Selected vendor: A Stitching Shop - CO
Location: Denver, Colorado

No-Sew Quilted Pillow

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Kreinik Iron-on Threads go perfectly with quilt stencils—just follow the outline. Designed by Linda Lindgren. 

Love the beautiful stitch patterns you’ve seen on heirloom quilts? They are easy for non-sewers to achieve by simply using quilt stencils and iron-on threads, as we’ve done in this charming pillow. The look fits into retro or cottage-style home décor, and you can pick colors specifically to match your room.

Materials needed:

  • Purchased throw-pillow case (often found in fabric stores or fabric departments, they usually have decorative trim already sewn in, and have an opening in the back for filling)
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • Quilt stencil to fit the area of the pillow top (find these in quilt shops or fabric departments)
  • Disappearing ink pen or pencil
  • Kreinik Iron-on Ribbon in your choice of colors (we used red)
  • Household iron or Mini Iron
  • Kreinik adhesive press cloth if using a mini iron, or a regular press cloth for a regular iron*

*If your iron isn't non-stick or Teflon coated, we recommend that you get one of our Adhesive Press Cloths. It will keep the adhesive in the thread from sticking to your iron. They come in various sizes. Apply to a cool iron. 


  1. Make sure your pillowcase is clean and dry before beginning.
  2. Turn your iron onto the highest heat setting and allow it to heat thoroughly.
  3. Using a disappearing pen or pencil, trace your quilt stencil pattern onto the front of the pillowcase.
  4. Lay your iron-on thread at a starting point, cover with the Teflon PressCloth, and tack down with your iron.
  5. Continue along your traced lines, laying the thread directly on top of the marks, pressing the thread in sections, ironing for 3 to 5 seconds to make sure the thread adheres.
  6. When finished, clip the thread and begin in your next area.
  7. At the end, fill the pillowcase with stuffing.

    Note:  There is no PDF to download for this project.