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Old 11-21-2011, 04:31 PM
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I've seen this before and decided it was time to try. I want to say that I give all of you a standing applaud that quilt on your domestic machines....wow...that is hard!!!!!!
I have 5 layers of fabric. My backing that is home dec, three layers of cotton, and one layer of flannel. I sewed a while bunch of lines and my daughter and I got some bonding time while we sat and cut all the strips out. I'm so glad I had a helper or I'd still be cutting right now.
I gave it a wash and a dry so it will still fray up some more. I like the look of it, it almost looks like denim.
I just surged the edge because I was impatient and just had to see how it was going to turn out, I still need to do a binding yet. Thanks for looking
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:46 PM
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You did a great job. I too have been wanting to try this ever since I saw it done on a jacket on Sewing with Nancy a few years ago. What size is it? I may try it yet. Thanks for sharing.
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I think you did a great job! Very pretty!
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Great job on this! Thanks for sharing with us. I need to try it too~
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Originally Posted by jeanharville View Post
You did a great job. I too have been wanting to try this ever since I saw it done on a jacket on Sewing with Nancy a few years ago. What size is it? I may try it yet. Thanks for sharing.
I just cut a yard off of each fabric then squared it up after I sewed it. I have a daughter that is snuggling it on the couch or I would go measure it for you.
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i love the colors of your chenille. i bought the chenille kit and tried it on a very small wall hanging. have to say that i'm not anxious to do it again. that being said, if i do it again, my daughter gifted me with electric scissors [black & decker] to make the job easier.
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
i love the colors of your chenille. i bought the chenille kit and tried it on a very small wall hanging. have to say that i'm not anxious to do it again. that being said, if i do it again, my daughter gifted me with electric scissors [black & decker] to make the job easier.
Oh, I never thought of those. I think I have a pair some where. Now, if I can find them?!?!?! They do have a cutting tool that you just slide through each groove that cuts it easily. I wanted to try it and see how I even liked it before I bought something else I wouldn't use...lol...I'm starting to learn!!!
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this is neat, didn't even know this was possible, great quilt Heather.
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this is neat, didn't even know this was possible, great quilt Heather.
Thank you. It was fun to try. Hope everything is going good by you!!!
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Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
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