No, you’re not daydreaming — we’re back for Season 7 of Sew Together Tuesday!
For the season premiere, our National Educator Teresa Coates features our free Cuddle® Daydream Quilt pattern, but as usual, she’s added her own unique spin to this fan-favorite design. This Daydream Quilt measures in at approximately 42” by 53” when finished, and we think the striped front paired with the double border looks amazing.
See Related: Tuscan Cuddle® Quilt Tutorial (& Free Pattern)
She makes the quilt as the directions on the pattern outline, but for the last strip she uses a two inch-wide strip instead of a six-inch strip. She then brings the back around to create a “self-binding” edge. Using this technique makes the quilt both easier and faster to bind, and it reduces the bulk along the edge.
The trick here is the corner, and Teresa shares how simple it really is — including how to make a template for the corner so it’s easier to repeat!
Happy sewing, and as always, thank you for joining us!
Recommended Fabrics and Notions for Making a Cuddle® Minky Self-Binding Strip Quilt
These products and fabrics can be substituted for whatever works best for you, but here is what Teresa recommends for sewing a Cuddle® Daydream Quilt:
- Cuddle® Strips Ocean (includes five 10”x60” cuts)
- 1/4 yd. Cuddle® 3 Snow
- 2 yds. Sparkle Cuddle® Glitter Saltwater/Silver
- 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
- 90/14 stretch machine needle – SCHMETZ
- Basting spray, optional
- Batting (thin, poly batting 44” x 55”) — Quilters Dream
- Fabric clips — (Wonder Clips - Clover)
- Felt tip marker
- Flower head pins – Clover
- Micro serrated scissors – Famore
- Polyester thread — (Metrosene - Mettler)
- Self-healing cutting mat — OLFA
- Stiletto and pressing tool — ByAnnie
- Template plastic — Karen Kay Buckley
- Walking Foot
Tips for Making a Cuddle® Minky Self-Binding Strip Quilt
- Use batting to give your quilt more stability and weight. It can make it easier to sew if you aren’t dealing with the stretch, too.
- Trim batting to the desired finished size of the quilt, not the edge of the strips.
- Go without batting for more drape.
- Use a serpentine stitch or other decorative stitch when topstitching on Cuddle® 3.
- Use a zig zag or serpentine stitch when topstitching on Luxe Cuddle®.
- Choose your own favorite colors or mix in Cuddle® prints! Get creative.
- Make it bigger by using wider strips or more colors.
Video: How to Make a Cuddle® Minky Self-Binding Strip Quilt
Mark your calendar — for the season premiere of Season 7 of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on October 5 to share her tips on how to sew a Cuddle® Daydream Quilt.
Can't make it? Check back here after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
For more information about self-binding techniques, start here:
Free Download: Cuddle® Minky Fabric Daydream Quilt
Click here or the “Download Now!” button below to download and print Teresa’s free Cuddle® Daydream Quilt pattern. Also, click here for our Self-Binding Blanket free pattern.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.