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    Look what I made yesterday!!!!!!!!

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    Absolutely beautiful.

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    Very very cool!
    My mother has made me two of those, for our new baby, they're so fun looking, and ppl who look at them can't quite figure out how they were done, lol!

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    How DO you do that?

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    Very pretty!!! It looks so snuggly too :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    How DO you do that?
    You layer like, 4 or 5 different colours of flannel one on top of the other, pin, and sew diagonal lines through the whole stack, like, 1.5 inches apart (or whatever), then you either cut through all the layers but the bottom one with scissors, or there is this special tool you can buy that's made especially for that, that you just zip through in between the seams.
    then you bind, and throw int in the washer and dryer a couple of times so it fuzzes and fluffs up, and voilą !!!

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    I love your bright colors. I have made a few of these and love them but they are so time involved I have yet to make us one. Yours is gorgeous!!! :-D :thumbup:

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    What a clever idea to make it with stripes! I love this!

    My niece has one of those from her "other side" of the family (my sister's MIL made it). They are so warm and heavy. She loves hers, and it always washes up so nicely. I kind of want one for myself, but it looks like a lot of work. All that cutting! Not to mention a lot of flannel!

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    Thanks for all the wonderful comments........

    You can make one of these in sections and then sew them together.... makes it a lot easier to work with.
    one side has the chenille and the other side is blocks.... or you can make one side chenille and the other side look like rag quilt.
    Hope some of you try making one they are fun.

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    Like everyone else I really love the colour combination and it looks so happy. Well done.

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    I soooooo want to give this a try!

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    That is so cool. I love the rainbow colors. Great quilt.

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    I too want to give this a try !!!! Yours is great

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    Me three! Gotta try this. Sounds easy, just time consuming. I think I can do that. Thanks for sharing

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    Fabulous! I can't wait to try this!

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    That is just beautiful! :thumbup: :D

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    That is wonderful, what size is your quilt?

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    It's about 45"x45". Would not want to work with one any bigger then that........ to hard to handle. Would sew several block together when the chenille was done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapQuilter
    Look what I made yesterday!!!!!!!!
    Awwww...how pretty is that!! I love the colors!! I never did one like that...is it complicated?

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    this quilt is toooo CUTE!! I love it!!

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    Cooool!!! I'll have to try that sometime!! I love your bright colors!

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    Do you bind or hem it before cutting the strips?

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    ok, i'm confused, reading how you did it...the exact same way you make chenille so, what makes this 'faux chenille'? i don't understand???
    i've made lots of chenille stuff...but what exactly does 'faux chenille' mean???

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    So beautiful. Were the flannel layers plain colors or were they all a mixed print on them?

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    two were plain colors and the 3 was a stripe the same as the binding.......... and then there was a plain for the back......... you cut through 2 of the plain and the stripe.

    Guess they call if faux chenille because it really doesn't make a pattern like the bedsspeads chenille does.

    You cut the strips first then put the binding on and then wash.... that's when the chenille happens..... during the washing and drying........

    Not complicated at all..... just layer 4 fabrics.. sew on 45 degree diagonal - 1/2" lines.... square up your fabric then cut down the middle of each 1/2" channel only through the top 3 pieces of fabric put binding on wash and dry --- you are finished. Wash with a couple of old towels helps to make the chenille.........
    Hope this is helpful. DO NOT PREWASH FABRIC.........

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