Sunday, August 14, 2011

Taffy Go Round Pillow Tutorial by West Wood Acres and a Giveaway!!

Happy Sunday!! For the past several weeks I have been working on a wall hanging for the Make Mine Modern Summer Swap on flickr. My partner requested in her "likes" Summersault Fabric by Erin McMorris. Amazingly, I was at a loss and did not have this really bright and cheerful fabric in my stash (lol)! I purchased some fat quarters as a gift for my secret partner but was on the hunt to buy charm packs and a jelly roll to make the flying geese for her quilt.
When I did an Etsy search I came across Amanda's Etsy Shop, West Wood Acres! West Wood Acres Etsy Shop is one of my favorite Etsy shops where I can find the latest designer fabrics at really fair prices! Through several online purchases I got to know Amanda and asked her if she would like to be a guest blogger! She graciously accepted my invitation and will be sharing a fun tutorial and  giveaway from her shop! Thank you Amanda for being a guest blogger!! 
   
Hi! I am Amanda, also known as A Crafty Fox and the owner of West Wood Acres on Etsy. I have a true, absolutely undying love of precut fabric. Since my little girl was born, I only have nap times to sew and anything that saves me time is a good thing in my book. My favorite precuts are charm packs. They are easy to buy, easy to store and easy to use! There are so many possibilities!
So, today I want to show you a one charm pack tutorial I have been working on. I am calling it the 'Taffy Go Round' Pillow.
To make this little pillow, all you need is:
16 white 5" squares
16 5" Prince Charming Charms (or charms of your choice)
1 Fat Quarter
Bowl with an 8"(ish) diameter 
First up, sort your Prince Charming charms by color. You will need 8 pairs of charms.
Then, draw a line corner to corner on your white charms. You see where this is going already, don't you! We are making Half Square Triangles :)
With the Prince Charming Charm on the bottom face up and the white charm line side up, sew a scant 1/4"down each side of the line.
Now, assemble your HSTs into pinwheels. you will need 4 pinwheels going each direction (I call the one on the left the 'right' pinwheel and the one on the right the 'left' pinwheel.
Now, with each of your 'right' pinwheels, place the bowl on top and draw a line around the bowl with a pencil or water dissolving pen.
Then, its time to line up each of the seams, pin and sew the circle onto the left pinwheel. Do this with each of your circles. You should now have 4 8" circle-in-square blocks.
Carefully, without nicking your front circle or the seam that attaches the circle to the back, trim out the inside circle of the back. I have big plans for mine and if I had left it, you would have been able to see the patterns through the white fabric.
Next, assemble the four blocks into one completed pillow top! Yay! Once mine was assembled, I created an envelope back out of one fat quarter. I cut my Fat quarter into two pieces. 
18"x12"
18"x10"
I pressed a double fold into the left edge of one of the pieces and the right edge of the other piece and sewed them down.
With the pillow top face up, place the backing face down as shown. (RST) It will create about a 4" overlap.
Pin in place and sew 1/2" all the way around the edge of the pillow. Turn right side out and use a sharp tool to push out the corners.
Ta Da! You now have a 16" Taffy Go Round Pillow ready to adorn your favorite lounging spot. Right now, mine is outside in the shade!

Our little shop would like to help two lucky winners make their very own 'Taffy Go Round' pillow so we are offering up two charm packs from our little shop to giveaway!
The rules for this giveaway are easy peasy:
1.We have several different charm packs to choose from so for your first entry, just drop by our little shop and let us know which charm pack you would choose to make this pillow.
2. Be a follower of Leona's blog (or become one!) that is a second entry.
3. For a third entry, I'd love for you to stop by my little corner of the bloggy world. Become a  follower of my blog and leave another comment on this post.
4.If you are a blogger or use facebook or twitter, please blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with your link!
This giveaway will end Saturday, August 20,2011 at midnight Eastern Standard Time!! Winners will be announced Sunday, August 21, 2011!!
Thanks for playing along and I hope you like the tutorial!
Have a Happy Sunday and Happy Quilting!!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!

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yorkie mom said...

I love Happy Campers!

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower of Leona's Quilting adventure!

Sunnybec said...

Happy Camper by American Jane for me too!! Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I follow Leona. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I am a new follower of A Crafty Fox. Linda

Quilter in the Gap said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I would use the Michael Miller Violet Craft Peacock Lane charm pack.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am already a follower of Leona's blog.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a new follower of A Crafty Fox

Quilter in the Gap said...

I added your giveaway to my blog http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

mblittle5 said...

