Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sewing with Cherry Fizz | Sprocket Pillow

Allison over at Cluck, Cluck, Sew has an awesome Sprocket Pillow tutorial that I've been dying to try out. It's been high on my list since she posted it to her blog in March. They are super simple and very kid friendly.

Today, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go with some of the Cherry Fizz fabric Barbara Jones sent me for her feature. I had so much fun!

Allison's tute was VERY easy to follow and utilized printable templates. The biggest challenge was remembering to use a 1/2" seam to sew the top, back and sides together. Old habits die hard I guess. I don't really have experience sewing anything other than quilts and the occasional SQUARE pillow, mind you. :)

One good thing to remember when piecing curved seams is you can never have enough pins! Ha!

Cherry Fizz Pillow

Cherry Fizz Pillow

I am loving my new sprocket pillow so much! The tutorial includes 2 sizes and I made the larger one. Wouldn't this be a cool pillow to take along on a picnic?

Cherry Fizz Pillow

Cherry Fizz Pillow

If you happen to stop by Allison's and check out her tutorial, please leave a comment letting her know Ryan sent you!

If you love Cherry Fizz fabric as much as I do, you can win some by visiting and leaving a comment on this post. Up for grabs is 3 charm packs and a mini jelly roll.

Win Some Cherry Fizz!

My next project slated to begin this evening is a kindle cover using some linen and Ty Pennington scraps.

Kindle Cover?

Wish me luck! I normally avoid zippers at all cost!!

53 comments:

  1. I like your sprocket pillow! I'd love to win some of the fabric

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  2. Good luck on the zipper. I haven't made anything with a zipper yet. It is on my list.

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  3. I'm always up for free fabric, and your sprocket pillow is cool! I've got that pattern bookmarked.

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  4. I love your sprocket pillow and have been meaning to do one since I saw Allison's post. Though I think I need to sew a little more before attempting it! I would love a charm pack of Cherry Fizz! Thanks!

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  5. Zippers are not nearly as hard as they seem. I learned to put them in by watching a video tutorial. Now I am not afraid of them at all.

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  6. The pillow is great, and Cherry Fizz is an adorable fabric line!

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  7. Cherry Fizz sure does look yummy! Guess I'm hungry (for fabric that is)!

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  8. Good luck on the kindle case. I made one but used a magnetic snap instead of a zipper. I have also seen them with elastic (hair tie) with buttons and velcro. Have fun!

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  9. I can't get the link for the free Cherry Fizz to work, and I really do LOVE that fabric. I'd like to have a try for it.

    Nice pillow too.

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  10. I love your pillow and those fabrics are really cute!! Have fun with the kindle cover, I love the fabrics. Zippers really aren't that hard, you can do it! Do you have a pattern or are you just winging it?

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  11. I would love to win some fabric...and such cute fabric. I made lots of small purses this weekend and put in lots of zippers. It isn't so hard if you know some tricks.

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  12. I think it could use a few more pins Ryan. :) Just kidding...I love how it turned out and I'm glad it went together well for you!! -Al

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  13. The sprocket pillow is really cute. And I love the fabric..... would love to win it!

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  14. I had just opened the template document for the sprockets earlier today and then see this post! Great minds and all that... ;)
    Your pillow turned out great! I don't think you can go wrong with that line of fabric.

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  15. What a neat use of fabric! I am going to check out the tutorial and make a few of those! Thanks for showing it.

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  16. The pillow turned out beautifully! When I sew curves I have found that I can't live without my curvemaster foot, pretty much eliminates the need for pins, which I LOVE!

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  17. The pillow is very cute, but I really like the cherry fizz fabric.

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  18. cute pillow (and shots)...

    Here's the thing Ryan, you're gonna take your eye out with all those pins! ;) You've really gotta try curved piecing sans pins; it's liberating. :)

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  19. Aha - some one like me - trying to avoid zippers at all costs i even adjust patterns.

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  20. Such a cute pillow! The cherry fizz fabric makes me want to bake my chocolate cherry cookies.

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  21. Love the pillow! And wow that is a LOT of pins! I am always scared of sewing curvy seams, but I have never tried it with that many pins. Maybe that's why I have have never been good at it.. thanks for the tip :)

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  22. The pillow is great. And that is a lot of pins!!! Drunkard's Path had me intimidated, so I can only imagine what the sproket pillow would do to me.
    I love the Cherry Fizz. What a fun fabric!

