I’m really excited to have a pattern of mine featured over on the Shannon Fabrics website and blog. It’ll be up on their site soon…but I have permission to go ahead and post it here! YAY. So you can download the PDF here right now!
People LOVE cuddle quilts, but I find many quilters are intimidated by the thought of piecing a quilt entirely with Cuddle fabric. I have a trick for you that will make that fear disappear!
Fusible Stitch-n-Wash from Floriani will completely stabilize your Cuddle fabric. (It’s also available in a non-fusible if you like spray adhesive.) Fuse it to the wrong side of your Cuddle fabric using your iron on medium heat. (I rough cut my pieces first so that I don’t waste a lot of the stabilizer.) I recommend testing with a scrap to get the heat setting that works for your iron. Then cut your pieces to size!
I still use a walking foot as your layers are quite thick. Lengthen your stitch (I use a 3.0) and use a 90/14 stretch needle. But I didn’t have to use a single pin when piecing this quilt! I wouldn’t use this for whole cloth Cuddle quilts or blankets, but this product will allow you to piece smaller “fussier” designs that you might otherwise shy away from with Cuddle fabrics.
Another unique feature of this product, because it is made up of half soluble and half non-soluble fibers, you can LEAVE it right in your quilt. Don’t bother tearing it out, simply quilt and bind as usual. The non-soluble fibers stay in the quilt and act as a layer of batting. It’s completely soft and super cuddly after you wash the quilt!
Floriani also has a wash away stabilizer, Wet-n-Gone, that is available in fusible and as tacky sheets (as well as non-stick). This would also work to stabilize your cuddle fabric and will completely wash away. (I use this product when I machine embroider on towels.)
*I was in no way compensated for recommendation of Floriani products. I simply want to share great products from great companies….especially when it’ll make your quilting easier! Shannon Fabrics provided the fabrics used in this quilt.
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