Projects with Cuddle
Now, that you know how to sew with these lovely fabrics, let's talk about the projects!
Hopefully, you are like me in that when I come across a new style of fabric, my mind goes wild! I first think, can it go in a bag - because really, can you have too many bags?
Then, I go to quilts, mug rugs, baby, then, anything else. Pretty much in that order too. I definitely have my "go-to's".
When it comes to Cuddle (minky fabric), I literally put it in everything! I love the softness of it, but also I use the texture to break up the design and add interest. I think what I want to impress most is try not to limit yourself to certain uses. We are all very creative and everyday I get impressed by the projects I see on Facebook and Instagram.
I have already shown some of my pictures in other posts, but I will put them here again and talk about each one.
Quilts - the most obvious, but not just on the back - how about blended with cotton?
If you could not tell, the parents were having a little boy and they wanted Navy Blue and Grays with an elephant. I used the Cuddle on the squares (not the back of the quilt, but I did use it on the back on the burp cloth and bib, as well as in the applique. Simple - nothing complicated, but they loved it and it really turned out cute! I used used the scraps as well!
Cuddle (minky) makes amazing stuffies. The stretch works in your favor with these projects - you can overstuff for extra cuddling. Plus, no one can see any mistakes with sewing! It is very forgiving. Good thing to know - the Cuddle brand minky only stretches in one direction!
PILLOWS!!! Cuddle is extra fun with pillows! This Monster Pillow Pattern is Free from Shannon Fabrics. But you can use minky to make any shape or size. It is sure to be the most loved pillow there is! In fact, I made a simple square pillow out of minky for myself, but my nephew loved it so much, I gave it to him when he was around 2. He is now 7 and still sleeps with it!
Really, the projects are limitless!
- Key Fobs/Chains
- Mug Rugs
I am sure there are many, many ways to use minky. If you have one you would like to share - tag me on instagram #threadedlines
- Jennifer Armentrout