Mini Quilt Hanging Pillow


A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt


Mini Quilt Hanging Picture

Approximately 3-1/2 x 6 inches

Read through all directions before beginning.

For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at


Supply List


Embroidery Thread:  Blue, gray, red, yellow

Colored Pencils:  Blue, black, red, yellow

Embroidery needle


Mechanical Pencil

Sunny window or light box

For Staining – instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.

Sponge brush & Stencil Brush

Paper towels and paper plates

Optional – old cookie sheet, glass jar with lid, wax paper, pliers, long beading needle

(see #1 of face instructions)


Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –

The Chemistry Store –

From Nature With Love –

Save on Scents –

Bramble Berry –

To Die for Soap –



#1.  Print out outside pillow pattern.  On double muslin trace pattern.  Cut out.  #2.  Print out stitchery pattern.

#2.  Lay your stitchery pattern you just printed off either up to a sunny window or on your light box.  On top of this lay one layer of the muslin pillow pattern you cut out.  Line up the stitchery pattern and center it inside the lines of the pillow pattern.  Pin in place so your pattern doesn’t slip while you’re tracing the pattern.

#3.  Continuing to use a sunny window or light box, trace the stitchery pattern with a mechanical pencil.

#4.  Unpin from your pattern and place the second layer of muslin underneath the first with your traced stitchery pattern. 

#5.  Using a simple backstitch embroider your stitchery with the following colors of embroidery floss; house (blue), chimney (gray), smoke from chimney (gray), sun (yellow), quilt (red), clothes line (gray).

#6.  Print out outside pillow pattern (as in step #1) once more only this time on only one layer of muslin (this is the back of your pillow).



Stain front of pillow (the embroidered side) and back of pillow (step #6 above).

Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  (See the supply list on back of pattern cover for some suggested places for purchasing fragrance oils.)  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay both parts of your pillow here.  With a sponge brush, thoroughly coat the front and back of pillow.  Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven. 


Finish Pillow:

#1.  Once this has dried, it’s time to color in your stitchery; house (blue), chimney (black), clothes line (black), quilt (red), sun (yellow).

#2.  Using red embroidery floss, on every other square of your quilt, go in from the front and back out from the front, knot and trim edges very close.

#3.  Place right sides together, pin, and sew completely around pillow, ... do NOT leave an opening.

#4.  Trim seams.  On back and going through only one layer of material, cut a small “X” for turning.  Turn and press.

#5.  Stuff firmly and sew opening closed.


You're done with Hanging Quilt Mini Pillow.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it. If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at


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