Choly Knight

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New cut & sew fabrics! Dolphin, narwhal, & tiny dino

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! Some of my other patterns have been given the cut & sew treatment like my bat plush from before.



In the new collection there’s my dolphin plush, narwhal plush, and tiny dino plush. Just like with the bat plush, all of the pieces you need are already printed on the Spoonflower fabric. So all you need to do is cut and sew – no extra fabric shopping or applique required!

Since these patterns weren’t quite as popular as the bat, I stuck with simple classic colors. You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy them!

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New Product! Cut & Sew Bat Plush

Hey everyone!
Over the last few months I’ve really been getting into Spoonflower – the awesome service where you can get custom-printed fabric. I’ve been using them a lot for custom gifts for friends and family, and I thought I’d try them out to make a custom-printed version of my popular bat plush pattern. This way the fabric itself has a lot of fun details, and the faces are printed right on so it’s super fast to sew up! This is what resulted!

Their custom-printed minky produces really bright and crisp colors, even after washing 🙂 The classic darker colors like the gray and purple still have some white show up in the seams, but it tends to make the finished product look weathered in a cute kind of way. But if that’s not your thing, the lighter pastel ones don’t have that issue at all.

I created 12 different designs — you can check them out by clicking the corresponding thumbnails below. The bats need a fat quarter of minky or fleece to fit all the pieces, but that means if you buy a whole yard you get 4 bats! So you’ll find there are some combination options that let you buy a sampler of 4 bats at once.

The original instructions are changed just slightly to accommodate the fabric, and you can find them here: https://cholyknight.com/bat-plush/. I hope you guys like the options, and of course let me know if you’re interested in any other designs or prints! These were super fun to make and put together ♥


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MCC Send-off Contest! Plus a new sewing pattern!

Hi everyone! As many of you might know, the Monthly Crafting Challenge is officially over, but I wanted to celebrate 4 amazing years with you guys with a contest! I’ve only done giveaways up until this point, so I thought a contest would be a nice change of pace and a fun way to bring back the feel of the challenge one last time 🙂
The basic rules are just like the ones for the original MCC! Simply send in your best projects made from my patterns and I’ll pick my favorites! But keep scrolling to get all the details.

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So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
GRAND PRIZE gets the ultimate sewing pack:
• A collection of 9 jewel-toned Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18” x 60” each; perfect for making fantasy creatures and other critters!
• A 1½ yd. pack of Heat n’ Bond fusible web for applique
• A 1 lb. bag of poly pellets
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush! ↓
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The pattern I use for my Steampunk Plushies has been one of my most requested patterns! Probably because it’s so dang versatile ♥ It can make tons of different animals, but this pattern will show you how to make a wolf, cat, fox, rabbit, or panda. And it comes with loads of steampunky accessories to dress them up! They’re a large 11″ tall size that’s perfect for cuddling. They’re a little more difficult to make than my previous patterns, but if you’ve been making my projects for a while now you might be ready to take them on!

SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH place winners will all receive:
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

FIFTEEN honorable mention winners will all receive:
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $6 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush. That’s 50% off, woo! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

RULES AND ENTERING:
• Entries should be photographs taken of projects you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• Patterns used may include anything from my free collection, my paid collection, or from my books.
• You are free to use projects you’ve made in the past.
• You are free to submit as many images as you want, but you can only win once (for example, you can’t win both 2nd and 5th place)
• You may make alterations to and resize the original pattern, as long as it’s not so much that you can’t tell what it originated from.
• To submit your entry, fill out the entry form found at the bottom of this page!

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Friday, February 3rd and entries will be closed Sunday, March 5th at 11:59pm EST.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall cuteness factor!
• The winning submissions will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email)
• All other entrants will also receive an email from me with a consolation prize coupon. I promise it’ll just be the 1 email – no spam!
• If you are a GRAND PRIZE winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me only so the prize can be shipped to you

OTHER DETAILS:
• As a winner, I’ll announce your name, website (if applicable), and photo submission on this page, so every entrant knows who won.
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.
• Void where prohibited

But most importantly,
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Edit!
All the winners have been named and contacted! Congrats to everyone who won, and thank you to all that entered!


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Plush Sewing Basics: Working with Fleece and Minky

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another infographic, getting into the nitty gritty of working with plush fabrics. This one is about general tips and tricks for working with fabrics like fleece and minky. Fleece is generally easy to sew, but this graphic has a few pointers to make it foolproof. There are also tips for working with minky as well, which is known to be a little tricky at times. It also goes into the different types of fleece and minky out there. They’re both fabrics that are popular and trendy right now, so new variations and names are cropping up everywhere. It’s sure to confuse beginners. But I’m going to do my best to clear things up for you here 🙂

Working with Fleece & Minky Infographic


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Free Pattern Friday! Double-sided Cuddle Blanket

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Cuddle blankets like this one are all the rage lately, so I thought I’d join in the fray with this one I made for the boyfriend 😀 Most of the tutorials I’ve seen out there are for baby-sized blankets – which are so adorable! – so hopefully I’m adding something new to the conversation with this adult-sized one that’s about 59” wide and 70” long. It’s perfect for using some of the amazing flannel prints that are coming out of Joann’s; like this wonderfully geeky electronics print shown here. Down here in Florida, the cuddle fleece + flannel print is a pretty perfect warmth combination. Not too hot, and not too cold!

I feel like I could make a dozen of these and not get sick of them 😀 Working with the huge pieces of fabric is tricky, but aside from that I really this this project could be great for beginners!

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