Accuquilt GO! Baby Giveaway ~ Part 1, Tumbler Toddler Pillow

I am very excited to be posting this Tumbler Toddler Pillow tutorial and the Accuquilt GO! Baby giveaway.  You can see my Thank-You Mail-man post that has all the details on what I received from Accuquilt {minus Ms. Diva… she really didn’t come in the box, she just decided it was the best ‘toy’ ever, LOL}.

This tutorial is in two parts.  The first part is on how to create a piece of fabric out of quilt pieces to use in a project.  This can be used to substitute a piece of fabric in any project.  Whether it is a pillow like here, or to add interest to a piece of clothing, or any other project you can imaging.  {I think this would make a wonderful book cover myself}

What you will need:

Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter

Tumbler Die

Variety of Fat Quarters {I used six different Citrus Moda Marbles to create this pillow}

Sewing Machine ~ a 1/4″ Guide foot makes this a breeze if you have one.

Coordinating Thread

Iron and Pressing Board

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To cut out your Tumbler pieces… fold your fabric in half and place on the die.  I placed my fabric over two of the three tumbler shapes on the die.  This resulted in four pieces in each color.  For the orange and darker lime green I just placed scraps I had over the two tumbler shapes, and created two tumbler pieces of each of these colors.  Depending on your color scheme pick the way easiest for you to create the number of pieces you need to create your finished size.  For the Toddler Pillow front you will need a piece of fabric approximately 12″ by 16″.  I will be adding a border to the pieced piece in the next part of this tutorial.  So, I used 18 tumbler pieces to create a piece of fabric approximately 11.5″ by 13″.

Here is a photo of my first layout.  I felt that some purple was needed.  So, I went and ran the purple fabric through the GO! Baby fabric cutter, and added those pieces into the layout.

Once you have a layout you like, pair up your pieces and start chain piecing them together.  This is a good time to turn on your iron and let it warm up.

Matching up these pieces cut with the Tumbler die is incredibly easy since the die does the hard work and knocks of all the corners.  You don’t have to think twice about matching up these pieces.  Just line up the corners and sew.

This photo shows the matching bobbin and top thread, the ‘thread saver’ I am using, and the 1/4″ guide foot I am using to insure that all my seams are a 1/4″.

Sew each pair by chaining them together.  Chaining pieces makes this project take less time than it looks.

Once you have sewn each of your pairs together, cut them apart and press open.  I did press all the seams towards the darker fabric for this project.  Lay out all the pairs, making sure that you still have the right layout {or at least a layout you like}.

Here are rows of four tumbler pieces pieced together.  I can’t believe how straight these rows turned out!  I didn’t do anything ‘special’ and out of the 9 pairs only one came out wonky, and that is that yellow piece you can see here.  I wasn’t paying enough attention {not that I ever pay enough attention} and did not have the yellow fabric placed completely over the die shape.  This photo shows why I am hooked on using the Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric cutter.  No pins were used and I rushed through cutting the pieces {as I normally do} and the rows still turned out straight.  Incredible.

Here is another shot showing the dogged corners that make matching up these pieces idiot proof.  Think of how much time it would take to cut out the tumbler pieces using a ruler and rotary cutter, and then going back through all your pieces to cut the corners off so you could match up the pieces like this… Cutting pieces with the Accuquilt GO! Fabric cutter and tumbler die is definitely a time saver for this project.

Here are all the rows assembled, sewn together, and pressed open.  I love these bright colors!

Lay your pieced piece out on your mat and line up your ruler along the fabric.  Make sure your ruler is lined up using the top {or bottom} edge of the fabric.  This will help you end up with a square piece of fabric.  Then trim.

Not bad for your first time, LOL! Give yourself a pat on the back, and check out how to enter the giveaway below.  The second part of this tutorial {making the pieced piece into a pillow} will be posted on 5/20/2011.

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How to enter to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and your choice of three dies {entries close June 7th}:

MANDATORY ENTRY

{must be completed for any entries to count}:

Visit Accuquilt’s site, and tell me which three dies you would choose if you win.  Make sure to check the site as they have just released a whole passel of new dies.

OPTIONAL ENTRIES

{Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry}

1) Follow The Spunky Diva via GFC {Google Friend Connect}

2) Follow Accuquilt on Twitter @Accuquilt

3) Follow The Spunky Diva on Twitter @TheSpunkyDiva

4) Tweet, can be done daily.  Leave the tweet address in your comment.

#win a @Accuquilt Baby and three dies @TheSpunkyDiva http://www.TheSpunkyDiva.net #giveaway closes 6/7

5) Blog about this giveaway, add a link to this givaway on your blog.

6) Post the giveaway button on your blog.

Remember; the mandatory entry must be done in order for ANY entries you make count.  For additional giveaway rules, please read through the Official Giveaway Rules.  Make sure I can find your e-mail address easily if you don’t include it with each comment!

Good Luck!

