Cuddle Tips on Sew Mama Sew & Giveaway

Hello friends! Today we’d like to share some helpful tips on working with Cuddle. The very talented Bia from Ms.Elaineous wrote some tips on Cuddle for Sew Mama Sew. She has also written a few patterns for Cuddle, including this adorable one for The Cuddle Cube. (This pattern features some of our Lagoona Cuddle by Dana Brooks.)

TheCuddleCube

The tutorial on Sew Mama Sew is coming soon….You will be able to find it here: Four Easy Tips for Working With Plush Fabrics.

Comment below with the hashtag #SMSCuddleTips to enter to win a bundle of Cuddle! Open to those in the contiguous US only.

If you have your own tips on working with Cuddle, please share them below.

Cuddle Hugs,

Ellen

Comments

  1. I’ve never sewn with cuddle fabric, but I LOVE the way it feels. Gearing up to make my youngest a blanket from it soon. =)
    #SMSCuddleTips

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Charity-

      It is super soft and cozy! =)
      You will have fun making your blanket. Just follow these tips. We also have many more tips and hints on our website on the “Cuddle Tips and Tricks” page. Click here to see them: http://bit.ly/1aVSKgT

      Happy Sewing!

      My Best,
      Ellen

  2. Linda Steaples says:

    Love all if Sharons Fabrics & Ms. Elaineous
    #SMSCuddleTips

  3. #SMSCuddleTips Using a walking foot and decreasing the pressure on my presser foot have helped a lot.

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Rachel,

      Great advice! Yes, a walking foot and also decreasing the pressure on the presser foot can both help! We should give you extra credit for providing your tips! LOL!

      xo,
      Ellen

  4. My cuddle tip is to keep a lint roller handy! Thanks for the chance to win! #SMSCuddleTips

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Laura-

      That is a great tip! You can also use a piece of tape, a scrap of batting, wear an apron, and put your cut Cuddle in the dryer on very very low for a few minutes…

      Good Luck!
      Ellen

  5. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    #SMSCuddleTips I don’t have any tips but want to use it more in my quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello again Nancy!

      We would love for you to use it more! Especially for that little someone special! =) wink

      Best,
      Ellen

  6. Thanks for the tips! I’d love to try them out!
    #SMSCuddleTips

  7. #SMSCuddleTips I haven’t gotten that far in my sewing yet. I am planning on trying it soon. Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. When working with cuddle or any soft and slippery material sometimes I do a large basting stitch to hold while it goes through the feet. Loosen your tension and go veeeeery slowly and you won’t be using your seam ripper – learned the hard way #!}

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Terry,

      I like to use a large basting stitch before I add my binding, so I see your point. Loosening the tension… and sewing slowly… are great tips too. It is not a race. :)

      Thanks for the tips!

      My Best,
      Ellen

  9. Lori Mehrer says:

    #SMSCuddleTips I guess my only tip working with Cuddle is to use quilting clips (same ones as the snap hair clips) to hold your pieces together and prevent shifting as you stitch. I do love the soft feel and texture of Cuddle for baby toys and other baby items.

  10. #SMSCUDDLETIPS Use lots of pins to FMQ!

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hi Janet-

      Good tip! Yes- lots of pins! And, flat head type pins are helpful too, as the heads don’t get lost in the pile.

      Thanks for sharing your tip!

      Happy FMQ!

      Ellen

  11. #SMSCuddleTips Thanks for the tips–I’ve been wanting to try quilting Cuddle!

  12. Cathi Thomas says:

    I cut 1″ wide strips of Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy stabilizer and stuck them along the stretchy cut side of the cuddle fabric, end to end. I used a walking foot when sewing the cuddle fabric to quilting cotton, nothing stretched and the cut edge was completely stabilized.

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hi Cathi,

      That is such a great trick! And, a walking foot is a wonderful foot for Cuddle, too. Thank you for sharing.

      Best,
      Ellen

  13. I would love to try some Cuddle fabric! My son would like a soft dragon pillow, and this would be perfect.
    #SMSCuddleTips

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hi Teresa,

      A dragon pillow would be so cute! And, sooo soft, too. We’ll have to ask Bia to design one for us.

      Best,
      Ellen

  14. I’ve never sewn with cuddles… But I appreciated your tips! One of these days I’ll work up the courage #SMSCuddleTips

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Heidi-

      It is nice to know that you like our tips. We also have many more on our website.

      Happy Sewing!

      Best,
      Ellen

  15. I use the 505 spray to glue my cuddle applique pieces down & then I use my walking foot to sew around them. I love the feel of cuddle! #SMSCuddleTips

    • ellen@shannonfabrics.com ellen@shannonfabrics.com says:

      Hello Sarah,

      We love the 505 spray and use it for many of our sew and flip quilts! Thank you for your tip.

      Good Luck in the Giveaway!

      Hugs,
      Ellen

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