Cuddle Mug Hug

You’ve probably heard of a mug rug, but what about a mug hug? We have a new sewing tutorial by Keri of Pink Lemonade for a cute mug hug made with Cuddle.

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The mug hug was created out of a very important need (wink). Keri’s daughter, Lily Kate, didn’t want to burn her little fingers when she held her mug and drank hot cocoa. So mom Keri created the mug hug.

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This adorable DIY project is quick, easy, and fun to make. It is made with two- 10” squares from our colorful Cuddle Cakes precuts in Very Vibrant Solid. The Cuddle Cakes feature 20 pieces, two cuts of each fabric; all Cuddle 3® from our Kozy Cuddle collection. The applique heart on Lilly Kate’s mug is made using the Purple square and the yellow background is made using the Canary square. Keri used a die and die cutting machine to cut the heart. Cuddle precuts are great for die cutting machines!

The Cuddle Mug Hug was designed by Keri of Pink Lemonade blog. The project was originally created for the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge that we did with Fairfield. Ten designers were challenged to create a project combining our Very Vibrant Solid Cuddle Cakes with product from Fairfield.

Click here for the Cuddle Mug Hug tutorial. We hope you try this project. Please comment below and let us know what you think.

Be sure to keep up with the rest of the tutorials from the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge. We’ll be sharing them here.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Cuddle Backpack Buddies – Sewing for Beginners

Hello friends. It’s me, Angel, again with another video. I’m going to show you how to make a Cuddle Backpack.   crawstring back pack tutorial_040615_0193For this tutorial I’m taking my time to walk you through this project.  It’s geared for someone who hasn’t worked with Cuddle before.  Working with Cuddle can be a bit intimidating at first- but the end results are worth the effort!crawstring back pack tutorial_040615_0196

In this tutorial I’m using a Cuddle Cakes Precuts Pack – Zoologie in Fuchsia. This Cuddle Cakes pack features Cuddle from Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle, a Robert Kaufman Cuddle Collection. I love how you can mix and match the fabrics for some pleasing results.  The great part about this tutorial is that from 1 kit you can make up to 3 little backpacks!crawstring back pack tutorial_040615_0232

I’ve broken the tutorial down into 3 parts for easy viewing.  Enjoy!



 

You can find Cuddle fabrics at my shop, online at Fleece Fun Fabric Shop. Or find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online, too.crawstring back pack tutorial_040615_0214

Thanks for watching!

Angel

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Puzzle Cuddle Quilt

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to share this comforting and unique Puzzle Quilt. Its softness, textures, and cushy thickness can help comfort those with Autism. The puzzle piece symbol in the quilt reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism, while the uniqueness of each piece in a puzzle also reflects the uniqueness and diversity of those affected by Autism.

 

This quilt is a free pattern, created with Fairfield World and Pieces by Polly. This special quilt is made with Cuddle 3® from our Kozy Cuddle collection and features Cuddle Cakes precut packs.

 

Besides the bright colors and puzzle theme, with two layers of Cuddle fabric (quilt top and backing) and a layer of batting in between, this quilt is denser and heavier than most quilts this size.  The extra pressure that a denser blanket provides can help calm some individuals with Autism.

 

Polly from Pieces by Polly designed this free quilt pattern for us using two Cuddle Cakes in Very Vibrant. This puzzle quilt is all just a bunch of squares, with the “knobbies”, as Polly calls them, appliqued on.

 

Pieces by Polly made this quilt as part of The Great Cuddle Cake Challenge we hosted with Fairfield.

 

This project took on special meaning for Polly when she made it as a grief quilt to comfort a friend’s child when her father passed away, but it can work equally well for an individual or family affected by Autism.

 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

 

 

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You can find the full tutorial, instructions, and pattern template on the Pieces by Polly blog here.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Lovebug Cuddle Quilt Tutorial by Missouri Star

We’re excited to share this amazing Cuddle video tutorial from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company.  It’s all about sewing Cuddle strip quilts and seeing how easy and fun they are to make!

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Here is a link to the video: Shannon Cuddle Kit Fab 5 Quilts

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Jenny has also provided a useful Cuddle Tips & Tricks sheet. Download it here.

To learn more about the Cuddle kits, precuts, patterns and projects available at Missouri Star Quilt Co, click on this link.

