Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tutorial: Sprocket Pillows

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These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify the instructions/pattern so they are beginner friendly, and super fun to make. If you’ve never worked with a template or curves, and your nervous about it…these pillows are a perfect place to start. The only problem with them is that you can’t make just one…trust me …I tried.

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There are pattern templates for two sizes:

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Click on the image below to download the pattern templates

*For best results, print the templates directly from google docs (click file on the left and print). If you are using explorer or firefox….make sure you hit "fit to printable area", or "print actual size" in the printer preferences.

** Please do not re-post the link to these templates on your own website! Thank you!

sprocket button

You will also need:

Large fabric scraps for the top wedges, a 5" x width of fabric strip for the middle (plus a little extra for the large size), a fat quarter for the back, a bag of poly-fill stuffing, and a button and thread for the center.

Let’s get started!!!!

1. Cut out the template for the size pillow that you are making. Using the template cut out 12 wedges.

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2. Arrange the wedges how you like them. Sew the wedges into pairs, right sides together. Sew from the tip to the end. Use a 1/4" seam allowance while constructing the pillow top.

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3. Press and arrange the pairs. Sew the pairs into two halves.

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4. Pin the edges and center seams of the halves together. Sew the halves together, slightly pulling or easing the fabric as necessary to get the edges and center to match. Don’t worry if your center seams don’t match perfectly…that’s what the button is for. Press well.

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5. Make the pillow back by folding the backing fat quarter, and the circle top in half. Line up the folds, trace, and cut out the back.

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6. Cut the strip for the pillow center. The strip sizes are:

Large Pillow: 5" x 50" strip

Small Pillow: 5" x 43 1/2" strip

Sew the ends of the strip right sides together using a 1/2" seam allowance and press. You’ll use a 1/2" seam allowance from here on out.

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7. Pin one edge of the strip to the edges of the pillow top. Start anywhere and work your way around, easing or slightly stretching as necessary. If you have too much excess, pin all the way around except for the last 6” or so and pinch the extra together and sew it together. If you don’t have enough strip and you can’t slightly stretch it larger…you can either cut and sew another small strip on, or pin the strip 1/8" or so in from the pillow top edge.

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Remember that you can’t use too many pins!

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8. Sew along the edge using a 1/2" seam allowance.

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9. Now pin the other edge of the middle strip to the backing, right sides together. Do it the same way you did the front.

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10. Again, sew along the edge using a 1/2" seam allowance…but this time leave a 4" hole for turning and stuffing.

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11. Turn the pillow right side out and stuff with your poly-fill. I like my pillow to look full but still be really cushy…that way when you add the button it sinks right in.

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12. Sew up the hole either by hand or machine.

13. Get your button, needle and thread ready. If you want to make a fabric covered button like I did…you can buy kits at any fabric/craft store….they are super simple and take about 10 seconds. I recommend using thick thread like embroidery thread to add the button….but I didn’t have any for the tutorial so just ignore the thread I’m using in the photos.

Knot the end of your thread and put the needle through the center back of your pillow and push it to the front center.

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Loop the thread/needle through your button a few times and put the needle back through the front to the back.

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Pull the thread until the button is depressed in the front enough for your liking, and knot the thread in the back of the pillow. You can cover the back knot with another button…or just leave it.

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And there you go. Aren’t they fun???!!!! Now you can make more in no time.

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This tutorial is my cheesy way of saying thank you. THANK YOU for visiting this blog, THANK YOU for writing me sweet comments even though I’m really bad at replying, and a huge GIANT THANK YOU to those of you who spent your time and money to send me fabric for humanitarian quilts. I knew I wouldn’t be able to send individual thank you to each of you…so I hope that this tutorial can be my version of a thank you card to each of you. Now I’m taking a short break from blogging until I catch up with my life a little. -Allison

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jan said...

Those are really lovely!

rubyslipperz said...

thank...THANK YOU...for taking the time to take pics, etc for this tute...It is REALLY cute... I sew wanna make one!!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

shez said...

Thankyou very much for showing us how to make these delightful cushions it is very kind of you ,well done they are gorgous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the tutorial Allison and relax and catch up!

Q @ JAQS said...

Thank you for that great tutorial :). Can't wait to make some of these - they are absolutely adorable!

Venus de Hilo said...

These are fabulous... adding them to my future projects list right now. Thanks for sharing your creation with us, and showing how to make for ourselves.

Q said...

