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How To Make A Pocket Prayer Quilt

You can make a pocket prayer quilt in a matter of minutes.

This is a tutorial I have been meaning to do for a while because a pocket prayer quilt is not only easy to make but also a considerate way to provide support and comfort to someone.

As you might expect, the construction is simple.

How you choose to incorporate a prayer, however, is where there is a lot of room for variation.

Prayer And Affirmation Ideas For A Pocket Quilt

I realize that most pocket prayer quilts seem to include a bible verse in some form.

So I reached out to some friends to learn which they felt would be best for a project like this and used their recommendations (below).

But prayers come in many forms.

So this tiny DIY pocket quilt can have any affirmation or saying you feel works for your recipient.

PRO TIP: If you are using a DTF service, it’s important to remember the blocking of your prayers or sayings so that you can apply them easily to the tiny quilt.

I put a border around each one both to frame them as a design aesthetic as well as remind me how much space they need. For some pocket quilts, I leave the border and others, I cut it off.

I also used the border because I printed some prayers with a white background for contrast in case I want to use a dark fabric and want the saying to be easily to read.

FREE DOWNLOAD: If you would like to get a head start with the prayers and sayings I used, click the “DOWNLOAD” button below.

Yield: 1 pocket prayer quilt

How To Make A Pocket Prayer Quilt

example of pocket prayer quilt

A pocket prayer quilt is a small square of fabric fashioned to look like a tiny quilt that includes a prayer or saying for support or comfort.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Fabric scraps from patternred cotton fabrics (at least 4" x 4")
  • Fabric scrap in complementary solid color for quilt backing
  • HTV or DTF transfer with prayer or saying
  • Cross charm or meaningful charm of choice (optional)


  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Cricut mini press


Prayer quilt materials are simple. You just need some scrap fabric and a small cross charm (optional).

  1. Cut two pieces of quilting fabric to measure 4" x 4".
  2. Cut one piece of solid fabric for your backing to measure 3.5" x 3.5".
  3. Place the quilt top fabrics right sides together.
  4. Sew one long edge of the fabric using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  5. Open the fabric up and finger press the seam.
  6. Cut the quilt top in half (at 1.75").Prayer quilt top with pieces cut and set up to sew.
  7. Create a grid with your fabric then place it wrong sides together.
  8. Sew one long edge of the fabric with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  9. Finger press the seam open.
  10. Place the quilt top and quilt backing right sides together.
  11. Sew around all the edges using 1/4" seam allowance. Make sure to leave a hole for turning on one edge.
  12. Trim the corners then turn right sides out.
  13. Iron on your prayer or saying to the back of the quilt.Add a saying or prayer to your pocket quilt.
  14. If you are including a charm, drop it through the hole so it's inside the two piece of fabric.
  15. Top stitch the pocket prayer quilt to ifnish.


  • To use the wood charms recommended below, just remove the small chain before inserting it into the inside of the pocket prayer quilt.
  • The prayer or saying you want to include can be heat transfer vinyl or a DTF iron-on transfer.

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