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Thread: Chenille Patchwork Quilt

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    Apr 2011

    Chenille Patchwork Quilt

    just wondering if anyone has made a Chenille Patchwork quilt? I seen one and fell in love with it. now I want to make one and was wondering if they and hard to make. appreciate any help.

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    Senior Member Handcraftsbyjen's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
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    Depending on what you want, it can be very easy. I like using Chenille So Easy template paper to make chenille pieces and designs. I can make flowers, stems, objects and all sorts of stuff that are chenille and then add them onto my quilts. I really like doing chenille vine work on my borders.

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    Ontario, Canada
    I have made a chenille baby blanket and it was quite easy to make. The cutting is a little boring and can make your hands sore from scissors if you don't have the chenille cutter. I believe there is a tutorial on QB for making a chenille baby blanket with special design? Basically you stack 3-4 fabrics on top of each other, sew 1/2 inch channels on the bias and then cut between the stitching lines. Flannel frays really well for this technique but some have posted chenille done with pre-printed panels that are adorable. HOWEVER you may be asking about making a quilt out of ready made chenille fabric? That could be very pretty with a variety of different patterned chenille squares. I would use larger pieces and bigger seams due to the more open weave.

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