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Thread: Vintage chenille bedjacket

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    This was a gift from an elderly lady friend.. She had it for many years, but I don't think she wore it much... I like to read in bed, so it keeps my arms warm..

    I've seen nice pillows and stuffed animals made from chenille, but this one will remain a bedjacket as long as I last..
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    I agree - this is nice!

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    WOW I looked high and low for one of these at Christmas for my Mothere, she is in skilled nursing and is always cold, I ended up buying her a really nice robe and cutting it off and hemming it.

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    That is so pretty! I haven't seen one of those since I was a little kid!!

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    That is fantastic...I've seen new ones being made today...but no where near the beautiful detail that this one has...enjoy!!! Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    oh the style of that one is so pretty! I wouldn't cut it either

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    It's beautiful!

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    Wow, thanks for the memory. I remember my Grandmother with one of those. It seems that my Mom had one too.
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    Lovely!!!

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    That is so pretty. I sure wouldn't cut it up to make something else.

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    I am old enough to remember the chenille bedspreads, but I have never seen a bed jacket. I love that!! It would be at the top of my 'want list' if they made them today. It's
    very pretty.

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    I remember those. I know they are still making chenile robes, I have 2 of them, but haven't seen the jackets. It is a lovely pattern. Looks like it dates from the 50's.

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    I was in the airport and saw a lady who had cut up old chenille bedspreads to make a jacket out of them. I really loved the jackets and have it on my list of things to do. I have several old spreads around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh the style of that one is so pretty! I wouldn't cut it either
    Me either, Kris...
    Sometimes they are just too pretty to use in a quilt or other things...

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    That is beautiful.

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    That looks so comphy! Enjoy it.

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    Looks very comfy.
    Also looks like it's still in excellent condition.

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    I love it!

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    How sweet . Looks so comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    WOW I looked high and low for one of these at Christmas for my Mothere, she is in skilled nursing and is always cold, I ended up buying her a really nice robe and cutting it off and hemming it.
    This is a lovely vintage jacket!

    I had a newer bed jacket, but it was so stiff, and wouldn't soften up, even after washing. I gave up and gave it to Goodwill. I use a soft sweatshirt fabric jacket now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    WOW I looked high and low for one of these at Christmas for my Mothere, she is in skilled nursing and is always cold, I ended up buying her a really nice robe and cutting it off and hemming it.
    This is a lovely vintage jacket!

    I had a newer bed jacket, but it was so stiff, and wouldn't soften up, even after washing. I gave up and gave it to Goodwill. I use a soft sweatshirt fabric jacket now!
    Those jackets made from sweatshirts and trimmed with quilting pieces are very nice and comfortable.. I have a sweatshirt that I'm planning on doing that with...

    Anybody have directions? Bet CraftyBear knows of a good tute for that... and it can be used for a jacket to wear out, too...

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