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Thread: Crazy For Chenille e-book suppor thread

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    Today, I ran an announcement about the new e-book by Andrea Clancey (Quilting Aggi). The e-book is called Crazy For Chenille.

    You can find more information here:

    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/804-owz.jsp

    Feel free to post any questions about the e-book in this thread.

    If you have any technical questions about downloading the e-book, I'll be happy to help you out.

    And if you have any questions about the technique Andrea teaches, then post away and she'll follow up to make sure everything is perfectly clear.

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    I would like to relay a question someone just asked via the newsletter feedback:

    Do I have to purchase a new attachment to make this chenille fabric????

    Connie Christiansen
    Aggi, would you care to comment, please?

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    That's a good question, and would like to know the answer also.

    I do plan on getting this ebook on Wednesday, and really look forward to learning how to make chenille. I've never worked with it before, but have seen so many beautiful things made with it. I saw the back of a quilt out of chenille, and it looked so very warm and comforting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    I would like to relay a question someone just asked via the newsletter feedback:

    Do I have to purchase a new attachment to make this chenille fabric????

    Connie Christiansen
    Aggi, would you care to comment, please?
    There are no special machines you will need to make chenille. As long as you have a sewing machine that can run a straight stitch and you have a quilting foot, you can make chenille!

    The only special gadget you will need is a special Rotary Cutter called a "Slash Cutter". Olfa offers several styles in these cutters. They look like your basic rotary cutter, except there is a long arm that extends past the blade. This arm is to allow you to cut between your sewn lines and not to jump stitches and cut elsewhere. The arm also prevents you from cutting into the bottom layer of your chenille layers. With this chenille e-book I suggest you have 4 layers of fabric. You only cut through the top 3. The bottom layer is left alone and uncut.

    This link will show you two different types of Rotary Slash Cutters used for Chenille by Olfa

    http://www.rotarycuttershop.co.uk/ac...e_Cutters.html

    However, if you wish to skip the slash cutter gadget, you can still cut your lines with your scissors. It may take a little longer to cut, but it can be done and you will still get the same beautiful chenille results


    I hope this answers your question.

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!! I'll answer them all to the best of my ability!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    That's a good question, and would like to know the answer also.

    I do plan on getting this ebook on Wednesday, and really look forward to learning how to make chenille. I've never worked with it before, but have seen so many beautiful things made with it. I saw the back of a quilt out of chenille, and it looked so very warm and comforting!
    Hi Ducky!

    Once you learn how to do the basics you will be hooked! It can be addictive!

    Chenille does have a very cozy feel and look to it! Eventually I want to make a full size lap throw and create different designs throughout the quilt!

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    I just wanted to drop a line here to say thank you to those of you that purchased my e-book so far. I have enjoyed making these projects and sharing my knowledge of chenille with you.

    I am here several times throughout the day peeking in, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Chenille is very fun and easy to make. You will be amazed at how quick you can put together some beautiful chenille cushions. I made several sets over the last few years for Christmas and they turned out beautiful! Those I gave them to loved them and after several years they still look brand new!

    Remember you do not need any special machine to make chenille. Just your basic sewing machine, quilting foot will work. You can use your own fabric scissors or you can use the Ofla Slash Cutters specifically designed for cutting chenille.

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea
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    Andrea,
    I've bought the book & looked at the 2 Olfa rotary cutters. The one seems to have a handle & I think uses regular Olfa blades. The other one seems to have special blades & no handle.
    Do you recommend one as opposed to the other?
    I'm anxious to try this!
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    Terry in NY

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    I have made 2 chenille blankets (small), and used extra sharp small bladed scissors that were supposed to be good for this the first time -- NEVER AGAIN!! The second time I used my electric scissors (mine are Black and Decker, and pretty heavy duty). This time it was A BREEZE!!

    Just thought I'd mention this for those of you who already have electric scissors (they were pretty popular in the "old days", well, 'medium old days' anyway!!!

    Andrea has a lot more experience, so she may have some insight on this.




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    Quote Originally Posted by terry leffler
    Andrea,
    I've bought the book & looked at the 2 Olfa rotary cutters. The one seems to have a handle & I think uses regular Olfa blades. The other one seems to have special blades & no handle.
    Do you recommend one as opposed to the other?
    I'm anxious to try this!
    Hugs,
    Terry in NY
    Sorry I'm only getting to your message now but I have been in bed for the last few days choking with a cold...

    Yes you can use either type of Olfa cutter and they both use the regular rotary blades. So you don't have to purchase special blades.

    Either of the two cutters will work, it is more of a personal preference which cutter you are more comfortable with. The one without the handle would fit in the palm of your hand. So you might have more control over that one oppose to the regular looking olfa slash cutters. I don't have the palm held one, but I do know people who have used them and really enjoy them

    I hope I have answered your questions!! :)

    Have lots of fun making your chenille.. I warn you though, that it can be addictive!!!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
    I have made 2 chenille blankets (small), and used extra sharp small bladed scissors that were supposed to be good for this the first time -- NEVER AGAIN!! The second time I used my electric scissors (mine are Black and Decker, and pretty heavy duty). This time it was A BREEZE!!

    Just thought I'd mention this for those of you who already have electric scissors (they were pretty popular in the "old days", well, 'medium old days' anyway!!!

    Andrea has a lot more experience, so she may have some insight on this.


    I have heard of people using the electric scissors too. Although, I myself feel a bit uneasy using them as I don't always have a steady hand. If you do have these scissors though and are comfortable with them, certainly give them a try!!! Just remember that you are working with 4 layers of fabrics, but you are only cutting through the first top 3 layers and leaving the bottom layer alone. You are also cutting between narrow areas. So if your electric scissors are thick, you might not get a steady or straight a cut. Remember the slash cutters both the palm held and the regular hand held style have an extended arm to prevent you from cutting on an angle and to keep your lines straight.

    CRH if these electric scissors work for you then keep on using them!!! Work with what you are more comfortable with!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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