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Make a Cuddle Blanket with Olaf

Do you want to build a Snowman? We thought so. In fact, we want to build Olaf himself to celebrate Disney’s Frozen 2, which came out in theaters recently. To celebrate one of our favorite movies, we paired some Frozen fabric panels with Cuddle fabrics to make soft and snuggly little blankets and pillows!

The front of this blanket is pure cuteness, but the back is seriously snuggly. These little Olaf panels make it sew up quickly before you can even finish singing “Let It Go” again!

To make the Olaf blanket, it’s simple. First, gather a few supplies.

Supplies:

Steps to Sew Blanket:

Using the quilt panel as a template, cut the cuddle backing fabric to 35” x 42”. This is an approximate size since like snowflakes all panels are unique!

Tip: throw the Cuddle in your dryer on low setting for a few minutes to get all the extra fluff from cutting out.

With right sides facing, place the cuddle backing fabric with the quilt panel. Pin together. Cuddle tends to shift a bit, so don’t be shy with those pins!

Using a 2.5-3.0  stitch length, sew a 1/2” seam allowance around the edge. Leave a 5” opening at the bottom, so you can turn it right side out. After turning it right side out, poke out the corners and stitch the opening shut. It finishes at approximately 33″ x 40″

Iron it on a low setting when finished. Be careful because the polyester of Cuddle can melt. Topstitch around the edge if desired.

And now you’ve built a snowman!

What could be softer than a pillow made from Cuddle? These have Cuddle on one side, and Frozen quilting cotton on the other.

Sewing with Cuddle Fabric

We love Cuddle fabric for its plush feel, and it comes in so many textures, from dots to faux fur. If you’re not familiar with Cuddle, Teresa Coates gives you some useful hints and tips for working with it.

People often ask how Cuddle works as a quilt backing – whether batting is required and if a cotton and Cuddle combination can be quilted. Teresa answers those questions and shows some examples of them in this video.

 

 

 

Inspired by yet another cute panel from the movie, we added a beautiful rose-colored Cuddle to the back of this panel of Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2.

 

Do you want to build a snowman?

If you do, please tag us @fatquartershop and use the hashtag #frozenquilt so we can see your creation! And all of these images can be repinned on Pinterest so you can share this idea with your friends or save it for later!

Happy Quilting!

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