I lurve these they are awesome I also saw the words quick and easy in there so I am really looking forward to making loads of them! Thank you!

Kris said...

You can bet I will be making oodles of these fun pillows! I will blog them, and link you up!
Thanks!!! LOVE them!

Linz said...

Um... LOVE THESE!!! Thank you for hosting such a fun blog! I might just make one of these tonight... :)

Amy said...

very pretty,thank you for the tutorial.

Rocio said...

Thanks a lot for this tutorial! You make it look not so difficult. These pillows would be perfect also as an outdoor version. I may try soon... :)

Judy said...

Oh Thank you for being my first blog to follow and my favorite to this day! Thank you for helping the beginners. Thank you for being you.

Impera_Magna said...

I love the pillows.. thank you SO much for the pattern and tutorial!

Di~ said...

Love the pillows, I want to get started tomorrow! Thank You.

Stacey said...

I seem to have a bit of a pillow obsession lately and I adore these. I'm making one today!

ara said...

Muchas gracias!!!!!!!!!!!
Es genial, me gusta muchisimo.
Besos.

CJ said...

Thank YOU! I loved the pillow you did awhile back like this and now I think I will make one of these to match one of my daughter's quilts. Which ONE will be the toughest decision I make this week. ;)

Amy said...

They are so adorable! I never thought I would you that word to describe a pillow!

flisa said...

Great tutorial! Beautiful pillows! Thank you for sharing!

junglewife said...

Thank you! I am making one right now! I am finding that if you cut a layer cake square in half, you can get two large template wedges out of one half, and then use the other half (5 x 10 inches) to piece together to make the edge strip. So out of 6 layer cake squares and then a piece of fabric for the back, you can make a large pillow, or a large AND a small pillow if you use a different fabric for the sides!

Madster said...

Greetings from Singapore, and thank you for wonderful tutorial. I just love your blog. Even if I don't really sew :)

bruinbr said...

These are too adorable! THANK YOU for the great tutorial! Can't wait to make some!

azucena said...

QUE BONITOSSSSSS

GabyLux said...

It´s so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Brenda said...

Well Done~ Enjoy your break. The blogging has been super...but me time is absolutely necessary for everyone.

quiltypleasuresonline.net said...

Oh my .... I'm going to need a longer sofa {sigh}

Leigh

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!!!!
Gracias por el tutorial....
Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!!

Nell said...

Great tutorial! I have been meaning to have a go with curves, this may be a good chance! I like your choice of colours too. :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Awesome pillow, Allison. Can't wait to try this. Love it!

LJ said...

I love your pillows!!

Peggy said...

OH I love your pillows! They bring back memories of my grandma and her pillows. She had a love for round pillows... sprocket style, pleated, smocked, you name it... she had made it! Thank you! :)

Cathy said...

Oh gosh! Another great thing to add to my list of do's. Reminds me of my mom and gram's couch. I have so many irons in the fire, this one will have to wait till my sewing is caught up.

thanks cathy

Jodie said...

Wow these look great! So many things on my list to finish or start, but I may just put them all on hold to make one of these! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. You really do give out such wonderful information and want you to know that I very much appreciate it. Jodie

Dawnmarie said...

Very cute pillows - I'm already thinking I should make some for my screen porch redo. Thanks for sharing

Cindy said...

Really cute! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara said...

you are an incredible human being - thank YOU for your dear blog and this awesome pattern

webbs said...

What cute pillows! I'm printing out the templates right now and going to make some this week. Thank you for always sharing your creative ideas with us.

b78ayers said...

You are just the sweetest thing and I love everything you offer up on this blog! Take the time -well deserved.

JCnNC said...

Those pillows are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. Always a joy to visit your blog. Judy C

randi---i have to say said...

cute! my mom just got a new couch and i am thinking a pillow may be nesessary! :)

tracy_a said...

thank you for always sharing so many wonderful projects!

Gerri said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, and have a wonderful time catching up with life!

Sandy said...

And a big fat thank you to you, Allison! What a great tutorial...easy with pictures...my kind!! Your blog is charming and I love visiting it...such eye candy! Have a great "time-off"...looking forward to your return.

VickiT said...

Awesome looking pillows. Great tute. Thank you so much. Have a great break to catch up on life. Get lots of rest and have fun. Will miss you so don't forget to come back. :)

Elsa said...

love love love these pillows! thanks so much for the template and the tutorial. If I weren't going to do a sew day with my friend (we're doing a quilt along of the Single Girl Quilt), I'd be making this pillow!