But wait, there’s more—we’re doing a Giveaway for this adorable Cuddle Lovebug kit! The giveaway starts today, April 10, and will end one week from today. There will be 2 winners! The giveaway is open to the contiguous United States only. Enter below:

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Don’t you love Jenny? Comment below and let us know if you’d like more tutorials from Jenny. Comment with the hashtag #CuddleLovebug and you will get a bonus entry in the giveaway!

Hugs with Cuddle,
Ellen

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Sew and Quilt With Cuddle Fabric Online Class

We wanted to let you know about a NEW online class full of easy tips and techniques for Cuddle! “Sew & Quilt With Cuddle Fabric” is taught by Cuddle Expert, Mary Gay Leahy, and available at Annie’s.

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You will get inside tips on working with Cuddle, while making beautiful projects such as: Infinity Scarves, Kid’s Cowl, Hugs & Snuggles Baby Quilt and Pockets Full of Love Bag.

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You’ll also learn special techniques for sewing with Kozy Cuddle, Luxe Cuddle, Cuddle Cakes Precuts, Cuddle Suede, and more.

You can purchase the class here: Sew & Quilt With Cuddle Fabric. We would love to see what you make!

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt

You’ve heard the expression “Double the Fun.” So, why not “Double the Cuddle?” Here’s an imaginative tutorial for a cute quilt made with plush Cuddle –on not only one, but both sides, so it’s double the softness.

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The Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt is soft and plush and extra fun with its circle appliques and colorful print backing- perfect for a baby or child. The front features solid Cuddle 3®, with appliqued circles of various sizes (aka polka dots). The backing adds more color and interest with a whimsical children’s print.

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The bright and happy front is made with Cuddle 3® in Dark Lime from the Kozy Cuddle Collection.

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The applique circles are created from colorful Cuddle Cakes in a combination of Very Vibrant Solid and Very Vibrant Dimple.

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The cheerful print backing is Cuddle Kids Go Fish Snow from Cuddle Kids, a Shannon Studio Cuddle Collection. This print includes fun-loving whales, friendly fish, sweet sharks, tiny turtles, cute crabs and more.

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The binding is made with cotton. And, yes, you can combine Cuddle with cotton! For a tip sheet on combining these two fabrics, click here.

The Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt was designed by Carolina Moore, from Always Expect Moore blog. The quilt was originally created for the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge we did with Fairfield. Ten designers were challenged to create a project combining our Very Vibrant Solid Cuddle Cakes with product from Fairfield.

Click here for the Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt tutorial. Let us know what you think. Are you going to try this quilt?

Be sure to keep up with the rest of the tutorials from the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge. We’ll be sharing them here on My Cuddle Corner.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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How to Bind Cuddle Blankets with Fold-over Elastic

Hey friends! Are you looking for a unique way to finish edges on Cuddle blankets? We know many of you finish your blanket edges with binding that is made of Cuddle or satin– but have you ever thought about fold-over elastic? Well…we thought it would be fun to share a tutorial on finishing edges with fold-over elastic. It’s by our friends at Dritz.

The tutorial shows three methods of using Cuddle with Fold-over Elastic FOE from Dritz. Like traditional pre-made binding, Fold-over elastic has a center indentation where it is designed to be folded in half. It comes in solids and prints and in various widths.

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The following fabrics were used for the samples:

Mod Dot Cuddle Paris Pink/Snow from the Cuddle Classics Collection

Hippo Cuddle Fuchsia from Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle, a Robert Kaufman Cuddle Collection

Cuddle 3® Fuchsia from the Kozy Cuddle Collection

View the tutorial here: How to Finish Edges with Fold-Over Elastic. We hope you like it! Let us know what you make. We’d love to see your projects.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Cuddle Twins Pillows Pattern and Tutorial

Hello friends! We have the cutest pattern & tutorial made from Cuddle Cakes– Cuddle Twins Pillows.

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These fun and funky pillows can be used for decorative pillows, for play toys, or for softies. The pattern features twins, one boy and one girl. It’s by Lorine Mason, designer and author, from It’s Sew Lorine and Mason Creations. Here is the boy:

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And, here is the girl (don’t you love her bows?):

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The pattern was originally designed for the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge we did with the folks at Fairfield. Ten designers were challenged to make a project using fabrics from our Very Vibrant Solid Cuddle Cakes precuts, combined with products from Fairfield. We think Lorine did an awesome job! Don’t you?

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Click here for the easy step-by-step tutorial, with diagrams and instructions. If you contact Lorine by commenting on her tutorial post, she will also send you a Free PDF pattern for the arms and legs.

Let us know what you think. Which one will you make? Or, will you make the pair?

Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the tutorials from the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge. We’ll be sharing them here on My Cuddle Corner.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Cuddle Foot Warmer and Spa Wrap

Hi everyone! This is Angel from Fleece Fun. I’m back with another fun video tutorial.

heat pack on shouldersThis time, I have a tutorial that is sure to make you comfy and cozy!   I was initially going to make a foot warmer with Cuddle, but then I realized that a spa shoulder wrap is also a great idea to keep you warm but also comfy! Don’t we all sit hunched over at our sewing machines or computers all day long and get a stiff neck and sore back and shoulders? Well…now you can keep your feet toasty and your shoulders stress free!

Heat pack on feetI made these both using Cuddle from Kozy Cuddle and also Dolce Vita Cuddle by Premier Prints. These are the fabrics I used:

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Dolce Vita Capri Teal

Dolce Vita Oceano Teal Snow

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Click on the link below to watch the video.  (Here’s a secret I didn’t share in the video: You can briefly microwave Cuddle fabric and it will be fine.  I just suggested not to, so it would stay looking and feeling brand new. If it heats a little, it will be fine, but only for a few seconds. All microwaves vary so be sure to test yours first and use your own best judgment.)


Wouldn’t these be great to have for yourself? Or, you can also make up a bunch and give them as gifts. Your recipients will thank you!

You can find Cuddle fabrics at my shop, online at Fleece Fun Fabric Shop! Or find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores.

Bye for now,

Angel

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6 Weeks of Softies & Spectacular Softy Plush Giveaway

Who can remember their favorite softy? Mine was a small white kitten covered in the softest, silkiest faux fur -with a tiny pale pink nose and shiny green plastic eyes. Oh, how I treasured her! Today I still love anything soft and plush. And… I’m lucky- I get to touch something soft and lovely every day in my work for Shannon Fabrics. Since we are known for soft and plush, Sew Mama Sew suggested we team up with them and some of the top softy makers to sponsor the Spectacular Softies Contest.

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The contest is part of a series, 6 Weeks of Love for Softies, which will include tutorials, free patterns, and lots of tips from some of the very best plush, stuffed animal, and cloth doll makers in the business!

The contributors are:

Abby Glassenberg of Abby Glassenberg Designs
Jodie Carleton of Ric Rac
Kerry Goulder of Kid Giddy
Kim Kruzich of Retro Mama
Mariska Vos-Bolman of DIY Fluffies
Pauline McArthur of Funky Friends Factory
Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World
Mimi Kirchner of Mimi Kirchner
Erin Weiss of Boolah Baguette
Carley Biblin of Making It Up As I Sew Along
Annette Huval of Oliver Rabbit
Helen of Bustle & Sew
Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls
Christina of Bamboletta
LiEr of Ikat Bag
Sarah of Dolls & Daydreams
Betz White of Betz White

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The Spectacular Softies Contest has 4 categories to enter:

  • This Is My First Soft Toy or Cloth Doll
  • I Designed it Myself! (didn’t use a pattern)
  • Check Out These Details!
  • Overall Awesome

Each participant can enter their project into two of the categories. The winner of each category will receive a package with fabric, gift certificates, thread, patterns, POLY-FIL, and books. In addition to the 4 category prizes, the judges will select one Grand Prize Winner from among all the entries to win a Pfaff Creative 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine valued at $3,999! The contest runs February 23- April 5. Throughout the 6 weeks, there will be a few giveaways on the Sew Mama Sew blog and Facebook page from some of these sponsors.

Sponsors of these prizes are from:

  • Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  • Shannon Fabrics
  • Fairfield Processing
  • Coats & Clark
  • Free Spirit Fabric
  • Lark Books
  • Fabric Depot
  • Kid Giddy
  • Shiny Happy World
  • Retro Mama
  • Ric Rac
  • Funky Friends Factory
  • Abby Glassenberg Design
  • DIY Fluffies

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And, we’re also having a giveaway here on My Cuddle Corner, the Spectacular Softy Plush Giveaway. There will be 2 more prizes so you can make a softy! We are giving away a precuts pack of Cuddle Cakes Petty Pastels.

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There will be 2 winners. The winners will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and will be notified by email. The giveaway ends one week from today and is open to the US 48 contiguous states.

