I have a new obsession: making cuddle blankets! It all started earlier this year when my work (Missouri Star) had a sale on 2-yard cuts of cuddle fabric (sometimes also referred to as minky fabric ) for just $22 each. I bought a few to make my mom a blanket for mother's day and it turned out beautifully. In fact, it was so soft and luxurious that I almost didn't want to gift it to her! Don't worry, I didn't end up keeping it for myself...instead, I spent a small fortune on MORE cuddle fabric so that I could make a blanket for myself (and one for my husband, and perhaps a few more to give as gifts during the holidays?!). Not only is the fabric incredibly soft and luxurious, it's also machine washable. And each blanket is so easy - you can bust one out in just a few hours of sewing time using this free tutorial. Here's the one I made for myself over the holiday weekend: Tyler's is on deck for my next sewing session! I guarantee that you will become as ob
Last week, I went up to Hamilton, MO (aka Quilt Town USA) to see some of my coworkers, get a tour of the machine quilting department, and pick up my new sewing machine, a Baby Lock Jazz II! It was a gorgeous day and I ended up popping into a few of the shops as well. Not only did I snag the very last May the 1/4" Be With You shirt, I also got a sweet deal on some skeins of Manos Clasica at One Big Happy Yarn. Over the weekend, I took the plunge and started my first project on the new sewing machine, a periwinkle table topper: It's really a dream to sew on. The threading and bobbin are completely different from what I'm used to, so I was intimidated to dive in at first. After watching a bunch of YouTube videos and consulting the manual, I feel like I'm getting the hang of it, and I can't wait to explore all of the different stitches and features after I master the basics!