KRISTA said...

Those are REALLY cute! I may just have to give those a try, even though I haven't ever attempted anything like that! Thank you for sharing!!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

Love love love! my girls would love these cuties on their beds! Thank you for sharing tutorials. =)

**nicke... said...

Thank You so much Allison! They really are very cute and I can't wait to make one!

di said...

I LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing this darling project with us!

amy smart said...

So darling, Allison.

Jamie Lee said...

Wow, I love these! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us!

Gunilla K said...

Wow!! Lovley! and thanks so much!
Gunilla

Pepe said...

Wow! Simply fantastic! I'll make it!!!

Laura said...

Both pillows are wonderful! Thank you.

Hope you have some wonderful peaceful time to get caught up on non-blog stuff.

Tasha from Creation Corner said...

These are beautiful. I cannot wait to make some. Thank you for always inspring me and so many of us. You are amazing. I think we should be thanking you!

Sandra said...

Your pillows are fabulous! Thanks for posting the tutorial:)

mamaneedstowashherhair said...

hi! i've never commented on your blog before, but i have been following you for awhile and have to tell you that you have inspired me so much! i've recently started my own blog, where i have list YOU as one of my favorites! so on this little break of yours come visit me at www.mamaneedstowashherhair.com :)

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very pretty!! Love it and thank you for sharing!!! You inspire me!! in MANY MANY ways, I want to publish my own patterns-write more tutorials for my blog....so much!! Don't know how you do it!!???

toots2u said...

you are the best.... thank you! Enjoy your blogging break and will look forward to you coming back. Thanks again!!

Cheapo Mimi in Nashville said...

Love you, Allison! I've been casting around trying to find this pattern ever since I saw your pillow like this a few months ago. I can't wait to start cranking them out. I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable break.

kathytypestoo said...

oh man! i wasn't supposed to want to sew anything this week while i get ready for my nieces and nephew to visit. guess i better clean up quick so i have some time to make a few hundred of these! thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

bless your sweet heart for being so generous. I clicked on a link to your blog today from littlebiggirlstudio and the page loaded up with those awesome pillows! I love them! the fabric you used is just perfect. You made them look super easy in your tutorial. I have never done curves before, but I just may give it a try.

Lauren P said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I cannot wait to make one!

bethanndodd said...

These make me smile :) Definately putting these on my HAVE TO MAKE list...thanks for the great tutorial! Smiles

Julie said...

oh. gosh. i love these pillows. and i sure need something new and cute in my family room now that spring & summer are heading our way. this is a new item on my 'to make' list! thanks so much!! you're the best :-)

letrecivette said...

Thanks! It's very cute! I want try! Next time I'll show it!
Nice week,Monica

Laura Maxell said...

these are so cute. they make me think of my nana because they are something she would have had at her house. thank you so much for sharing this with us. i can't wait to make some :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You're such a fabulous explainer. You make everything seem so easy and totally doable. I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

lifeinredshoes said...

Woooo Hooooo! I have a Sprocket on the docket:)

Thank you!

Deb said...

Glad this showed up in my Google Reader this morning! Mondays are my day off and I was looking for a good project - it went together great! My new Sprocket Pillow is sitting on ours bed!

Kayla said...

I'm a loyal reader but lazy commenter..but those are sooo cute! I love them and can't wait to make some! =)

MARIZE ARTES DIPANO said...

Amei o tutorial. Muito bom! Vou tentar fazer! Felicidades e sucesso! Deus abençoe a todos!
Abraços com carinho.
Marize/Maceió-Alagoas/BRASIL

Thimbleanna said...

These are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

L.O.V.E. them!
Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial!

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

Allison--

I love these pillows and I love you! I subscribe to a bazillion blogs but I always have to read yours. You have brilliant skills and ideas but also I love that you don't update your blog every day. As a fellow blogger I honestly can't believe how other bloggers don't get overwhelmed with everything and still post awesome things every day. Good luck with all your tasks at hand!

Krista S. said...

Loved this tutorial!!!!! It went together very smoothly and quickly! You are a great inspiration, thank you!

Here is my finished product:

http://thehandmadehomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/03/sprocket-pillow.html

k_pusch said...

I love love love these pillows! Can't wait to try them. Working on the Raw Edge Circle Quilt now and it is so super cute. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!

loves2spin said...