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You can enter to win here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comment below for an extra chance to win. Tell us what was your first softie? Use the hashtag #FirstSoftie

Finally, as part of 6 Weeks of Love for Softies, Sew Mama Sew is having a Soft Toy & Doll Drive. They will be collecting soft toys, stuffed animals, and cloth dolls to benefit foster children. The National Foster Parent Association has a convention in June, at which they will distribute the toys to children in attendance, as well as foster parents to take home to the children in their care. Additionally, they will be helping to promote Dolly Donations, an ongoing doll drive sponsored by Sarah of Dolls & Daydreams. The dolls collected in this drive benefit The Uthando Project, an organization that distributes dolls to children in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, an area deeply affected by the impact of HIV/AIDS. Visit sewmamasew.com for all the details.

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Hugs with Cuddle,
Ellen

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Valentine Hearts Cuddle Quilt

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we have the sweetest Cuddle quilt to melt your heart! We named it appropriately, Valentine Hearts, because of the three heart shape appliques.

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Valentine Hearts was designed and created by Pat Wodskow. It finishes approximately 60” x 72” and features many different pretty colors and plush textures of Kozy Cuddle Solids. The accent heart fabrics are made with more Kozy Cuddle solids and Cuddle Zebra Black/White from Animal Cuddle prints.

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Valentine Hearts is a FREE pattern download. Download Valentine Hearts here.

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For tips on how to applique with Cuddle, we have two different downloadable tip sheets: How to Applique with Cuddle and Applique the Cuddle Way.

If you’d like to get the Valentine Hearts Cuddle quilt kit, it’s available for a limited time only, at CuddleSoftkits. You can even ask about a finished quilt!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

PS For more kits and finished quilts go to CuddleSoftKits.com. You can also find our fabrics at local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online too.

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Cuddle Pinwheel Pillowcase Tutorial & Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s me Angel from Fleece Fun. It’s been a dreary January for me. No sun, no snow, just gray.  I have a tutorial that is sure to brighten up a winter day!  This tutorial is based on a quilt block that is easy to put together.  I used Shannon Fabrics “Very Vibrant” Cuddle Charms to make this pillowcase.  You can’t help but smile when you look at it.

pinwheel quilt block tutorialpinteerest book markAnother thing that brightens my day is knowing that I’ll be bringing you awesome video tutorials throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe to Shannon Fabrics YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of them.

This post is about the first video tutorial: “Perfect Pinwheels”

I’m providing ideas on how to use Cuddle Charms with yardage. We are also having a giveaway! The giveaway includes a great prize package- a creative combination of Cuddle fabrics. There will be 2 winners.

You can win:

Three packs of Cuddle Charm precuts. We chose Cuddle Charms in Very Vibrant Cuddle Dimple®. The pack includes 20- 5″ squares of Cuddle Dimple®, 2 of each style in an array of coordinated vibrant bright colors.

In addition, you can win 1 yard of Azure Cuddle Dimple®

The giveaway will close on February 11, 2015. The winners will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email. This giveaway is open to the US 48 contiguous states.

PS. You can find all of the fabrics needed to make this at my shop, online at Fleece Fun Fabric Shop! Or find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores.

Very best,

Angel

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Great Cuddle Cake Challenge and Giveaway

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s our 20th anniversary! And, you get the presents…all year long…

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It’s also the 75th anniversary for our friends at Fairfield. So, we thought it would be great to kick off the New Year with a joint giveaway!  We’ve teamed up with Fairfield and their talented team of Master Makers for the “Great Cuddle Cake Challenge!” The Master Makers are providing creative inspiration on how to use Cuddle Cakes with Fairfield products. Stay tuned as we post and share projects from now through the end of the month. And on Feb. 5th 2015 , we will announce the giveaway winner! The giveaway includes a great prize package- a creative combination of Cuddle fabrics and Fairfield products.
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Check out each of the projects created by the Fairfield Master Makers using our Cuddle Cakes.  There will be new projects added to the linky shown below from now until January 31st.  So, make sure you check back to see what they created.

You can win a layer cake of Cuddle Cakes precuts. We chose Cuddle Cakes in Very Vibrant solids. The pack includes 20- 10″ squares of Cuddle 3®, 2 of each style in an array of coordinated vibrant fun colors.

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In addition, from Fairfield, you can win either a 20 oz. bag of Crafter’s Choice Fiberfill or Poly-Fil® Traditional Quilt Batting.

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GREAT CUDDLE CAKE CHALLENGE will start on January 26, 2015 and end January 31, 2015.  The giveaway will close on February 5, 2015.  The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and will be notified by email.  This giveaway is open to the US 48 contiguous states.

