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    first attempt at doing chenille

    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
    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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    My goodness it looks and sounds like it's very difficult. Don't know if I will try this one. I really like chanille.

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    Don't you love learning new techniques? Even when all I really learn is that it's not a technique I want to use again, I'm generally happy to have tried it. You did a great job. Smart using your daughter :-)

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    I've never done anything that big doing the chenille process. I'll be it will be really cozy when it fluffs even more.

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    I bet it is very soft and warm! Good job
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com View Post
    Don't you love learning new techniques? Even when all I really learn is that it's not a technique I want to use again, I'm generally happy to have tried it. You did a great job. Smart using your daughter :-)
    Oh ya!!! I just love learning how do do new things. This one, I don't think I will do alot, but it is good to know how to do it, and next time, how to do it differently. My daughter was such a help!!! Oh, I can't tell you how much of a help she was. I had carpel tunnel and still have issues with it and cutting with scissors brings out some pain and cramping up. I'm just glad that she enjoys it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audsgirl View Post
    I've never done anything that big doing the chenille process. I'll be it will be really cozy when it fluffs even more.
    I'm sure it will fluff up more. I will throw it in with the next few washings that I have to see how it turns out.
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    I like that technique. Thanks for Sharing. You did a good job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QandE2010 View Post
    I like that technique. Thanks for Sharing. You did a good job!!!
    Thank you!!!
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    I LOVE doing Chenille....I have done several rugs. I bought some Batiks that I wanted to do a rug with and the lady at the quilt shop told me Batiks will not fray.....so glad she told me as I would be very upset having spent all that money on Batik fabric and then it not fray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    I LOVE doing Chenille....I have done several rugs. I bought some Batiks that I wanted to do a rug with and the lady at the quilt shop told me Batiks will not fray.....so glad she told me as I would be very upset having spent all that money on Batik fabric and then it not fray.
    I wonder if they really will. I know it is a tighter weave, but they should fray a little bit. Maybe I will try it out to see how it works. Just a small test one. Or maybe you could do a few layers of flannel and then batik with it so you will still have the fray but if one layer doesn't...it really wouldn't matter. Now I'm curious!!!
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