A huge thank you to Accuquilt for providing the GO! Baby fabric cutter with three dies for my use in this review, and for providing a GO! Baby and three dies to the reader that wins this giveaway.  Another thank you goes out to The Fat Quarter shop for providing the Moda Citrus Marbles fat quarter bundle used in this tutorial.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I love comments, and will return the favor! ~ Kimberlee

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Comments

  1. 1
    Kira says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    I’d love the largest squares, the 2 1/2″ strips, and the birds.

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    Kira says:

    I’m now a follower :)

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    Anita says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I’d be happy to win a Baby Go! And I love the new Birds Die, Holiday Accessories and the Pumpkins! Thank you for a chance to win!

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    Anita says:

    I follow your blog! Thank you again!

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    Anita says:

    I blogged about your giveaway here!
    http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaways-head-on-over-to-check-them.html

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    Anita says:

    Your button is now located in my sidebar on my blog!
    amkreations.blogspot.com

    Feel free to stop by for a visit! Thanks again.

    Love your tutorial…it looks very easy to make!

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    Veronica says:

    My three favorite dies are the hexagons and the half-square finished triangles in the 1.5″ and 2″ sizes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lindsay says:

    WOW! Great giveaway! I would pick the bountiful baskets, value die, and equilateral triangles!

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    Bethany says:

    What a great giveaway!! I would choose the Tumbler, Rose of Sharon or Round Flower, and the Hearts dies.
    sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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    Tiffaney says:

    What a fun new toy you have! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I would pick the Tumbler, Rose of Sharon & Go Cirlcles

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    Lindsay says:

    I like the Go Birds, the squares and the strip cutters!

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    Lindsay says:

    I follow you on GFC

  13. 13
    Lindsay says:

    I follow Accuquilt on Twitter

  14. 14
    Lindsay says:

    Following The Spunky Diva on Twitter

  15. 15
    Lindsay says:

    I tweeted @lindsaysews

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    Lindsay says:

    I added this giveaway to my blog at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/ Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cassandra says:

    Oh how I want one of these sooooo bad. The 2″, 5″ and Go! Circle

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    Robin says:

    I’d choose Winding Ways, Tumbler, and Apple Core. Great giveaway!

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    Robin says:

    Following with GFC. :)

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    Thanks for the lovely tutorial!
    I’d love the 21/2″ Strip cutter, 5″ Square and the Apple Core!

    Thanks for the chance

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    Peach Rainbow says:

    I follow you via GFC

  22. 22
    Peach Rainbow says:

    Follow AccuQuilt on Twitter @thepeachrainbow

  23. 23
    Robin says:

    I follow Accuquilt on Twitter.

  24. 24
    Robin says:

    I follow The Spunky Diva on Twitter. @birdie00000

  25. 25
    Peach Rainbow says:

    I follow you on twitter

  26. 26
    Robin says:

    Tweeted! @birdie00000

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    Peach Rainbow says:
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    Robin says:
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    PattyC says:

    What a wonderful Giveaway
    I did visit the Accuquilt Site:
    I would be interested in the following dies:
    Tumbler 3 1/2″ item # 55015
    Daisy item # 55327
    Hexagon item # 55011

    Thank you

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    PattyC says:

    I am a follower

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    Catswhiskers says:

    I’d pick Bountiful Baskets, Winding Ways and Apple Core.
    Thanks for the chance
    Gina

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    Allison Gougeon says:

    I love the Go! I checked out their site and love the 1)apple core 1) birds 3) daisy. Thanks for the chance! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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    Stray Stitches says:

    My favorite dies are the GO! Bird, the hexagon, and the 2 1/2″ strip.

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    stephanie says:

    I love the the Go! birds and Go! Critters. There are so many to choose from and some many project inspirations!

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    stephanie says:

    I am a new follower. I found you from Quilty As Charged.

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    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    My favorite three dies are the 2 and a half inch strip, the birds, and the 5 inch square!

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    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am a follower of the Spunky Diva!

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    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am following Accuquilt on Twitter!

  39. 39
    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am following the Spunky Diva on Twitter!

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    sandy parsons says:

    Fab giveaway, thanks for the tutorial on how to use.
    I would choose the following dies:- hexagons, 2″,3″,5″: circles 2″, 3″, 5″: and drunkards path. :)

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    sandy parsons says:

    I am a new follower of the Spunky Diva! :)

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    ELIZABETH says:

    I love the Go! Birds, Go! Pumpkins and Go! Night songs

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    ELIZABETH says:

    I am following you on Facebook ( I do not have a twitter). Hope I win!

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    Dee says:

    Thanks for offering a great give away!

    I’d love the
    large quarter squares
    large parallograms
    apple core

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    erica says:

    I would choose the critters, the value set and the circles

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    corina says:

    Awesome giveaway! There are sooo many dies to choose from, but I think I would take the set of circles, the 2 1/2″ square multiples and the 7″ finished Drunkard’s Path.

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    Irene says:

    I now Follow The Spunky Diva via GFC {Google Friend Connect}. Thanks for the opportunity to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.

