Monday, September 6, 2010

Go! play... with a little round pillow tutorial

Pin It This weekend, I cleared off my sewing desk, and pulled out my accuquilt GO! (sent to me by the arrangements of the lovely Carolyn).

Just to play.

Here's what I made.

pretty little pillow

And here's a mini tutorial for you.

Go! Round Flower Appliqué die with 5" x 10" cutting mat
Some Heat 'n Bond lite
4 1/2" (ish) scrap squares

Use the video from this page if you're not sure how to apply Fusible webbing to the back of your squares.

And while you're there, you can check out anything else Go! related you might be curious about.

1.  Get your pieces ready.

pillow tute

2. Line them up on the die, over the flower part. (I didn't mark my die, but a lot of people find that handy)

set up

3.  Wheel those pieces through.  (I did two or three at a time)

go scraps

4.  If you like, use the scraps to make some more little pieces from the die (like the circles or leaf) -- you won't use them in this project.

go scraps

Very little waste.

go scraps

5. Cut those little petals apart (there are six/flower)

6.  Get a base piece of fabric (I think mine was very close to 13" square)  Fold said piece of fabric in to quarters, so that you can easily find the center.

pillow tute

7. Use a compass or some kind of guide to draw a circle in the center.  (I used an artichoke steamer--we had artichokes for dinner last night after this)

pillow tute

8.  Arrange your petals around this line --> peel off the paper --> iron and stitch them in place.

pillow tute

9.  Repeat until you get to the center.

pillow tute

10.  So pretty!

pillow tute

You can do what you like with this at this point -- make it a quilt block, make it a Mug Rug, or make it a pillow.

11. Layer and Quilt.  Cut a piece large enough for the back and sew that on too -- but make sure you leave a space for stuffing later.

pillow tute

12.  Add some binding most of the way and stuff it.  But be warned that stuffing and finishing binding isn't super easy, and might have involved a visit with Mr. Seam Ripper.

But it turned out all right in the end. :)

pretty little pillow


I played a little more with the die that comes with the machine, and cut some 4 1/2" squares, which became some HSTs (half-square triangles).  

Plume WIP

More on that to come.

After Steiger went to bed, Mr. Jay and I decided to have a wild and crazy date night.

We made... 
date night

...cookie dough.


There will be a sponsored giveaway for a Go! cutter here soon...

in the mean time, go check this giveaway out... at The Quilted Fish. :)

some really cute stuff.


Staci said...

What a clever girl you are, cutting those flowers into hearts. Pillow turned out just great! Love your stripes on the binding, too.

KarrieLyne said...

Soooo darned cute Tracey!! You have my can just send it to me ;)

I didn't think I needed that die....I think you've changed my mind!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Um, LOVE this! So so cute. Reminds me of a clutch I made a while ago... and a clutch you made a while ago. So cute!

Manda said...

I love the pillow! Beautiful :)

Regina said...

That is really cute. I LOVE the pink block. What fabric is the big square? It's awesome! Oh I wanted to tell you if you haven't seen it. Then hurry up and see the Accuquilt page on Facebook. They posted info on a giveaway for an EQ7! It ends tomorrow morning so if you didn't enter yet RUN! :) If you're not on Facebook I can tell you the info to enter.

Karen said...

Too cute for words! How creative you are, Tracey!

Hope you enjoyed those cookies...yum!


SewCalGal said...

Very creative. Great tutorial!

Welcome to the world of Bloggers with AccuQuilt products. Great community!


Mama Pea said...

Cool. What I would give to have a Go! Thanks for sharing.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

So cute Tracey! I haven't seen anyone use that die yet! I love how you cut it apart to make it your own!!!!

Julie said...

That looks like so much fun. I didn't know I wanted one until now! Juliex

AllieKatMom said...

OK, you are teasing me now. I know I will never win one of these and I sooooo neeeeed one!

John'aLee said...

What a great header you have. Awesome tutorial too!

Vesuviusmama said...

It's gorgeous!

Tracey said...

Just love the heart design you have made, wow,


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