7 super-quick crafts for Valentine’s Day (yes, that quick)

Handmade Valentines free patternsValentine’s Day is only two days away—but there’s still time to give your valentine a gift with a handmade touch! Simply register or log in to our Freebies page and get access to how-tos for all 7 fast, fun valentine crafts below.

We’re proud to point out that these projects were made just for you, by us. It’s like our own little valentine to you. Hugs!

Download the 19-page eBooklet and get instructions for making all 7 projects—free!

Conversation Heart Ornament/Pincushion free pattern

Senior customer service representative Cornelia designed these handmade valentines for all the sweethearts in your life. Quickly whip them up in multiples; then turn them into ornaments (with a little ribbon) or pincushions (with a little stuffing).

Download Cornelia’s “Conversation Heart” valentine pattern >>>

Hugs and Kisses quilted postcard free pattern
Machine-quilting mavens, stitch your heart out! Learn a clever “caffeine stitch” technique as you make this adorable little postcard quilt, courtesy of our director of sales and marketing, Karen J.

Download Karen’s “Hugs and Kisses” postcard pattern >>>

Tiny Heart Wool Pillow pattern

Our marketing coordinator, Mary B., shows you how to turn buttons and scraps of wool into a whimsical, heart-filled pillow for a special valentine. Her project was inspired by a technique featured in the June/July 2010 issue of Quilting Arts magazine.

(A side note: I (Jenny, the person writing this post!) gushed about Mary’s pillow so much that she gave it to me. The pillow is displayed in my living room year-round, along with a few other heart-shaped items. I treasure it!)

My tiny heart wool pillow

Download Mary’s “Tiny Heart Wool Pillow” pattern >>>

You're a Good Egg Valentine free pattern
Acquisitions editor Karen B. designed a sweet valentine using fabric that features one of her favorite themes—chickens! (She owns several.) Don’t have chicken or egg fabric? Choose your favorite novelty prints and dream up a valentine that incorporates the theme.

Download Karen’s “You’re a Good Egg” pattern >>>

Minkee Heart Wristlet free pattern
I (Jenny) designed this simple wristlet with a rectangle of denim and a scrap of fuzzy plush fabric. You can sew several wristlets in just an hour or two. Give one to a tween or teen girl and the rest to her BFFs!

Download Jenny’s “Minkee Heart Wristlet” pattern >>>

Hershey Kisses Valentine Message free project
If you’re looking for super-duper quick valentine ideas, look no further! Our marketing graphic designer, Sarah, made a sweet batch of last-minute valentines with a bag of Hershey’s Kisses, a sheet of stickers, and a bunch of markers. So easy even kids can join the fun.

Download the how-to for Sarah’s “Hershey Kisses Valentine Messages” >>>

Knitted and Crocheted Hearts to Share free pattern
Knitters and crocheters, take heart! Make these adorable felted hearts designed by technical editor Ursula and her friend Ruth. Turn them into pins, shawl closures, key fobs, hair clips—whatever fits your valentine’s style.

Download Ursula and Ruth’s “Knitted and Crocheted Hearts to Share” pattern >>>


Who will you surprise with a valentine this year: your main squeeze, your kids, your grandkids, your best friend? Tell us in the comments!

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