Enter the Great Cuddle Cake Challenge giveaway! Comment below for an extra chance to win. Tell us why you like this precuts pack. Use the hashtag #GreatCake

Hugs with Cuddle,
Ellen

You can find our fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.comtheminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com.

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Tiger Eye Quilt & Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of year to create a warm and comfy quilt. So, we decided to make one that would keep you cozy and toasty in the winter months ahead. We created a quilt using ‘Tiger Eye’, a beautiful geometric pattern by Jenny Parks of Jenny Kae Quilts. Tiger Eye features our new Cuddle Cakes, made of soft and plush Cuddle. And, to introduce this new pattern, we’re having a GIVEAWAY! We’ve teamed up with Jenny Kae Quilts and Aurifil for a fantastic prize package. You can win everything you need to make this quilt: a bundle of Cuddle, a free Tiger Eye quilt pattern, and an Aurifil collection!

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Since Tiger Eye is expressly made for precuts, Jenny decided to make the quilt with Cuddle Cakes precuts in Sterling Silver and Ultra Violet. She used her favorite thread, 50wt Aurifil, for piecing and quilting. She also used Warm & Natural batting from The Warm Company, but notes that batting is optional. Jenny machine quilted Tiger Eye for the finishing touch. This lovely quilt finishes 36″ x 45.”

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This giveaway includes:

2 packs of Cuddle Cakes Precuts, 10” Squares, Sterling Silver

1 pack of Cuddle Charms Precuts, 5” Squares, Sterling Silver

1 pack of Cuddle Cakes Precuts, 10” Squares, Ultra Violet

1 ¼ yard of 60” wide Vine Cuddle in Plata (backing)

1/3 yard of 60” wide Cuddle 3 in Ash (binding)

Free Tiger Eye quilt pattern

A large spool collection of 50wt Aurifil thread

 

You can enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter, with many options for a chance to win this amazing prize pack- including everything you need for this quilt!  The giveaway will close one week from today and the winners will be announced by January 9.  Two winners will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email.  This giveaway is open internationally.

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Good Luck!

 

Hugs,

Ellen

 

Charmed To Meet You Scarf & Giveaway

We have a new video tutorial! Make a Charmed To Meet You Scarf. This easy tutorial by Fleece Fun has just a few steps and you’re done. A perfect holiday gift. But wait, there’s more! We’re having a giveaway for a Cuddle Charm pack so you can make a scarf! See below for details.

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Doesn’t it look soft and warm?

It’s quick, easy and fun to make! Make it with one pack of Cuddle Charms precuts in Maddening Monochromatic. Or, make a few scarves and use a variety of Cuddle Charms.

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Maddening Monochromatic features a yummy selection of prints, textures and embossed Cuddle fabrics.

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Watch the scarf video here.

To enter for a chance to win a Maddening Monochromatic Cuddle Charm pack, comment below with why you like the scarf and use the hashtag #CharmScarf. There will be 3 winners! Winners will be announced one week from today.

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Warm Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

Free Pattern & Cuddle Cakes Giveaway

Thanks for visiting our blog to enter our giveaway! We are giving away 3 Girly Girl Cuddle Cakes precut packs!

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These are featured in our Free Patchwork Puzzle pattern.

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Comment below with the hashtag #Patchwork to enter for a chance to win. There will be two winners! Winners will be notified by email one week from today. Best of Luck!

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Make a Cuddle Blanket with Missouri Star Quilt Co.

We have two new video tutorials from our good friend Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co.! One shows how to make a Cuddle baby blanket using our kit, Cuddle Kit Ziggy Born Buddies Pink.  The other is all about binding with Cuddle. We know you are going to love them!

This is the Cuddle blanket Jenny shows you how to make– from start to finish!

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Check out the videos on our YouTube channel on the “Quilts and Quilting” playlist.

Watch the Cuddle baby blanket kit tutorial: Make a Baby Quilt: Easy Quilting with Shannon Cuddle Kits!”

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Watch the binding tutorial: “How to Bind a Quilt with Cuddle”

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Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more how-to videos!

We hope Jenny makes more videos for us. Please comment below with the hashtag #JennyLovesCuddle. We’ll see how many comments we get, and maybe Jenny will make more Cuddle videos!  We think that would be great!

Also, remember to Sign up for our newsletter and Subscribe to our blog!

Thanks, Jenny!

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

My Cuddle Corner Quilt Contest

We are giving away two finished Cuddle quilts! Which quilt would you rather win? A (Pink) or B (Blue)? Please let us know A or B in the comments section below!