Oh, this is perfect! I have lots of fabric scraps and will make some of these for Christmas gifts. I like to start early. :) Thank you!

Septiembre said...

Thank you very much Allison, is a great tutorial and enjoyable to do.

Sue said...

Just added that gorgeous tutorial to my list of things to make, so cute :o)

Emily Elizabeth said...

Okay, my only question is how to keep your toddler from pulling off the buttons. I made some tufted pillows a couple weeks ago -
http://emmmylizzzy.blogspot.com/2011/03/past-project-friday_25.html
And i've already had to sew them back on 3 times!

redcedar said...

I'm a little daunted - but these look like so much fun! I've got some patio furniture that could use some cushioning this summer...

Monika said...

Mmm. I have just finished a cathedral patchwork cushion. I know this is my next project. I love it.

Prof. S said...

I lovelovelove these pillows!! Thank you *so* much for the tutorial...these are now on my to-do list.

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

These are gorgeous! I'm doing my children's room in those exact colors- some of my favorites. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Blessings,
Michele

Lucia said...

Love this!! Thank you for the tutorial. I can picture these in a future room of my girls. :)

Emily. said...

Thank you so much! I just had to make one this afternoon and it turned out SO nice. And yes, you're right, you can't make just one...

Aimee said...

super cute! Thanks for sharing!

auntie said...

Love this!!

Amanda Murphy said...

These are adorable! Great job!

sewemily said...

LOVE these! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm new to sewing and have been looking for my next project...one for a beginner. I've found it! THANKS!

Misty Russell said...

Love these pillows! Thanks for the tutorial, i've been wanting to spice up my pillow selection!

Marianne said...

Nice!
Greeting from Sweden

Joy @ Light Bulbs said...

So great. Thanks.

WendyB said...

You make it look so easy! I love the fabric selections you use!
Sew on! Wendy - the Fabric Quarter

Melody said...

These are so cute. I gave my daughter a sewing machine for Christmas in 2009 and she's sewing up a storm. She's looking for a new townhouse right now and I can see us sewing up a boatload of these for her new place! Thank you so much

tkkey423 said...

Thank you for sharing. These pillows are really cute and I do plan on making some. I enjoy your blog!

Teresa said...

These pillows are SEW cute I can barely stand it! I'm getting my Bernina next weekend! Can't WAIT to learn to SEW!
Love your blog!
Thank you for all that you share!
I tweeted about this tutorial!
Do you tweet?
xo

Jenny said...

Wow this is a fantastic tutorial, love it! I have so many fabric scraps left over from my work that it would be a perfect way to use them up.... will give it a go and link back to you when I do! This is the first time I've been to your blog, it is lovely :) Have a lovely weekend, Jenny x

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I am going to dig through my scraps this afternoon and make me a few dozen! I love these! Thank you!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Very cute! I will keep this wonderful tutorial in mind!

Ana Seixas said...

Lovely pillows! Thanks for just being there sharing your life and projects with us. It's always a nice surprise to visit you here!

Ana from Portugal

Cara said...

I am in LOVE with these pillows! They look so cheerful, and that pattern seems so simple. Thank you for sharing. :)

Heartsdesire said...

Oh my gosh, these are cute pillows. Thanks so much for the great tutorial on how to make them.

Ashley said...

Thank you for the tutorial, it was very simple and the pillow turned out great!
http://sisterdontshakehands.blogspot.com/2011/04/sprocket-pillow.html

mama2five said...

Wow these pillows are so cute. Great tutorial, perfect for me to be able to follow - you took so many pictures it must have took you an age, huge thanks

beccy said...

Beautiful, like all your tutorials! :)

ChezVies said...

This is fabulous...Thanks so much for sharing it

Sharon said...

Oh dear, my husband has had a moratorium on decorative pillows but I think that's about to come to an abrupt end. Thanks for the tutorial! ;)

Sarah said...

Thnak you so much for the tutorial. I have made four so far and I have modified the pattern to make a 3' floor pillow for my daughter. They all turned out great.

Thank you again, Sarah

sewemily said...

LOVE these pillows...they are my next project. Linked to your blog.

http://sewemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/here-sprocket/

Thanks!

Amanda said...

Love this! I featured it today on Today's Top 20!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Allison! That is the cutest pillow ever! Of course your fabulous fabrics help too! Thx Jenn

Rebeca said...

Obrigada por compartilhar! Adoro almofadas redondas!

Kristen and Ryan said...

