Free Figure Skater Pillow pattern and a Cricut Maker demonstration!

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Hi everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely time getting ready for the holidays.  I’ve been working on a few special projects and I’m just loving one in particular – my Figure Skater Pillow.

I love it so much I thought I’d share it with you so that you could make it for a special person in your life.  (Quilting tutorial link below too!)  You can download the directions for the pillow here.

I used the Cricut Maker to cut out this pillow and learned so much!  Of course, you can also make it by tracing the templates directly onto paper-backed fusible web, but I thought it would be great to share what I learned about the Cricut Maker with you in this video.  It is my favorite fabric cutter BY FAR now because you don’t have to starch or stabilize the fabric with anything when cutting.  Which means I can use  SoftFuse without starch – yay!  Its teeny-tiny rotary cutter can even cut something as thin as gauze!  Amazing, huh?

Once I had all the shapes cut out I fused them down and secured them with a blanket stitch on my BERNINA 780 using Aurifil cotton.

I also filmed a tutorial about how to quilt a wintry background using my Blizzard print from my Winter Games collection from Benartex on my BERNINA Q24 that you can view here.

This was a special request that was made in my Facebook Group, “Quilting with Amanda Murphy” – thanks for the idea, guys!

The Figure Skater Pillow is based off of just one block from my Winter Sports quilt.  If you are interested in getting the patterns to make other skaters, or skiers and snowboarders, you can order it (and the SVG files) here.

Also, I filmed a video of how I made a card to go with the presents.  I’m not a paper crafter and was amazed how easy it was!

I hope you enjoy the pattern and these videos and have enjoy the holidays!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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10 thoughts on “Free Figure Skater Pillow pattern and a Cricut Maker demonstration!

  1. Thank you so much Amanda! I think this possibly is my favorite design on the quilt.

    1. Mine too!

  2. I appreciate your generosity. You truly have a big heart. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

    1. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Where do I get the beautiful material for the winter sports? Thanks

    1. Try your local quilt shop – they can order it from Benartex Fabrics. BERNINA dealers are the most likely to have my lines.

  4. This IS lovely! Thank you!

  5. I don’t understand. I keep getting sent to the link where I have to sign up for updates and to receive an email for this pattern. Which I have already done.

    It is so cute and appropriate for my granddaughter who just finished an ice skating competition. I would like to get the pattern.

    1. It is an automated delivery system. After you sign up it sends you an email automatically with a link that you click on. Then the pattern goes into your downloads folder. If you are still having problems use the contact form on http://www.amandamurphydesign.com and send me an email and I’ll send it to you manually. (I can’t do that without having your email.) The email with the link might be caught in your spam or junk folder though – so check there too.

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