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Cuddle Quilt A (Pink) finishes 62″ x 71″

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Cuddle Quilt B (Blue) finishes 59″ x 67″

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Be sure to comment below with #ILoveCuddle and let us know which quilt you would rather win A (Pink) or B (Blue). Winners will be chosen one week from today and notified via email.

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Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

Tuscan Cuddle

Would you like another Free quilt pattern that is perfect for precuts? We have one that we know you’ll love! It’s called Tuscan Cuddle and it’s especially designed for our new Cuddle precuts.Tuscan Cuddle

This pretty quilt features our Graceful Girl Cuddle Cakes precuts pack (10” squares) and our Graceful Girl Cuddle Charms precuts pack (5” squares).Graceful Girl

More fabrics from Kozy Cuddle collection are incorporated: Cuddle 3®, Cuddle Dimple®, Rose Cuddle® and Paisley Cuddle®.  The quilt finishes 41” x 53”. It was inspired by the pattern, Tuscan Sun, especially created for 10 inch square precuts, by Villa Rosa Designs.

To make this sweet quilt, we recommend the following notions:

Download Tuscan Cuddle!

You can find our fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.comtheminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com.

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Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

24-Hour Sew-A-Thon + Cuddle Giveaway

As a sponsor of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge, we’re delighted to participate in the 24-Hour Sew-A-Thon via All People Quilt. The One Million Pillowcase Challenge has a goal of donating 1,000,000 pillowcases to charity! To help reach this goal, APQ is having a 24-hour Sew-a-thon in September at their headquarters in Des Moines, IA and over 50 quilt shops and other events are happening around the country (even one in Canada)!

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Click here for more information about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge and here to download the Free patterns.

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If you’d like to make a pillowcase with Cuddle, you can find Shannon Fabrics at local quilt shops and fabric stores, and also at online retailers.

 

To help the challenge reach its goal, we’re having a giveaway! We will give away a bundle of Cuddle fabrics so you can make your own pillowcases!

 

Comment below with the hashtag #APQSewathonCuddle and you will be entered to win. There will be two winners. Winners will be notified via email one week from today.

 

Won’t you help by making some pillowcases? Comment below with the hashtag #APQSewathon and let us know where you will donate yours!

 

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

 

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Wee One Cuddle Kit Holiday Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by to enter our giveaway! We are giving away a Wee One quilt kit- perfect for the holidays!

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This precious quilt finishes approximately 28″ x 28.” It’s easy and fun to make, and, you can make it in just a few hours with the Sew and Flip Method! Wee Ones kits include 7 pre-cut 5″ strips, Free pattern, backing, and binding.

The Wee One kit contains all of the fabrics needed. The kit features fabrics from the Born to be Wild by My Lazy Daisy Cuddle collection in the Pink colorway: Ringlet Cuddle PinkChevie Cuddle PinkBuddies Cuddle PinkRose Cuddle® in Baby Pink from the Kozy Cuddle Collection is incorporated for strips. Rose Cuddle® Mocha is used for binding. Backing is Cuddle Dimple® Blush.

Comment below with the hashtag #WeeOneGift to enter for a chance to win. There will be two winners! Winners will be notified by email one week from today. Good Luck!

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Sewing!

Holiday Hugs,

Ellen

Wild Fun

We are pleased to release another Free quilt pattern, Wild Fun! This loveable quilt features Born to be Wild Cuddle by My Lazy Daisy, Kozy Cuddle Solids, and Cuddle Classics. Wild Fun finishes approximately 48” x 56.”

The pattern uses strip pieces and the easy Sew and Flip Method. Scraps are appliqued on to the strips for fun and whimsy! For tips on Cuddle applique, click here.

Wild Fun

To make this quilt, we recommend the following notions:

 

The Wild Fun quilt features:

Born to be Wild Cuddle by My Lazy Daisy

Kozy Cuddle® Solids

Cuddle Classics

 

Download Wild Fun!

For all of our free patterns, click here.

 

You can find Cuddle fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.comtheminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com.

Wouldn’t this be a fun quilt to make? What do you think?

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Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

Fraction Remix Quilt

Hi! My name is Beth A.K.A. Bettina from Bettina Danger! I am a math educator and quilter living in Austin, Texas. As September marks “Back to School” month for many parents, teachers and students, I’m thrilled to share some mathematical inspiration for your next Cuddle quilt!

