Thursday, February 1, 2018

Paper Pieced Valentine Heart Treat Bag And Bean Bag

Designing a Valentine treat bag that doesn’t have lace and flowers can be a challenge. I have
six Monkey Boys and a few grand nieces who’ve let me know they don’t like lace or flowers
on anything of theirs. These little paper pieced Valentine hearts were perfect for them!

A back pocket to hold gift cards, money, or candy will give them a smile for sure.

I made them into bean bags which will definitely thrill the boys because they
love to throw things. Giving them a container to toss them in will help to avoid having
them thrown at each other. Should they end up hitting one of their brothers with the
bean bag, making a bag with rice instead of beans for the freezer will soothe any
Monkey Boy who ends up crying over a bean bag hit. Of course, don't overfill them
with beans and they won't hurt anyone. 

Making the paper pieced heart was easy using Stitch n Sew EZ Quilt Block Sheets. All you have
to do is print the pattern onto Stitch n Sew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets using an inkjet printer.
The sheets are 100% polyester, transparent, easy to print and tear, and they are washable. 

My favorite paper piecing tools: 
Stitch n Sew EZ Quilt Block Sheets, 1/4" ruler, Aurifil thread, rotary cutter,
small iron or roller, and my bookmark from Britt-Inger. You can use a piece of
cardboard, but using that bookmark reminds me of my blog friend when I use it.

I used Heat n Bond Ultrahold Adhesive, No-Sew so I didn't have to sew the applique in place.

I'm on the Therm O Web blog today showing this project...check it out!

You can find the instructions in PDF format at my Craftsy store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Having six Monkey Boys definitely would negate the need for lace and frou-frou. Great idea to make rice bags for tossing around. The candy/money pocket is a bonus. Happy Valentine’s Dear...xo

  2. lol....written as only a grandma of six boys could do!!!! That's a great idea and very cute too.

  3. These are so cute! Perfect for the boys.

  4. It is harder to do valentines for boys, isn't it? Looks like you pegged it :)

  5. I love these. Great valentine's idea! Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea for boys especially!

  6. Great project. Thank you for the pattern and tutorial.


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