What a cute pillow. I would use Denise Schmidt's fairgrounds & picnic! Thanks for the chance to win.

mblittle5 said...

I'm a new follower of Amanda's blog.

mblittle5 said...

I love your blog Leona. Of course I'm a follower.

Pia said...

Fairground Picnic for me please

Pia said...

I'm a follower at Leona's

Marsha said...

I think what would make an adorable pillow is Moda Aneela Hoey Little Apples.

Marsha said...

yes I'm a follower

gill said...

I'd choose Summersaults!

gill said...

I follow Leona

gill said...

I follow Amanda!

Barb said...

What a clever tutorial.....thank you.

L&M Creations said...

Would love Happy Campers or Little Apples!

L&M Creations said...

I also follow Leona's blog.

Marsha said...

I'm a follower of Crafty Fose ( a little fabric blog)

L&M Creations said...

I also follow That Crafty Fox's blog.

Barb said...

Love the Happy Camper charm pack

Patty C. said...

I would have to go with Fairgrounds Picnic -such beautiful fabric !!

Patty C. said...

I am a follower of Leona's Blog ;)

Patty C. said...

I am a new follower of Crafty Fox !!

Cindy said...

I am a follower of Leona's blog. Your pillows adorable.

Cindy said...

I'd like Little Apples

Cindy said...

I've become a foxy follower as well.

Karen said...

Joel Dewberry heirloom! Cool tutorial, can't wait to try it

Karen said...

I am following and I need that starry night pattern, it's great!

Diane H (Sideroad Stitcher) said...

Great tutorial and pillow, thanks.
I follow Leona.

Diane H (Sideroad Stitcher) said...

Aneela Hoey Little Apples would be my pick. Thanks again.

Lynn said...

i'd choose denyse schmitdt's charm pack. thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

i'm a current follower. thanks for the tutorial-i love it.

Lynn said...

i'm a follower of leona's blog too. thanks!

Kristen said...

I love Loulouthi or Heirloom...it's a tough choice! I HAVE to make this pillow. It's amazing!

Kristen said...

I'm a new follower of Leona!

Kristen said...

I already follow A Crafty Fox!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Great tutorial thanks!! & honestly I could go any one of those fabric packs, but I think I'd either have to choose little apples or heirloom...

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

I follow over here...

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

and I now officially follow over at Crafty fox (have secretly popped by to browse regularly for a little while though...)

Alli said...

I'd use the Heirloom charm pack! :)

Alli said...

I'm a new follower of Leona's blog. Hi!

Alli said...

I'm already a follower of A Crafty Fox. Thanks for the chance to win!

flowerofshona said...

im a happy follower :)

woodbines-creep said...

What a great tutorial, Amanda :D

Personally, I'd probably choose Heirloom or 1001 Peeps charms.

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

flowerofshona said...

I would chose the.... Free Spirit SummerSault charm pack it looks fun :)

woodbines-creep said...

I am already a follower ;D

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

woodbines-creep said...

I am already a follower to Amanda's blog, too~

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

I am an aviod follower of your blog Leona and thanks for the tut.

Maria said...

I would love to make a pillow out of Free Spirit Joel Dewberry Heirloom

heidiabc said...

I am in love with the Children at Play line!

heidiabc said...

I am a new follower of Leona, glad to have found you! :)

heidiabc said...

I've been checking out A Craft Fox for a while, following now :)

woodbines-creep said...

I blogged :B
http://quilting-queue.blogspot.com/2011/08/lull-and-other-things.html

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'd choose Happy Campers. It's lovely.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm already a follower of Leona's great blog.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I now follow A Crafty Fox.

Liz said...

I love the Summersault!

Liz said...

I'm a new follower of your blog, Leona!

Liz said...

And I've been a follower of A Crafty Fox (which is how I found this tutorial!)

Donna said...

what a fun pillow! I would choose Joel Dewberry's Free Spirit Heirloom charm pack-I am in love with those fabrics! thanks for the giveaway!

Donna said...

I'm following via GFC! great blog!

Donna said...

I follow A Crafty Fox already (that's how I heard about the giveaway) thanks!

Jo said...

I would love to make this cushion in Free Spirit SummerSault Hope I win, thanks for giving us the chance.

Jo said...

I am a follower of your blog

Jo said...

I also follow A Crafty Fox, and did leave a comment

Donna said...

I posted the giveaway link on FB

Taffy Go Round Giveaway

Beezus said...

I like the Joel Dewberry's Heirloom charm pack. It's some of my favorite fabric right now. :)

Jenny said...

i think Summersault would look great with this pattern, what a cool pillow!

