I'm making a Lion quilt and I want to make a huge, textural mane for him. I'm thinking of 2 1/2 strips, folded in half, sew the fold to the backing and clip the ends to make it raggy. If I overlap the strips a bit, it should be a nice full mane.
That's the theory.
A) cut straight strips & sew them on straight. The mane will be shaggy, so if it doesn't follow the curve of his head-no big deal
B) cut bias strips and sew them on in concentric circles with the shape of his head (the face going in the non-raggy middle of his head). Will the curve of the strips make a visual difference?
C) skip the strips and make a faux chenille?
D) can I use homespun to get a really loose mane? Will it disintegrate in the wash (baby quilt)?
E) something else???
What else do you need to know? I'm using cotton. Come on ladies-help me figure it out!