Everything You Need to Know About Cuddle Fabric

If you've ever wrapped yourself in a blanket that feels like a cloud or snuggled up in a robe that make you never want to get out of bed, chances are you've experienced the magic of Cuddle fabric. But what is Cuddle, and how can you use it in your projects? What is Cuddle? Cuddle fabric is a type of plush, knit fabric known for its incredibly soft and velvety texture. Made from polyester, this fabric is designed to mimic the softness of real fur. Despite its soft texture, Cuddle fabric is quite durable. It’s resistant

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Our Top 9 FREE Graduation Quilt Patterns

It’s graduation season which means it’s time to make a graduation quilt! Typically for a graduation quilt, we suggest aiming for a twin quilt size. A  typical twin quilt measures around 66” by 88”. And if your grad is heading off to college and bunking on a twin XL mattress, look for quilt patterns that are around 66” by 96”. We’ve pulled some of our favorite patterns to help you make the perfect graduation quilt. In the Garden Kaffe Fassett 74” x 92” This pattern by Kaffe Fassett makes great use of big prints. That could be anything from

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How to Fussy Cut Big Squares

Have you ever done fussy cutting for a block before? Fussy cutting is when you cut your quilt pieces so that a fabric motif is in a precise location. For some quilt patterns, you can use this to create a secondary pattern or kaleidoscope effect. For other quilts, you can use this technique to ensure you are getting the wow factor with alternate blocks or big pieces. We’ve put together a tutorial to show you how to fussy cut for a large square, one where your ruler doesn’t cover the entire piece you need. Let’s

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The Best Threads for Your Domestic Sewing Machine

If you're a quilter, you know that the right thread can make all the difference in your project. Accurate points and intersections, lumpy seams, a dusty machine, all of these things are down to the thread you choose. That's why we've put together a list of our favorite threads for your sewing machine. The Solids Aurifil 50wt Solids: Description: Aurifil's 50wt/2ply thread is a favorite among quilters for good reason.This premium cotton thread boasts strength and durability while maintaining a remarkably thin profile. It produces flat and crisp seams, making it ideal for piecing. Uses: This thread

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Creative Habits for Temperature Quilts

We’ve talked before about our Top 5 Tips for Planning Your Temperature Quilt, but let’s look at it from a different perspective. As we step into a new year, full of possibilities and resolutions, a temperature quilt helps you make room for a bit of daily sewing time. It’s not only about tracking your days, but keeping your days creative.  Choosing Your Color Palette The first step in planning your temperature quilt is to decide on the temperature range for each fabric. Usually, each color represents a five-degree temperature range with purples, blues, and cool tones as

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The Perks of Buying A Floor Model Sewing Machine

When you’re looking for a new sewing machine, finding the perfect machine that balances quality and a good price can be a challenge. We have a solution for you; have you ever looked at buying a floor model sewing machine? A floor model machine is one that we’ve had out in Machineland at Quilting Mayhem. That could be a serger, a long arm, or a regular sewing machine. If you haven’t thought of it before, let’s show you why the decision to bring home a floor model sewing machine will save you money while you

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Quilt Tools Every Beginner Needs

When you’re new to the world of quilting, figuring out the tools can seem overwhelming. Which brands are better? Where can I get them? Do I need everything right now? The answers to those questions in order are: it depends, Quilting Mayhem, and no you don’t. But having the right tools in your quilter’s kit can make all the difference. We’ll break down the must-haves to get you started quilting. Rotary Cutter Chances are, you haven’t seen a rotary cutter before you started quilting. You might have thought you were going to cut out your pieces with

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Things Every Beginner Quilter Should Remember

Picture this, it’s 11:30 at night, you’re eight episodes deep into a Dr. Who marathon and your stack of 387 half square triangles. Somehow your stack topples over and before you know it, you slice through a bunch with your rotary cutter. Ok, maybe it wasn’t exactly that, but we all run into problems at one time or another. Whether you’re a beginner or have been quilting for years, we’ve put together our list of questions to ask yourself when you’re in meltdown mode.   Can this mistake become an opportunity? Remember that every mistake you make can

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