Jenny said...

i follow Leona's blog

Jenny said...

I follow yoru blog too Amanda!

Stray Stitches said...

My choice of charm packs would be Denyse Schmidt Fairs Picnic. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

♥Duff said...

i would choose the LouLouThi charm pack--it's perfect!

♥Duff said...

I"m a follower!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower of Leona's blog! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

Sadie said...

I would choose Lizzy House 1001 Peeps charm pack :-)

Sadie said...

I'm following Leona's Quilting Adventure :-)

Sadie said...

I follow Crafty Fox too :-)

Ella said...

I'd use Little Apples.

Ella said...

I follow Leona.

Ella said...

I also follow Crafty Fox! I'm excited to try this tutorial!

Little Island Quilting said...

I would use DS's Fairground and Picnics.

Little Island Quilting said...

Already follow Amanda's blog

Char said...

Hi! I'm a follower on Leona's blog (and I love it! Thank you).

Char said...

I just LOVE the Tula Pink charm pack that you used. Been looking for it for some time now. This is what I would use

Char said...

I'm now a new follower of A Crafty Fox. Thanks for the wonderful give-away!

Nancy D. said...

I'd choose the Free Spirit SummerSault charm pack. Great tutorial.

Nancy D. said...

I'm a follower

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just love Little Apples :-) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower of Leona's blog ;-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a new follower of the Crafty Fox.

Jessica said...

I would choose Loulouthi!

Jessica said...

I follow Leona :)

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite charm pack is Joel Dewberry's Heirloom! I just love the colors!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a regular follower of Leona's Quilting Adventures!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a new follower of Westwood's blog. The pillow tutorial is fabulous -- cannot wait to make the pillow!

Sharon Pernes said...

I would love to make this pillow with somersault, I have had my eye on that fabric.

Sharon Pernes said...

I follow Leona's blog

Sharon Pernes said...

I now follow crafty fox

Sharon Pernes said...

I added this giveaway to my blogs giveaway page
http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/p/blog-friends-giveaways.html

robin said...

I'm a follower. :)

robin said...

I'd choose the Denyse Schmidt charm packs. :)

Needled Mom said...

I love that cute pillow. I am thinking that I need to make one of theses, I think it would be fabulous in the Tule Pink Free Spirit.

Needled Mom said...

I follow Leona.

Needled Mom said...

I am your newest follower too.

Rebecca said...

I'd pick Joel Dewberry's Heirloom ~ thanks for the chance! This is such a cute project!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow Leona's blog :)

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog too :)

arlette said...

I love Happy Campers!!!!

arlette said...

I'm Leona's follower

Elena said...

Wonderful tutorial!! I would like to make a cushion like this.
Is it open to international readers? if so count me in please.
Anna Maria Horner LouLouThi is the perfect collection to make one.
hank you so much for this chance to win :)

Elena said...

Following Leona :)

Elena said...

And following yours too

Lisa Marie said...

Cute pillow! I would like to make it with the Summersault charms.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow Leona's blog.

robin said...

Already following A Crafty Fox. :)

robin said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/102831474197266432

Thanks for the giveaway! Those are lovely pillows.

Sallie said...

I would choose Free Spirit SummerSault by Erin McMorris. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I already follow Leona's blog.

Tiffany said...

Wow this is a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing - I saw the picture on flikr this morning and was in love so I'm glad I can make my own now!

I would choose the heirloom charm pack, lovely!

Tiffany said...

I am a new follower of Leona's blog - thanks for introducing me to it!

Tiffany said...

This Crafty Fox already follows A Crafty Fox :)

LethargicLass said...

Great tutorial... one question because I'm not sure... are the circles left raw edged? And I would choose the Peacock Lane charms :)

LethargicLass said...

I follow Leona's blog :)

LethargicLass said...

And I follow Amanda :)

Christine M said...

Great tutorial. I love the circles. I would choose Free Spirit by Tula Pink. Thanks for the chance.

Christine M said...

I follow Leona's blog.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING LEONA'S BLOG!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING A CRAFTY FOX!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

James-Linda said...

THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL!!!
I'D CHOOSE THE SARAH JANE FABRICS!
THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Melody said...

What a fabulous tutorial. I'd love to make it with Free Spirit SummerSault by Erin McMorris

Melody said...

I am a follower of Leona's blog

Melody said...

I'm now a Crafty Fox follower too.

Dawn said...

I'd use Children at Play boy to make pillows for my little boys!

Dawn said...

