Enter for your chance to win a cute Cuddle Giraffe Kit!
We’ve recently announced a few dates for the first of our 2017 live-and-in-person Martha Pullen events, and to celebrate we’re having a giveaway with Shannon Fabrics! We’ve partnered with Shannon Fabrics for a couple of years now for our live retreats, and we just adore all of the wonderful fabrics they have available.
Based in Los Angeles, Shannon Fabrics is the leading importer and distributor for plush fabric, and they carry the world’s largest selection of comfy Cuddle fabrics. Shannon Fabrics also offers fabulous Faux Furs, super soft Silky Satin fabrics, Terry Cloth, Cuddle Suede, the popular Embrace Double Gauze 100% Cotton and novelties. They offer kits and precuts, too!
Our students love sewing with Shannon Fabrics products at our events, and our own Martha Pullen instructor Connie Palmer even teaches a special Cuddle Blanket Workshop at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Connie has made many projects using Cuddle and she’s collected the easiest and best methods to share during this class. She’s even come up with a way to keep the ‘fuzzies’ to a minimum when cutting the binding (you won’t believe it)! The class will next be taught at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Minneapolis Nov. 10.
Here are a few of Connie’s tips for sewing with Cuddle fabric:
– Use a large needle – 100 / 110 if needed, and be sure to use good thread, preferably polyester, not cotton. (Shannon Fabrics also suggests that it be a Stretch Needle.)
– Try to be sure to not cut the furry part, but cut the reverse side so that, as Connie says it, “you don’t have to think as much!”
– Fun trick: You can put batting in between the plush materials to make it more padded!
You can find Shannon Fabrics products at our events or at many fabric stores and quilt shops. Use the Shannon Fabrics Store Locator to find local shops that carry their fabric near you! You can also check out the Shannon Fabrics website for fun stuff we think you’ll love: free patterns, tips and tricks, PDF and video tutorials and the Sewciety blog!
Now for the Cuddle Giraffe Kit Giveaway!
Shannon Fabrics has kindly sent us two of these adorable My Bubba Soft Cuddle kits to give away. What a sweet gift this play mat will make for the special little one in your life! The play mat finishes at 24” x 42”. The kit includes all the Cuddle fabric needed to make the mat, plus the free pattern.
To enter to win one of the kits, simply comment below with the hashtag #CuddleGiraffe and tell us why you want to win it! Then, head on over to the Sewciety blog and comment there for a second chance to win. Be sure to comment by midnight EST on Sunday, Oct. 23 for you chance to win. TWO lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced here next week.
Mary Bittel and Valerie Brown are the winners of our Cuddle Giraffe Kit Giveaway. The winners have been notified by email. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all who entered!