Cuddle Zig Zags by Rebecca

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-09-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-11-30T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I made this quilt using a cuddle throw kit from Shannon Fabrics and flannel.  You can read more about it and see the tutorial I put together here: *cuddle-flannel-a-zig-zag-quilt-tutorial

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Comments

Terryt1955

You're doing this for my benefit right, becasue you know I want to amke a zig zag without the HST! This looks darling. Are you using a blue batik in addition to the solid blue?

Janquilter

Well, now I need to make ANOTHER zig-zag! This one is too cute and looks much easier that the triangles. Looking forward to seeing more of this one.

Rebecca

Janquilter Ha! Yes, this is much easier than the quarter square triangle method, although somehow set on point it throws me for a loop. Good thing I got a design wall space set up - otherwise no way I'd keep the pieces straight.

Rebecca

Terryt1955 Yep, no triangles here Terry - just rectangles and squares. It is on point though so I had to lay it all out to get the pattern correct. It's a combination of white flannel and minky cuddle fabric from the Cat in the Hat throw quilt strip set from Shannon Fabrics. You can see each of fabrics included listed in the project materials.

Janquilter

Rebecca I work on point so often that I think this is perfect for me. The design wall is key when laying out...and when sewing, to keep things straight. Plus, good exercise for me, running from the wall the the sewing machine. :-)

Rebecca

Janquilter Yeah, keeps you from sitting too long running back and forth to grab pieces.. I just know I couldn't do this without a spot to lay it out and sew from the layout unlike a lot of other things I've sewn. I did the other zigzag without a design wall no problem.

True

Love this what cute fabric and sounds so cuddly!

Kathie

Another great idea! I love the feel of flannel and the look of the zigzag. I created my own design wall by buying a few yards of white felt, made a binding at the top, attached velcro and its up on the only wall I had left (behind the door). You are right, it is a life saver and much easier to see than on the floor.

Terryt1955

Have you made progress on this one?

Rebecca

Yes, it's all done - pics should be showing above and full tutorial on the blog link. Just finally updated the "project." smile

Rebecca

Terryt1955 Oops! forgot to tag. See above.

Terryt1955

Thanks Rebecca. I now have no excuse not to finally make a zig zag quilt!!! Any tips for working with minky?

Rebecca

Terryt1955 I covered a lot in the tutorial but ask if you have any questions. It's definitely more "fussy" than regular quilting cotton. I love the result though. Also, you could follow the tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts and just use quilting cotton. That's here: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/03/all-zipped-up.html

Amanda

I do love this sweet cuddle quilt, Rebecca . You did such a great job.

Quilt455

Love it Rebecca. I made a zig zag with all HST and love how the wall hanging came out but I would like to try you method since didn't enjoy all those HST. Thanks for the tutorial.

Rebecca

You're welcome Quilt455 ! Mine is really customized for working with the cuddle strips so if you want to make it with regular quilting cotton check out the Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial I linked above in my reply to Terry

Rebecca

Amanda Thanks! You know it took me a bit to wrap my brain around working with those strips and having it come together as a nice quilt. :-)

marand

I just saw this and want to do it. My question is, can this be machine quilted rather than tacked. how would you suggest to do that? Thanks.

Rebecca

marand I personally didn't feel comfortable machine quilting the two layers of cuddle since it is so shifty and kind of stretchy. I had a cuddle panel on the back and was worried about getting puckers and folds. If you do a regular flannel or cotton backing fabric, I would just baste really well and quilt as usual. If you're straight line quilting increase your stitch length a little more on the cuddle if you can.

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