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Thread: Chenille Quilts

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    Chenille Quilts

    I want to make a chenille quilt using panels. How many panels do I need? The backing will be a plain fabric. Do I use batting?

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    When you ask how many panels you would need, do you mean how many layers? And why do you want to use panels? Is this for a baby quilt or toddler quilt? I can't imagine making a large quilt with this technique. I do not believe you use batting in a chenille quilt; the many layers of fabric create enough weight and warmth on their own.

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    I made chenille quilt using 5 layers of flannel and no batting. I don't understand the thought behind using a panel because any design will be completely lost in the cutting. Unless you have a lot of panels to use up.
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    here's a tut of sorts showing how to do this and the panel pattern still shows just fine. http://www.moores-sew.com/blog/cheni...panel-blanket/
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    There is one on u-tube. I think she uses 4 panels.

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    I made one a few years ago using panels, I think I used 3 panels and flannel for the backing. It has been a long time so I'm not positive, but it can be done and it is really cute. I cut it on the diagonal so when it frayed it gave it a diff pattern.

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    Thanks, everyone. Sounds like I need 3-4 panels for the layers and no need for batting.

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    I love chenille. This just gave me an idea for a new project. I am looking forward to seeing your finished project.
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    You've all inspired me. I'm adding a chenille quilt to my list of "wanna do" projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    When you ask how many panels you would need, do you mean how many layers? And why do you want to use panels? .............
    Actually layering the flanellette panels and then "chenilling" them can be very effective.

    Try it .... you just may like it!

    I have seen them done with five panels ...... and one they used seven.
    They were so cuddly and beautiful.
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