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Video: How to Sew a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket (& Free Pattern)

Video: How to Sew a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket (& Free Pattern)

If there's one thing we know at Shannon Fabrics, it's that our fans and followers absolutely love a good throw blanket made with Cuddle® minky fabric!

Our National Educator Teresa Coates has already shared how to sew a throw blanket with binding and how to sew a simple throw blanket, but this week she puts a spin on this classic idea by using our Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strips to create a "Sweet Strip Throw Blanket" (approximate finished size: 46–48" x 58"). 

See Related: How to Make a Cuddle® Lullaby Quilt

Cuddle® Sweet Strips packages make it super easy and convenient to create a cozy throw for your home or as a gift, and the "pillowcase" style construction makes a clean edge with no need for binding!

Join Teresa LIVE from Sew On & Sew North where she shares her tips and tricks for making this beautiful and irresistibly-luxurious throw!

Recommended Notions and Fabrics for Sewing a Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket

These products and fabrics can be substituted for whatever works best for you, but here is what Teresa recommends for sewing a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket:

Fabric:

Notions:

  • 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
  • 90/14 stretch machine needle – SCHMETZ
  • Fabric clips — (Wonder Clips - Clover)
  • Felt tip marker
  • Flower head pins – Clover
  • Micro serrated scissors – Famore
  • Point turner
  • Polyester thread — (Metrosene - Mettler)
  • Self-healing cutting mat — OLFA
  • Stiletto and pressing tool — ByAnnie
  • Walking Foot

Video: How Sew a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on September 7 to share her tips on how to sew a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket.

Can't make it? Check back here after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.

How to Sew a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket

Tips for sewing a Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket

  • Be sure to use polyester thread! Your seams will be stronger.
  • Backstitch at each end of each seam.
  • You can use any of the Sweet Strips packages and any combo of strips.
  • Mix and match the Luxe Cuddle® and Cuddle® 3 strips for extra texture.
  • Get creative and cut some of your strips in 5” and 2 1/2” strips and arrange as desired.

Free Download: Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket Sewing Pattern

Click here or the “Download Now!” button below to download and print Teresa’s free Luxe Cuddle® Sweet Strip Throw Blanket sewing pattern.

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If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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