  48. 48
    Irene says:

    I now follow Accuquilt on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.

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    Pam says:

    I would choose the 2 1/2 ” strip die, the value die and the tumbler die.

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    Pam says:

    I follow Spunky Diva

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    Irene says:

    The three dies I would like to win are:
    1 – the 3 1/2 inch square
    2 – the two inch strip cutter
    3 – the hexagon
    Thanks for the opportunity to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.

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    Pam says:

    I follow SD on twitter.

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    Pam says:

    I follow AQ on Twitter.

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    Irene says:

    I know follow “The Spunky Diva” on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity to win an Accuquilt Go Cutter.

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    corina says:

    I am a follower!

  56. 56
    corina says:

    I follow Accuquilt on Twitter!

  57. 57
    corina says:

    I follow The Spunky Diva on Twitter!

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    MarciaW says:

    If I am so fortunate as to win this AccuQuilt Go! Baby, these are the 3 dies that I would pick. My favorite #55018 GO! Value Die.
    And, these two dies:
    55012 GO! Circle-2″, 3″, 5″
    55047 GO! Quarter Square-4″ Finished Triangle
    alternate email just in case: mlwright29at)hotmail(dot)com

    Your tumblers look great – I like the bright colors too.

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    Linda says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. My three favourite dies are the Critters, Calico Cat and Baby Baby.

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    Linda says:

    I’m a follower too :)

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    Justine says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kimberlee! And thank you for sharing your give away!! :) I would LOVE this! :) My favorite dies are: The Go! Heart cutter, the Funky Flowers, and the Alphabet one!
    Thanks!

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    Justine says:

    New follower

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    Justine says:

    I took your button too :)

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    Margarita says:

    Very nice tutorial, I would love to see a Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter in real life, guess I will one day. I would pick the 4 1/2 inch square, I am a follower.

    Marg

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    Susan L says:

    I would love to own an Accuquilt GO! Baby. The dies I would choose would be Tumber #55015; Daisy #55327; Half Square 4″ Triangle #55031.

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    Anna McD says:

    I would choose tumbler,hexagon and triangle dies. Thanks for a chance to win

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    Stray Stitches says:
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    annabelle g says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would have to pick the circles, hezagons, and the value die :)

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    christy says:

    2in. half square, 3 1/4 square, and birds would be my 3 choices.

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    Jodi Sellers says:

    Great giveaway! I like the dies for Birds, Funky Flowers and Hexagon-2″,3″,5″. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jodi Sellers says:

    I am now a follower!

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    Sarah W says:

    Hi! I am absolutely in love with the Snowflakes – I also like the storm at sea cutter, and the practical side of me is eyeing up the little 1″ half square triangles. Hope that I am the lucky randomly generated number! Thanks.

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    Sarah W says:

    ….and I am a new follower….

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    Mary says:

    I have always enjoyed projects made with the tumbler blocks. I think I would choose the new birds die as well as the heart one and then a 2 1/2 strip cutting die.

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    Lee says:

    I love the apple core, tumbler and hexies! thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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    Lee says:

    i am a new follower of your blog! thank you!

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    Chris says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I like the new birds die, tumblers and the apple core! thank you!

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    Jocelyn says:

    The dies that I would most use would be the 2 1/2″ Strip Cutter, the 5″ Square, and the 3″ HST. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!

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    Robin says:

    Tweeted today! @birdie00000

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    Mimi says:

    I would love, love, love to win a Go! My three die choices would be: 2 1/2″ stip cutter, Drunkard’s Path, and Squares. Thanks for the chance!!

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    Mimi says:

    I am following Accuquilt on Twitter. Yay!

  82. 82
    Mimi says:

    I am following Spunky Diva on Twitter! Yay!

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    Mimi says:

    I tweeted this awesome giveaway @mimistarquilter

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    Jacque says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would want the 2.5 strip cutter, and the hearts, and the small tumbler dies. Such fun!

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    Jacque says:

    I follow, with Google Friend Connect! Love your blog, and glad to find it!

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    Sandy N. says:

    I would choose the 2 1/2″ strip, the 5″ square and the 3 1/2″ tumbler die. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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    Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would love the Go! Critters, GO! Birds, and GO! Hexagon dies :)

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    Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother says:

    I am now a follower of The Spunky Diva :)

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    kathy h says:

    I am a follower.

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    kathy h says:

    What a great giveaway for the Go Baby. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite dies are the appliqued frolic, the hearts, and the holiday medley.

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    Janet K says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a Go Baby! I’d choose the apple core, the diamonds, and the tumbler dies.

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    Rhonda says:

    The three dies I would like are the snow pillow, the 2 1/2″ strips and the birds. Thank you for a great giveaway

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    jo says:

    First of all I would LOVE to win an Accuquilt Baby Go! My three fav dies are Drunkards path the value die and the tumbler. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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    jo says:

    I am a new follower of your blog!