I love your site and these pillows! I had to make some once I read your tutorial. Check out my log to see a picture of it!
http://www.allsnugasabug.blogspot.com/

CreativeMama said...

Clever! Nice way to use up scraps! I have made floor cushion earlier but never thought replacing it with bits of fabric or was i was too lazy to actually sit down and join pieces.

Thanks for the inspiration!

CreativeMama said...

I am your newest follower! Would be elated if you drop by over at my blog - Adithis Amma Sews and also may be have a look at the Tutorials Page

Jennie said...

These are so cute, they have been promptly added somewhere near the top of my crafty to do list!

Nerd Mama said...

I found these over at agaagg... I hope they're half as easy as you make them look, because if I can do it properly these would be perfect for using up a bunch of fabric scraps I have collected over the years! Thank you so much for sharing!

Amanda said...

These look amazing! Your tutorial is great, will be trying to follow along and make one or two!

Rikki said...

Stopping thanks to agaagg! This is gonna be my next project for my little girls room. Im some what new to sewing and this looks like a great tutorial! Thanks for posting! Now following!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured this on my blog today!

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Denise said...

I really love these pillows! In fact, I scheduled a mini feature of it at Extreme Personal Measures.
for this afternoon!
Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Eleni said...

Ooooohhh I'm in love:-) <3 pure love at first sight!!! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely on my to do list on my blog @http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com.

Eleni

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

LOVE these pillows! So cute! Thanks for the tute on how to make them! Stopping by from AGAAGG!!!

Jennifer Golden said...

I saw you on a girl and a glue gun... these are the cutest pillows!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to make some today!

The Drama Mama said...

Oh my word, LOVE this! I might have to attempt this (attempt being the key word!) Thank you so much for sharing!

Ima Broad said...

Love these pillows! Can't wait to make one, thank you so much for creating and sharing this tutorial!

Liz said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get started on mine. I will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts!

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

Absolutely LOVE these! I think I might need to make two for the boys for Easter. Great way to use up some of those favorite fabrics.

nicoledemana crafts said...

thank you so much for sharing these amazing cushions,they are so sweet done in that fabric I hope you do not take offence but I am going to make the large on for a dog bed well I will give it a whril ttfn Nicole

manu said...

W O N D E R F U L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you very very much for this tutorial!!
Kisses
Emanuela

Annalee said...

I love this! I am going to make some with the scraps leftover from the quilt I made (using your pattern) for my daughters bed!!! THank you!!!

Charo said...

Thank you for sharing, it lools really easy and it's a cute pillow.
I'm going to make one this Easter holidays!
Greetings from Spain

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Wow, thanks so much for this tutorial, these are absolutely gorgeous!

pinkbrain said...

I just made one for my son and he loves it. First he stood on it, then threw it, and finally hugged it. Toddler approved!
I'm definitely going to make more of these! Thanks!

Claudia said...

Thanks for this beautiful pattern! And thank you for all your trouble. I will be making one that's for sure! Greetings from Germany

Rebeca said...

Muito obrigada pelo tutorial! Viciei nessas almofadas: elas são lindas e é uma delícia fazê-las! Você foi muito gentil...

Sonia said...

Awesome, and thankyou, can't wait to make me a few.

Carlin.Ashley.Liam said...

Thank you for putting that tutorial up! They are so amazing and I can't wait to make a few!

Stacey said...

Just wanted to say thank you, Allison. I made one of these for my sister last month (finally just got around to blogging it) and am so jealous. I can't wait to make one for myself. Thanks for your generosity!

Stacey
http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com

Chrystal said...

I love these. Can't wait to try making some!

Hexe said...

Danke für die schönen Kissen und Danke für die tolle Anleitung.
LG Hexe

jessicajane said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! I ended up making one of these recently and I blogged about it :) http://jessicajanehandmade.blogspot.com/2011/06/being-suzy-homemaker.html

bbw1942 said...

ryan sent me and he said to tell you that your pillow is yummy but his is yummier, LOL! just teasing. having a pillow give-a-way?? here i am, with my arms outstretched!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Followed the link from Ryan's blog, I'm definitely going to make one of these too. Thanks for sharing :)

Cathy said...

Ryan sent me!!...your pillows are stuffed more than his...but they are all wonderful. Just finishing up a quilt for my great-nephew and will make one out of the scraps (John Deere fabrics) should be a fun pillow for him.
Will be following your blog now that I know about it.

Linda said...

