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A few months ago Cricut was having a contest using their new Create a Critter 2 cartridge and I just fell in love with the work of one of the winners who used the Cricut and Create a Critter 2 cartridge to make a name pillow for her daughter. I wanted to make some for my daughter(s) as well, but since we haven’t completely decided on a name for #2 (due in January), I decided I’d better wait until next Christmas. In the meantime, I found some other cute name pillows on Pinterest and decided to make some similar ones for some of my favorite little boys & girls. Here they are:
To make these pillows, I actually used Microsoft Word and the font Tahoma in 400 pt. to create the letters. I printed them on cardstock, cut them out, and used them as templates for the appliques. To make the appliques, you use Heat N Bond lite on the wrong side of the fabric and then iron them onto your background fabric. You then sew around the edges using a zigzag strip on your sewing machine. I made 3″ strips for the border. His pillow colors/fabrics were inspired by the rocket ship & planet fabric. I used the same colors & fabrics to make Kevin’s pillow below.
Leah’s pillow was inspired by the bird fabric. I made 4 1/2″ borders for the top and bottom of her pillow, so her pillow is more square while Dylan’s turned out more long & thin. For Kevin’s pillow I also used a more square look as well.
I love how these turned out & had fun making them. I’m looking forward to making more for other friends and eventually for my daughters as well. I think they make pretty cute gifts.
Hope you enjoy!