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Thread: Faux Chenille Help

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    I made a faux chenille baby quilt. Ya know the ones with 5 layers of flannel sewed together and then you cut the top 4 layers. Anyways I don't know what I did wrong. Maybe I measured wrong or stretched the fabric as I was sewing. I don't know. I thought I was on a roll and it all looked great. I slashed my fabric and then I squared up my quilt and I was really really off. It's 5 pieces of flannel layered and sewed together. I don't know how I could have messed it up so bad. Anyways when it was all said and done the finished size is 18"x36". Long and skinny lol. So my question is does anyone have any ideas as to how I could maybe add a border or something to it? Maybe to just the 2 long sides or the whole thing. I am not really sure how to attach a border now or how it would even look since its 5 layers and all. I don't have anymore of my background fabric either so I can't try to just piece anything together to maybe get it to blend in. So I would have to either a do some online shopping since I didn't see it yesterday at Jo-Ann's where I bought it about a year ago. Or B I could use one of the solid colors I used on the inside. I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!

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    Would it work to put a 2" ruffle around 3 sides?

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    You could add a non-chenilled border all the way around. Maybe use the quilt as you go method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.E.H.
    Would it work to put a 2" ruffle around 3 sides?
    How would you do this? I've never done a ruffle before

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    You could add a non-chenilled border all the way around. Maybe use the quilt as you go method?
    Hmmm that might be a qood idea. I have never done quilt as you go. I was also thinking about chopping it up into 8 squares and then adding 8 more and then making a rag quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    You could add a non-chenilled border all the way around. Maybe use the quilt as you go method?
    Hmmm that might be a qood idea. I have never done quilt as you go. I was also thinking about chopping it up into 8 squares and then adding 8 more and then making a rag quilt.
    I like this idea. You might even combine some textured minkee fabric with the chenille blocks to create a really neat textured quilt.

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