Category Archives: Cuddle

New pattern and giveaway

Are you ready for an awesome giveaway?
Have you ever made a quilt with
the wonderful and cuddly Shannon Fabrics?
I fell in love with this fabric after making this scarf
And look at these beautiful fabrics…
I absolutely love the bright colors in this line, Izzy
and this one is made with Spice Market
The fabric is very easy to work with,
you just need to use a walking foot to piece,
and after cutting, I found the best thing to do
was take all my cut pieces outside and shake the “cuddle dust” off… Ü
I also kept my vacuum cleaner close by to vacuum often!
You can find more tips for working with this fabric here.
Both quilts are backed with Cuddle fabrics
Love the embossing…
and quilted with my favorite…
These quilts are so comfortable and warm,
they have become favorites in my house!
Would you like to make one of these quilts?
You can find my free pattern here
and here
But even better, would you like to win a kit
with all the fabric, for both the top and back?
We are giving away your choice of 2 kits!
Each kit has:
A Free Market Crossing Pattern
6 yards of Shannon Fabrics (choose
Spice Market Basil or Izzy Topaz)
Plus a Twin size Quilter’s Dream Select batting
And a $25 gift Certificate from Superior Threads
Total value: $162!
To enter…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends March 24, 2013 midnight CST.
Two random winners will be chosen.
Open to USA residents of the 48 contiguous States.

So glad you came over today…
Good luck!

    New Blog Hop & Tutorial

    Welcome to my day in
    the Fall Machine Embroidery Blog Hop



    I had a great time making this scarf with my embroidery machine


    and Marjorie’s Snowflake embroidery design


    The applique can be cut out with the Accuquilt GO! Snowflake

    The top of the scarf is made with 1/4 yd cuts of (4) blue
    and (1) white batik fabrics
    and 1/2 yd Rose Cuddle fabric for the back


    If you have a GO cutter, prepare the applique pieces
    by cutting the white fabric into
    (6) 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ squares,
    fuse Light Steam a Seam 2 to the wrong side of the fabric,
    and cut out with the snowflake die


    Next, cut (2) 3″ strips by WOF from each of the blue fabrics


    sew (4) strips together

    and press the seams open.
    Repeat with the remaining strips

    Since the scarf is lined with “Cuddle” fabric and not quilted,
    I decided to embellish with a pretty little stitch

     and
    metallic thread  


    To avoid thread breakage,
    I loosened the top tension on my machine,
    used a large size needle

    and sewed at a slow speed


    Next, measure the width of your sewn strips,

     cut (6) blocks… mine measure 10 1/2″
    so I cut (6) 10 1/2″ blocks
    and arrange them as follows 

    Now sew them together
    and embellish the joining seam

    I had some leftover strips, so I cut (3) 3″ strips

    to make this practice piece
    Now for my favorite part… the applique
    Remove the Lite Steam a Seam liner from the back of the snowflake
    and finger press (do not heat fuse yet) in place onto the background fabric

    Now it’s time to get the embroidery hoop ready!
    Hoop a stabilizer and spray a little temporary fabric adhesive
    on the center of the stabilizer 

    find the center of the snowflake

    align in the prepared hoop,
    remove the snowflake 

    place the hoop in the machine
    and stitch the placement lines

    place the snowflake inside the stitch lines
    and press with a small iron

    Return the hoop to the machine
    and finish stitching the designs

    Next, trim 1/2″ off on both sides of the scarf.

    With the Rose Cuddle fabric right side up,
    lay the scarf face down
    and pin in place. 

    Stitch all around with a 1/4″ seam,
    leaving a 6-7″ opening to turn right side out.
    Trim the excess Cuddle fabric,

    turn right side out, sew the opening
    and stitch the top edges down with an 1/8″ seam. 

    So simple, fun to make
    and super soft!

    … and my little practice piece
    I think I’ll make a mug rug °Ü°!

    Marjorie is giving away a design from her collection of machine
    embroidery designs, and the winner gets to choose!!!
    To win, leave a comment telling me
    which of Marjorie’s embroidery designs you would love to have
    and for a second chance, comment on what kind of die
    would you have custom made for the GO! cutter.
    I will chose a winner next Friday, 11/16.

    So glad you stopped by!