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  23. I love, love, love your pillow,that would look perfect on my red leather sofa!

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  24. Love that pillow. And don't worry, zippers are really kind of easy. But if you're turning something inside out, don't forget to leave the zip open!

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  25. Hi Ryan, great job on the pillow :o) Thanks for another great give away. You know quilters, we love us some free fabric! especially some as cute as this Cherry Fizz. Sarah

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  26. What an adorable pillow! And those red, black and white colors just make it POP!!

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  27. Awesome pillow. It would make a great island of safety in little boy games. Wouldn't it be fun to make it look like a tasty pie?! Cherry I think.

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  28. The pillow and the fabric choices are lovely. Winning some would be awesome. Not to worry about zippers, they don't bite!

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  29. I need to make a summer table runner - I would really love to win!

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  30. Love the pillow and fabrics, I will defin-italy try it, I can see such holiday versions of the candy circle!! and I will be waiting for your kindle cover,,I've been sewing longer than you've been around and I still don't like putting them in, yikes!!

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  31. Your sprocket pillow looks fabulous..Did you have any pins left?? But you are right more is better than not enough.
    Zippers aren't hard to insert providing you follow step by step procedures...I winged it and put one in a dress for a friend 2 wks ago. Hadn't done one in approx. 15 yrs..it came out great! Good luck!

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  32. Be warned.... zippered Kindle pouches are addictive! I now have three...... and 1 Kindle. Go figure!

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  33. Wow, I love the red and black. This is a great giveaway - enough for a quilt!!

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  34. I just love that fabric and your pillow is awesome. Great job.

    GOOD LUCK with the zipper. I avoid anything with zippers at all costs. LOL And I keep reading how it is so easy and yet I still avoid them. I have a fancy foot for my machine and supposedly it makes it effortless but still.....anyway, good luck. I can't wait to see the Kindle cover. I keep hoping someone will do an awesome tutorial for the Nook which is what my husband has. I've seen a couple but none I really love yet.

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  35. That is one awesome pillow...love the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some.
    ~Terry~ cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I'm addicted to that sprocket pillow, I keep making them! :) I love yours and your choice of fabric.

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  37. I have made a couple of pillows with that cute pattern... but now I am going to have to make one out of Cherry Fizz!!! Very sweet:)

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  38. Good luck with your Kindle cover! I love that Cherry Fizz fabric. Reminds me of all the cherry soda I drank as a kid. Oh those were the days!

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  39. I love the pillow and the fabric!

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  40. Zippers aren't too bad -- just go slowly. :) Thanks for the chance to win the cheery fabric!
    :)

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  41. I just wanted to say that I adore your sprocket pillow. As well as good luck with the zipper. I tried putting one in once, couldn't do it, and have never tried again but I might one day. If your Kindle Case comes out okay I might just give it a try.
    Patti xxx

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  42. Your pillow is just awesome! I just love the color combo... so vintage and chic!! I could think up some great little things to make with that fabric...

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  43. Love the pillow and great job with the kindle case. Do you plan on posting how to instructions? I too have "zipper fear"!!

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  44. I love the sprocket pillow. I also love the Cherry Fizz. I tried to leave a comment at the Sprocket Pillow site but I just can't get it to post. Anyway let her know that I love the pillow.

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  45. I like your pillow looks like it is hard to do. I am going to give it a try. And zippers I have tried and failed but I am going to keep doing it till I can get it done the right way. I would love to win some of that fabric. Have a good day.

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  46. That pillow reminds me of of some that my grandmother had in her house when I was little...thanks for the smile!

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  47. Great pillow - I did a kindle cover that is more like a book for my son out of castle peeps. It could use a redo but he likes it.

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  48. Love your pillow! Thanks for the chance!

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  49. Loved the cute pillow. Cherry fizz was the featured fabric for our Quilt Shop Hop this week. I was looking for a cute way to use the fabric. I'm thinking it would make a cute apron too. Thanx for sharing Bette Jo

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  50. I've printed the pattern, thanked Allison for her generosity, now all I need is some Fizzy Fabric to make a pillow with. Fingers xx'ed!!

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