I follow A Crafty Fox

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I really like this charm pack...
Free Spirit Tula Pink Prince Charming Charm Pack with 30 (5) Inch Charms

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow Leona's Quilting blog.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm following ACrafty Fox

Pam said...

I tweeted a bout the giveaway. @nalaxu

Pam said...

I am a follower of Leona's blog

Pam said...

I am a follower of acraftyfox blog

Pam said...

I think I would like to make this with Fairgrounds picnic

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks for the tutorial...very clever and the giveaway. I love Heirloom by Joel Dewberry.

pinsandneedles said...

I'm a follower of Crafty Fox!

Laura said...

I would choose the peacock lane charm pack. So cute!

Laura said...

I follow the crafty fox blog!

Laura said...

I now subscribe to Leona's blog. Love finding new quilting blogs!

Paula Ganyard said...

I would love to have the Free Spirit Tula Pink Prince Charming Charm Pack.

Paula Ganyard said...

Already a follower of your blog and really enjoy it.

Paula Ganyard said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. (@Paula924)

Paula Ganyard said...

I am also now a follower of A Crafty Fox blog. I love learning about new blogs!

Crystal said...

I love how the Prince Charming turned out, so that's probably what I would get. This pillow is great!!

Jamie said...

I am a Crafty Fox follower!

Jamie said...

I loe the LouLouThi and Little Apples charm packs!

Jamie said...

I am a new follower of Leona's Quilting Adventure!

jennifer said...

Little Apples :)

Kell said...

I would pick Joel Dewberry's Heirloom.

Kell said...

I'm a new follower of Leona's blog!

Kell said...

I follow Amanda's blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

jennifer said...

I follow Leona.

Kritta22 said...

I love little apples.. Thanks for the giveaway

Amorette said...

not fair, it is so hard to choose they are all wonderful! the tula pink, the loulouthi...but the children at play boy pack is perfect to make one for my son- he adores his pillows!

Amorette said...

new follower to leona's blog!

Amorette said...

already a follower at a crafty fox!

Zoe said...

Oooh! It would have to be the 1001 peeps, I just adore the whole line :) Gorgeous tutorial, thank you!

Cecilia said...

I would choose Little Apples.:-)

Cecilia said...

I am already a follower of Leona.

Cecilia said...

I am a new follower of crafty fox. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anita said...

Great tutorial! I would use the Prince Charming charm pack..although Little Apples is cute too :)

Anita said...

I am a follower of the Crafty Fox...love that blog :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Leah said...

I love Denyse Schmidt's new fabric collection for Fabric Traditions

Great tutorial

Leah said...

I'm a follower of Leona's blog

Leah said...

I'm a follower of A Craft Fox

Kirsten N said...

I am a follower of Crafty Fox(y) Amanda.

Kirsten N said...

And a new follower of your blog!

Kirsten N said...

I would love to make the pillow form the MM Violet Craft Peacock Lane fabric!

SewHappyGeek said...

For sure Little Apples!

SewHappyGeek said...

I'm a follower of your blog too.

Melody said...

I just blogged about your wonderful give-a-way and your fabulous tutorial.
http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com/

jayne said...

I love finding new blogs! I am a new follower of Leona's.

jayne said...

I follow Crafty Fox...love it!

jayne said...

Cutest little pillows! I think I would have to go with Anna Maria Horner.

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-block.html

free indeed said...

I am so attracted to curvy things, so this pillow was super! I would choose Loulouthi for my charm pack. I haven't worked with that line yet and would love to see the line.

free indeed said...

I'm a follower of Leona's already.

Lee said...

I would choose Little Apples by AHoey! so cute and so is your design!

Lee said...

I follow Leona's blog already! thank you!

Lee said...

I follow the Crafty Fox of course! thank you!

Cory said...

I would chose the Heirloom by Joel Dewberry Charm Pack. Thank you for this chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

Cory said...

Leona, I am a follower of your blog. Thank you and Amanda for the chance to win some great fabric. Take care and God bless, Cory

Sandy said...

I would choose the Tula Pink Prince Charming pack. Thanks for the tut and the opportunity to win!=)

Kathy said...

I follow Leona's Quilting Adventure. Thanks for a cute giveaway.

Kathy said...

I blogged about your giveaway today at:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/08/monday-needs-motivation.html

Kathy said...

I am a follower of A Crafty Fox too!

Kathy said...

I would choose the Little Apples charm pack if I won (on my birthday 8/20)... hint hint... I know, you'll be choosing with Mr. Random Number Generator... Wishful thinkin' Have a great day!

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