Monday, December 14, 2009

Cuddle Fabric Quilt

Cuddle Fabric is so soft and I have found not that hard to work with. Cuddle fabric by Shannon fabrics is much like the Minkee fabric you see in fabric stores. The fabric is 100% polyester and oh so soft. I needed to make some craft sale items so I elected to sew up some quick cuddle stroller blankets. The blankets measure about 29 inches square and require 30 inches of two different 60 inch wide fabric. Since the fabric is so wide, you can make 2 cuddle blankets from the two 30 inch cuts. Lay the two 30 by 30 inch fabrics right sides together and then pin the heck out of the two layers. When I say pin the heck out of the layer I mean you will need a pin about every 1 1/2 inches. Sew the two pieces together leaving about a 4 inch opening on one side. Clip the corners and turn the blanket inside out. Pin the 4 inch opening and top stitch about a 1/4 inch away from the edge all the way around. Once you master pinning and not running over the pins, you can make these quick little baby stroller blankets in less than an hour.

The second Cuddle fabric project created I learned about from attending quilt market in October. The strip Cuddle quilt requires a combination of different prints that are sewn in strips onto a solid backing that is basted to your batting with spray adhesive. The strips sew on quite easily when you follow the directions. Add border strips as desired and then sew on binding and you have a great quilt as you go project that is so soft. I used the jaguar print and the brown fabric for the front of my quilt, green for the backing and then used the dark brown for the binding on the quilt.