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Old 04-25-2021, 05:36 AM
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Wow! That is a big project! I've only done small ones like hot pads. I love how it came out. It looks like we are seeing the snow tiger through a curtain of snow. I am sure your grandson will love it.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:54 AM
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When you use the tool, it looks like you are cutting straight lines. The fluffy chenille looks like cut wavy lines. I am puzzled.

How nany layers of fabric did you usE?

What did you use for the backing to give it stabilty?

Very cool.
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
When you use the tool, it looks like you are cutting straight lines. The fluffy chenille looks like cut wavy lines. I am puzzled.

How nany layers of fabric did you usE?

What did you use for the backing to give it stabilty?

Very cool.
The waves come after you wash it. The cuts are all on the bias, which ends up causing the waviness. I used 3 copies of the panel and just another layer of cotton fabric for the back. I saw one tutorial online that used batting also, but I think that would have made mine too heavy (and would have been a bear to manhandle through the machine for all the parallel lines!)
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:07 AM
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Beautiful. My only question is - does the cotton fray after a few washes? All I can visualize is stings.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:08 AM
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That is amazing and your grandson is going to be so pleased to receive this.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by travelinggramma View Post
Beautiful. My only question is - does the cotton fray after a few washes? All I can visualize is stings.
I worried about the same thing. But actually, when you think about it .... you make the cuts on the bias. I made a drawing .... the dotted yellow lines are the stitched lines and the red lines are the cuts between them. There shouldn't be any ravels or fraying, as all the "raw" ends are anchored by the remaining fabric and by the stitched lines.

I saw almost no sign of raveling when I washed this.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:40 AM
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Love your panel! It is like a miracle when you bring the project out of the dryer and give it a shake and see the wonderful texture. Years ago I made chenille vests and you are right, no shedding of threads. I made mine without benefit of the tool, but purchased one after and I don't remember ever using it, I should check and see if it is still around
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:44 AM
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What a great use of that panel! You did a wonderful job.

A few years ago I became sort of addicted to using panels for chenille wall hangings. There are such wonderful panels available now to use as artwork. I have made 4 of them (2 spring-sumer flower prints; 1 Christmas print; 1 fall print for a housewarming gift). I have two "in the wings" (1 patriotic with flag and eagle; 1 fall). Can't wait to get started on them. I do use batting (warm-and-white or natural).

Yes, the straight stitching gets a little boring. The technique also works well for potholders, bags, etc.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:47 AM
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Wow! double Wow!! This is stunning and I am in love with it. Your son should be very pleased with this gift. The amount of work you put into this shows off your extensive talents. This is so out of my league. Congratulations on finishing this projects. Just gorgeous!
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So pretty - I can imagine the tedium, but it really paid off in the results.
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