What a kewl idea!!! love dresden plates anyway so why not make a pillow.. thanks for the tutorial,, by the way Ryan sent me..
Linda J
VA
LJeterpudd@aol.com

Uli said...

Those are great! I esp. love your fabric choice.
I made something similiar from my scraps last weekend. See pics on my blog, I linked to your tutorial for anyone who might be interested. I hope that's ok.
I love all of your designs btw. you truly have a hand for chosing the fabric.
love
Uli from Germany

Hexe said...

Ich hab jetzt auch ein Sprocket Pillow genäht. War Dank der tollen Anleitung total einfach nachzuarbeiten. Wer möchte, kann es gerne auf meinem Blögchen bewundern. ;-) Zur Anleitung hierher hab ich auch verlinkt, ich hoffe, das ist in Ordnung. LG Hexe

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

These couldn't possibly be more fun - or gorgeous! I shared this in my Saturday Seven lineup this morning. http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/06/saturday-seven-no-16.html

Shelly Hickox said...

These are adorable!!! Will be so cute on my new porch. :-)

urbancraftmama.com said...

I just saw these on "positively splendid" - they just got added to my pinterest 'crafts I MUST make' board. Thanks for the fun tutorial!

sewsewgirly said...

Many thanks for the pattern and tute Allison! This looks like lots of fun.

You are even more generous than Ryan said you would be!!

Cheers
Tania x

Mel said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial - I just finished mine off (my first real sewing project completed!):
http://i52.tinypic.com/161x9na.jpg

Khris said...

Love the cushion...thanks for sharing your tutorial. I have linked to you on my freebies blog. Hugs Khris

quilary said...

They look wonderful. Thanks for such lovely clear instructions.

NoMimikry said...

Hello Allison,

what a great tutorial. Thanks so much and now I will take a trip to your blog and other postings.

Greets from Germany
Mimi

Magdalena, The Craft Revival said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome tute. I have just made my first sprocket pillow and it turned out fabulously - thanks to your easy instructions and printable pattern. I will be writing a blog post with a link to you.

coolkat said...

Hi Alison,
Ryan sent me.... :)

I just love this cushion and I had to whip up a couple. They look sensational. Your tut is great. & sorry im not that neat. I just threw it together.. You can link off to my blog and see how mine turned out. Thanks again from down under.
kath

Lisa Margreet said...

Hi there, these pillows are gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial. As a way of a thank you, if you are still in need of fabric for your humanitarian quilts then please let me know as I have a large fabric stash and I would happily send you some.
Lisa Margreet

Michelle said...

Oh gosh.. I just made a sprocket pillow and I have to say I am IN LOVE with the pattern. I made one for my niece's birthday and it was so quick!

I blogged about my pillow here if you're interested.

Thanks again for the lovely pattern.

Michelle
Bok Bok B'Gerk

Lalawear said...

Thank you very much for this great tutorial!
I'm Dutch but and even for me it was very easy to understand!!

Love it!!!

Lori

Sprocket said...

So nice to see a pillow named after me. If I ever get any spare time from crime blogging to get back to sewing, I might try making one of these. You did an excellent job of presenting the steps on how to make this pillow.

Laura Ann said...

I loved this tutorial so much that I featured it on my blog: http://everaftercraftscompany.com/2011/07/19/sprocket-pillow/

momi_dini said...

I love this tutorial...can't hardliy wait to make it...thanks ^^

Janice said...

So cute, so easy... I love love love them. Had to make them. I made quilts for my kids (6) and now am making matching sprockets. http://robandjanbishop.blogspot.com/2011/08/using-up-scraps.html Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

christy @ linbry lane said...

wow, such an awesome tutorial and sweet pillows! Thanks for sharing!

naop said...

Hello. I landed here through a friend of mine and I was so inspired by these pillows that I HAD to make them. The tutorial was so easy (very well explained)to follow and I am happy with the outcome. I make quilts myself (well, used to.. now I have moved onto a different "addiction") Your quilts are all so beautiful and I love coming here to look at all the pretty fabrics and what you make with them.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for inspiration!
I featured your blog on mine.

http://naopcapps.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_08.html

Marketa Taylor said...

HI, ok I am having a lot of trouble with the band pefectly matching the two round shapes. Can you help me out? Thanks Marketa

Kim said...

Love this tutorial! Thank you for all of the inspiration. Your blog is one of my favorites!

Cindy said...