 

I call this the Fraction Remix Quilt because it is a “remix” of my original fraction quilt. If the top strip represents one whole, the other strips in the quilt represent halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and sevenths. Can you see the fractional parts?

Prior to this project, my only experience using Cuddle fabric in a quilt was on the backside as a backing fabric. I never thought about piecing it together for a quilt top. I’m so glad I took the chance because I love the results.

 

I started with these beautiful Cuddle kits:

The Cuddle Quarter Kit Kozy Party

The Fresh Picked Fabulous 5 Cuddle Kits

 

All the different textures of the solid fabrics in these kits are incredible.

The only challenge was figuring out exactly how to sew this beautiful, soft fabric together with accuracy. I feel much more confident about this process now, so I want to share some tips that helped me.

 

1. PINS! Use LOTS of PINS!

Cuddle fabric is so incredibly soft, but it is also likes to shift and move around differently than quilting cotton. For piecing the top together, I pinned approximately every half inch.

 

2. USE a WALKING FOOT!

When piecing the Cuddle fabric, a walking foot is my preference. The fabric feeds evenly and there was very little shifting and slipping.

 

3. A HAND VACUUM is YOUR FRIEND!

Seriously, trust me on this one. When cutting the Cuddle fabric, lots of fibers will get all over your cutting mat. I tried using a lint roller and although it worked, my hand vacuum was way more efficient in sucking up every little piece of fiber. I use the Black and Decker Pilot Vac because it has washable filters to easily clean out the lint AND it is small and lightweight!

For the quilting, I chose to do a free-motion design on the back with red and blue 40WT Aurifil Thread. When pin basting your quilt, I recommend using LOTS of curved safety pins and spacing them 4 inches apart. From past mistakes with Cuddle fabric, I’d rather be safe and pin more than try to cut corners and pin less. You’ll thank yourself for taking the time when you are quilting.

Other materials:

Backing Fabric: Kona Black by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Binding Fabric: Squared Elements by AGF Studio in black

Batting: Warm and Natural Cotton Batting

I hope you find these tips helpful and will give Cuddle fabric a try for your next quilt top!

Patchwork Puzzle Precuts Pattern

We are thrilled to release our first Free quilt pattern for Precuts, Patchwork Puzzle!

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This lovely quilt features our new Cuddle Cakes precut 10” squares in Girly Girl.

Girly Girl Cuddle Cakes

A bit of yardage from Cuddle Classics and Kozy Cuddle is incorporated too. The quilt finishes 56” x 71”. It was designed by Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360 and pattern tested and pieced by Jennifer Parks of JennyKae Quilts.

To make this quilt, you will need:

We also recommend the following notions:

Download Patchwork Puzzle!

You can find our fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.comtheminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com.

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Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

Sewing for Baby: Make a Baseball Buddy Soft Toy

Baseball Buddy Toy Tutorial

Hello! I’m Lindsay from Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds, and I’m here today to share a little project I whipped up for my son, now 7 months. Early in life, Elliot fell in love with his stuffed bear with a little soft blanket attached. When nothing else would make him laugh or smile, Mr. Bear could! Well, he loved it so much that I decided to make him a backup toy using the SCORE! Collection from Shannon Fabrics. Since my husband is a baseball fan, I figure Elliot will someday inherit this love of sports. Baseball Buddy Soft Toy Tutorial 2

This Baseball Buddy soft toy is an easy, quick project to sew for babies. Plus, it can be customized however you like! Here’s a tutorial for you to make your own Baseball Buddy:

Materials:

– 16″ square Baseball Cuddle in Black

– 16″ square Mini Chevron Cuddle Red/Snow

– 12″ square Ribbon Cuddle® Snow White

– Fabric Scraps for the face (I used bits from old T-shirts)

– 32″ of thin (1/8″- or 1/4″-wide) red ribbon for baseball detail

– Fiberfill stuffing (a few handfuls) Poly-Fil® 100% Premium Polyester FiberFill 

 

Directions: Baseball Buddy Tutorial

From white fabric, cut 2 circles the size of a small (salad) plate for Front and Back of baseball head. Cut tiny circles of white for eyes and nose and zig-zag stitch to right side of baseball head Front. From black and grey fabric, cut other details for face and stitch.

Cut four 8″ lengths of red ribbon and place on right side of baseball head Front and Back as pictured. Baseball Buddy 2 Use a couching stitch (pictured) or zig zag stitch to enclose the whole ribbon and secure to the fabric. Baseball Buddy 3 Stitch the circles together, right sides facing. Leave a 3″ gap for turning where the baseball’s “chin” would be. Turn right side out.

