Mini Charm Bench Pillow


A fun bench pillow made from a mini charm pack and 1 yard of fabric.

One pack of mini charms OR one charm pack, quartered

½ yard for background fabric

½ yard for pillow backing fabric

One 14” x 28” pillow form

Cutting Directions:

From background fabric:

  • 3 strips 1 ½” wide and 28 ½” long
  • 2 strips 2” wide and 28 ½” long
  • 2 strips 2 ½” by the width of fabric. Sub-cut these into 40 1 ½” x 2 ½” pieces

From pillow backing fabric:

  • One piece 14 ½” x 28 ½”


Sew a 2 ½” x 1 ½” rectangle to one side of 36 mini charms. Press seams towards the charms.

Step 1 for Mini Charms Bench Pillow

Step 1 for Mini Charms Bench Pillow


Arrange mini charms in a pleasing grid, 9 charms across and 4 charms down.

Sew the charms plus rectangles together into 9-charm long rows, and you’ll make 4 rows. Press seams towards the charms.

A partial row of mini charms

A partial row of mini charms

Sew a background rectangle to the right and left sides of your rows.

Sew the 1 1/2″ wide strips between the rows, pressing towards the strips as you sew.

Sew the 2” strips at the top and bottom of the piece. Press towards the strips.

With right sides pinned together, sew the pieced front to the pillow back. Start just before the corner on a short side, and sew around the perimeter of the pillow cover, stopping just after your last corner. Back-stitch your start and stop points.

Turn the pillow case right side out and tuck the pillow form into the pillow.

Slip stitch the opening closed, and enjoy! As an alternative, you could put a piece of flannel behind your pillow front and quilt it before finishing the pillow (after step 6 above).


One 14″ x 28″ bench pillow, perfect for a porch swing!

mini charm bench pillow

A fun bench pillow made from a mini charm pack and 1 yard of fabric.

Pattern by Julianne Walther, owner of Cary Quilting Company and Patchwork Memories, Inc.

Check in with us at Cary Quilting Company for more quilting inspiration, great patterns, fabric, and more!
Julianne Walther
{Cary Quilting Company}

10 comments on “Mini Charm Bench Pillow

  1. dispack says:

    CUTE! pillow, BUT no pictures 🙁 of the process in the directions?

  2. Rosemarazzle says:

    This is cute. I am going to give it a try. It would be nice to double the pattern and make a fun spotty blankie for a little one.
    Cute design
    Aren’t precuts a blast?!!

  3. Christina says:

    I have a Moda mini charm pack that was given to me FREE at the last Houston International Quilt Show and have been holding on to it for just the right project! Thanks for sharing 😀

  4. Betty Grove says:

    I love the mini charms and am always looking for ways to use them. This pillow is perfect and will look very nice in the sun room this summer. Many thanks.

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  6. Camilla says:

    Many thanks for bench pillow pattern now i can use my
    little Black Dress2 charm pack!

  7. Barb says:

    Love this Julianne! I can see how you could make different ones for each holiday/season…Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

  8. This is adorable Julianne… Thank you!

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