Your tutorial inspired me to make "pincushion" versions, which make me smile every time I use them. So, of course I had to feature your tutorial on my blog, SEW that!

www.sewthat.blogspot.com

kat said...

I just made one, and am by no means experienced with sewing. It was a lot of fun...and I LOVE the outcome!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

katrilli said...

Thank you for this lovely, lovely tutorial. I love this pillow.

Many creetings from Finland !
Katrilli

http://www.artfire.com/users/auntiechrisquiltfabric said...

What a great look.How pretty.

Jamie Lynn said...

Thank you for the wonderful pattern and tutorial. I am a beginner, and I am constantly feeling overwhelming by blogs and tutorials. Yours was easy to follow -- and it was my first successful sewing project! Thanks again.

Unknown said...

I saw your Sprocket Pillow made up in Halloween Fabric at LolaPink fabrics today. I have not sewed in years, but, now I am inspired. I cannot wait to give your pattern a try.

Yellow Suitcase Studio said...

Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial! So awesome!

I modified the pattern for use as a chair cushion. I quilted the top, added ties, and made it skinnier! You can see it here: http://bit.ly/pJKqDW

FELTRO POR MIM said...

Lindo trabalho!
Vou tentar fazer, espero conseguir.

Beautiful work!
I'll try to do, I hope to achieve.

Debbie said...

I'm a fairly new subscriber to your blog.
I can't wait to make one or two of these pillows. They're just beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Debbie

jim said...

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http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TTE&Category_Code=nylon-thread-information

Cassandra said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. You can check out mine here http://casscansew.blogspot.com/2011/11/2-cushions-2-ways.html
I have linked to you in my post.

Cass

blkenigma888 said...

This is SOOOO cute! This is a perfect Christmas gift for my sister in laws! Thanks so much!
Alyssa
http://www.cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com

gale said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I decided at the last minute to make one for my MIL and it was truly as easy as you said. I managed to get it done in just a few hours. Here's how it came out:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/gale2/projects/sprocketpillow.jpg

Jody said...

I think these are great! I'm very new to quilting, sewing and of course pillows. I have made pillows with the embroidery blocks but never pieced pillow's. You're tutorial makes it very easy to follow!!!!

Dale said...

Very Pretty!! Great tutorial!! I sew, so your instructions are easy to follow!! Thanks!

samadhya said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial - I've never tried pillows like this before and it was so straightforward! I'm going to make a heap of them :-)
I had just finished a baby room collection with a quilt and bunting and now I have a lovely pillow in matching fabric!
Wonderful stuff, thank you for sharing.
ais x

Melissa said...

so cute! As always, you have the best taste! Thanks for posting the tutorial and pattern, this is on my to do list for my daughter's room, I think these will look so cute on her bed!

Mrs Shilts said...

Thank you for such a fab tutorial. I've made my very own cushion and blogged about it here...

http://www.mrsshilts.co.uk/2012/01/sprocket/

x

Nowa Ja said...

How sweet pillows:) I wish I had such a pillow:)

Axa said...

awesome! I can't wait to make one!

Colors of Timeless said...

Many thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
I love it.

Janet said...

These are terrific, thank you for the great tutorial!

Jen said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I made one for my girls' room and it was so fun to make!
http://www.leaandlars.blogspot.com/2012/01/sprocket-pillow.html

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Love this round pillow! Thanks for the tutorial...Def going to make some. Love your blog!!
patti

Dita said...

Very lovely pillow and great tutorial. Can't wait to make one (or a lot of them!!)

Bibiê said...

Boa noite!
Parabéns pela linda almofada!
Muito obrigada por disponibilizar o tutorial, e ainda por cima, muito claro e objetivo.
Continue produzindo coisas lindas!
Fica com Deus
Bjinhos
"Inté"
Joice, Ateliê Bibiê, http://ateliebibie.blogspot.com,

myoriginalsin said...

Wow! Brilliant tutorial. I have been looking at heaps of other tutorials similar to this and they are all a bit complicated. Thank you for the simplified instructions.

I would like to make a few of these but much bigger, to use as floor cushions. I am a newbie sewer and have know clue how to enlarge this pattern to make it bigger. Any help or suggestions appreciated!

sewingbreakdown said...

Nice and easy way will I try it Thank you

limefish studio said...

Just wanted to share that you've been featured on our SMITTEN: SPRING 2012 GUIDE! http://limefishstudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/smitten-spring-2012-guide.html

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