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Merry Christmas!!,
I would like to Thank all who ordered this past year and who purchased fabric and kits! I could tell there were lots of projects going on which is great ! Cuddle Soft Kits had an opportunity to expand and have a store front in the little town I live in of Ashton, Idaho. Some one said they didn't know what Cuddle Soft Kits meant and so to clarify, I felt I needed to change the name of the store front to  "The Minky Quilt Shop". The website name is still Cuddle Soft Kits.  Now, Sometimes people think my name is Minky! 
A few ladies who sew mainly with cotton fabrics say they are afraid of working with Minky fabric and hear stories of how hard it is to work with. I would like to share a story about FEAR and COURAGE!.
Two teenage girls came into the shop and looked at the fabric and really liked the feel and colors and  saw finished blankets and they wanted one.  I offered to teach them and they took me up on the offer. They spent time choosing  fabric and were so, so excited to have it done before Christmas. ( Courageous) Before the first class, One gals mom said how hard it was going to be and said she didn't think she would like sewing it and kind of discouraged her. FEAR sets in.. This particular girl then said, I will make it even if my mom thinks I can't, BUT..I won't pick one thing out if it is wrong, I will not finish it if I have to pick anything out. To continue with this same gal.  Ok, I said we'll see.  We met together and I gave instructions and we started. We glued the first piece in the middle and pinned and sewed the strips to each side.  When she was done she had let a strip slip and she had about 6 inches hanging at the bottom.  Guess what, she was willing and picked it out. ( Courage)  Then she sewed it again and when she was done this time she had taken different seam allowances which makes the strip look crooked.  She was NOT going to pick it out. She told me I had cut the strip crooked. So we trimmed off a few inches to make it look straight. ! Now she's happy again! She gets confidence and she finishes sewing all the strips on and both girls quilts look so pretty AND they are so proud of themselves and Happy!!  Now we get to the binding, and again she was not going to pick out.  Different seam allowance were taken, kind of all over the place which did make it hard to bind.  Then her machine acted up and now we are facing Fear again because she is afraid she won't be able to finish it. We fix the machine and both girls finish up their binding. The point of this story is that it takes time and practice just like any sewing projects to know what you're doing. Don't be afraid to try sewing with Minky fabric.  Yes, it does slip a little but with pins or clamps, the adhesive 505 spray, 90/14 stretch needle and a walking foot makes the project go smoother.  Be courageous and enjoy the finished project just like these gals. !!! Congratulations girls, you did great!! You will never Fear Minky again!!
I hope you stay safe and have a very Merry Christmas,
Happy Sewing,
Cuddle Soft Kits and The Minky Quilt Shop

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call Laurie (208-821-7424) or Email at Remember to make someone happy, make them a cuddle quilt!






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