Topstitch 1/4″ from outer edge around the perimeter (except for the 3″ opening).

Fill baseball head with fiber fill stuffing.Baseball Buddy 5

With right sides facing, pin 16″ squares of black baseball and red mini chevron fabric. Make sure the grain/stretch and nap are running in the same direction. Stitch 1/4″ from the perimeter, leaving a 3″ opening along one corner. Flip right side out through opening. Press.

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Topstitch blanket 1/4″ from perimeter. It’s okay to leave the raw edges of the opening loose until the next step. Take the open corner of the blanket and poke inside the opening of the baseball head.

Pin in place, folding the raw edges under. Hand stitch the opening closed all around the blanket.

Baseball Buddy Soft Baby Toy Tutorial

And, that’s it! As you can see, Elliot loves his Baseball Buddy, and he loves everything I make for him from Cuddle Fabric because it’s so soft! When time allows, I plan to use the rest of this fabric to make some adult-size throw blankets . . . perfect for an outdoor ball game or picnic.

One Million Pillowcase Challenge Blog Hop 2014

As a sponsor of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge, we’re excited to participle in the annual Blog Hop via All People Quilt. The One Million Pillowcase Challenge has a goal of donating 1,000,000 pillowcases to charity! To help reach this goal, APQ is having a 24-hour Sew-a-thon in September at their headquarters in Des Moines, IA.

Sewathon

And, shops and groups across the country are doing their own Sew-a-thons! To find a shop in your area, click here.

Sewathon

We recently made this pillowcase for the challenge. We used the Free pattern: Pillowcase Pattern #21 – Pillowcase with Rickrack Band.  Fabrics include Sock Monkey Play Time Baby Blue from Sock Monkeys, Swiss Dot Red/Snow from Cuddle Classics and Cuddle 3 Black from the Kozy Cuddle Collection.

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Click here for more information about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge and here to download the Free patterns.

If you’d like to make a pillowcase with Cuddle, find Shannon Fabrics at local quilt shops and fabric stores, and also at online retailers.

We will be donating our pillowcase to a local charity for children in Los Angeles. Won’t you help by making some pillowcases? Comment below with the hashtag #APQSewathon and let us know where you will donate yours!

Here is the list of other blogs participating in this blog hop. Visit their blogs for more fun!

 

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

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Supporting The ALS Community

Shannon Fabrics is proud to support the ALS community in fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Our CEO, Arvin Pairavi, accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge while also making a generous contribution to ALS. Arvin Challenges Ethan Tyler from Lyft and Debra R. and Mario U. from Shannon Fabrics. See the video here: ALS Challenge

We also support this community via the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS at Quilter’s Dream Batting. The Hopes and Dreams challenge raises awareness of ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease, provides quilts to ALS patients, and raises funds for research for treatment and a cure. We recently donated two finished quilts made from our Cuddle Kits: Ziggy Crown and The Derby.

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We are proud to support and be involved with this important cause.

Very Best,

Ellen

Nap and Nod Book And Cuddle Giveaway!

Adorable Alert!  Need some easy baby quilt patterns? We are so pleased with this new book, “Nap and Nod, 12 Adorable Baby Quilts” written by Myra Harder of Robinson Pattern Company, published by Martingale. The sweet quilts in the book feature combinations of cotton and Cuddle.

Nap and Nod

And, we’ve teamed up with Myra to offer a Giveaway! There will be two winners! Each winner will get a Cuddle Kit and a copy of the book! The kit we are giving away is a Wee Ones Sweet Dreams Cuddle kit. It comes complete with 7 pre-cut 5″ strips, backing, binding and a Free pattern. Approximate finished size: 29″ x 29″. We are giving away one kit in pink Wee One Sweet Dreams Girl and one in blue Wee One Sweet Dreams Boy.

 Wee One Sweet Dreams Girl

Wee One Swwet Dreams Boy

Comment here first for your chance to win; answer our question in the comments and use the hasthtag #napandnod. (We’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let winners know they’ve won by email.)  Then click here to see the cute quilts in Nap and Nod, and to enter for an Extra chance to win.

If you would like to make more projects with Cuddle, you can find Shannon Fabrics at local quilt shops and fabric stores, and also at online retailers.

Be sure to subscribe to this blog for more great giveaways and other fun.

Hugs with Cuddle,

Ellen

PS Answer this question in the comments: How many baby quilts have you made? Remember to use the hashtag #napandnod

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