Mom Pillow
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Mom Pillow

Show your mother how much you love her with this unique accent pillow, made with the Gypsy and Cricut Expression machines.
Designed by Betsy Veldman
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Gypsy™ Handheld Design Studio for Cricut®
  • Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter with Accent Essentials® Cartridge
  • Cricut Lyrical Letters Cartridge
  • Cricut Calligraphy Collection Cartridge
  • Sewing Machine and Cream Thread
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Heat ‘n Bond Ultra
  • Muslin
  • Fabric: Green, Lavender, Pink
  • Buttons: Assorted
  • Fiberfill
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut two 12-inch squares of Heat ‘n Bond Ultra. Cut two 12-inch squares of muslin. Use iron to adhere Heat n’ Bond to fabric according to manufacturer’s instructions. Trim away excess. Let cool. Peel off paper backing.

Step: 2

Create pillow base. Affix prepared muslin piece to cutting mat. Using Accent Essentials cartridge, press Shift and cut one 11½-inch <Accnt47s>. Repeat with remaining piece of muslin.

Step: 3

Cut two 9-inch squares of muslin. Lay out scalloped squares, Heat ‘n Bond side up. Place 9-inch squares on top of scalloped squares, making sure they are centered. Use iron to affix muslin squares to scalloped squares, being careful not to touch outer scalloped edges where the Heat ‘n Bond is not covered. Let cool.

Step: 4

Place scalloped squares wrong sides together. Press around edges on three sides, adhering the two pieces together. Machine stitch as shown, leaving an opening on the unpressed edge to stuff pillow.

Step: 5

Cut Mom. Prepare an 8-inch x 4-inch piece of lavender fabric by adhering to Heat ‘n Bond as directed in step one. Affix fabric to cutting mat. Using Gypsy device, select Calligraphy Collection cartridge. Click Inspiration feature and select one M. Size to 2¾-inches. Click Matrimony feature and select one o and one m. Weld Mom together and cut page.

Step: 6

Prepare a 4-inch x 4-inch piece of pink fabric by adhering to Heat ‘n Bond as directed in step one. Affix fabric to cutting mat. Delete o and m from page and cut just the M from Mom.

Step: 7

Cut flower. Prepare a 6-inch x 6-inch piece of green fabric by adhering to Heat ‘n Bond as directed in step one. Affix fabric to cutting mat. Using Lyrical Letters cartridge, select Real Dial Size, select Jumbo feature, press Shift, and cut one 4½-inch <Thinkg-s>.

Step: 8

Arrange Mom and flower onto pillow as shown. Affix with iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Accent flower with buttons. Stuff pillow with fiberfill. Stitch closed.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.