from step 3. Press seams open. Your block should measure 20.5″. To turn it into a pillow, follow the directions on the Zippered Throw Pillow Tutorial. You’ll need to use a 1/4″ seam allowance to keep from losing your star points.

20″ HST Pillow:

Scrap HST pillow pattern
  • (16) 5.5″ HSTs

1. Sew together 4 HSTs and press seams open. Repeat (3) times more for a total of 4 rows of HSTs.

2. Sew the 4 rows of HSTs together and press seams open. Your block should measure 20.5″. To turn it into a pillow, follow the directions on the Zippered Throw Pillow Tutorial. You’ll need to use a 1/4″ seam allowance to keep from losing your star points.

Which of the two scrap throw pillows is your favorite? What do you like to do with your quilt scraps?

Scrap throw pillows with Graffiti Hearts quilt

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