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Thread: My chenille rug

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    Here is a picture of the chenille rug I made yesterday. Was lots of fun and am looking forward to making more.
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    Looks so cozy and it feels so soft on your feet.

    I've never worked with chenille. Is it difficult to keep lines straight?

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    Not at all as I made them. I bought a pattern and you layer 5 pieces then sew lines using a walking foot the width of the foot. Then you cut thru the top three layers. Was really easy and fun.

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    OK, I'm alittle slow, still getting thru my first Pepsi of the day--- :lol: .

    So you sew 5 layers together? And cut thru 3? I'm lost. Sorry. :oops:

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    Cajunquilter2,

    did you just use regular cotton fabric for your rug?

    Will you put some type of anti skid material under it so it doesn't slide and if so what will use?

    Nettie

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    Your Rug is terrific!! :D It really sounds easy & now I want to try my hand at one. Your work is really nice. Thank you for sharing with all of us today!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I love it!!! :D:D:D Good Job :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    OK, I'm alittle slow, still getting thru my first Pepsi of the day--- :lol: .

    So you sew 5 layers together? And cut thru 3? I'm lost. Sorry. :oops:
    Yes, you have what they call the bottom and base layer which you put warm and natural in between. Bottom layer face down, base layer face up. Then put 3 layers face up on top of that. Cut the bottom/base layer w/warm and natural an inch larger on each side so that you can distinguish between it and the top 3 layers you cut thru to make the chenille part. i used the same fabric for all 5 fabric layers but you can use different ones if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Your Rug is terrific!! :D It really sounds easy & now I want to try my hand at one. Your work is really nice. Thank you for sharing with all of us today!!
    :D :D :D :D
    Thanks Sula, if you need some additional info just PM me and I will be happy to help.

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    Love it--like the way the birds still show even after the cutting.

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    Your rug is lovely.

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    It is beautiful and hard for me to imagine how you did it. Very nice.

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    It looks like it has binding on it.. .does it? Was it put on after you cut the chenille?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    It looks like it has binding on it.. .does it? Was it put on after you cut the chenille?
    Yes once you sew all the layers and cut the rows for the chenille you add a binding. Then you wash and dry it.

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    Love the rugs. Will you put a gripper material underneath if you are putting it on tile or wood flooring? My dogs are so hard on our throw rugs this might be an idea to try. I've done a chenille jacket. I was thinking of trying to stich the rows using my long arm for large pieces or even a scarf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNT Quilter
    Love the rugs. Will you put a gripper material underneath if you are putting it on tile or wood flooring? My dogs are so hard on our throw rugs this might be an idea to try. I've done a chenille jacket. I was thinking of trying to stich the rows using my long arm for large pieces or even a scarf.
    Yes it would need some sort of gripper material if used on hard wood or tile floors. I am very very careful with that as my grandmother broke her hip when she slipped on one of those braided type slippery rugs so many years ago and suffered the rest of her life with that. She had to have pins put in and over the years they had to come out and she had to walk with crutches the rest of her life. She was 40 when that happened and lived to be 81.

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    Beautiful rug!! Love the fabric! :D

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    Sew Pretty! Ladies for a quick & easy tutorial - go to the Moda Bakeshop. There is a lesson (look under recipes) on how to make a chenille potholder, including putting on the binding. It would make a perfect small practice project if you were afraid to start with a rug.

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    Great rug!

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    What did you use for the base of the rug? You did a good job. I made a chenille rug using 5 layers of different color fabrics, cut thur all 5 layers. It turned out real cute.

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    Very nice. Gonna have to give it a try soon. :) thanks for sharing.

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    Love this rug. Looks like it'd last a LONG time - Think I'll make some for our house here and some to go in the house when we get to Haiti!

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    Beautiful. I need to try that someday. Thanks for the instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    What did you use for the base of the rug? You did a good job. I made a chenille rug using 5 layers of different color fabrics, cut thur all 5 layers. It turned out real cute.
    I used the same fabric for all 5 layers.

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    awesome, is there a place online to buy the pattern?

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    OK, I'm alittle slow, still getting thru my first Pepsi of the day--- :lol: .

    So you sew 5 layers together? And cut thru 3? I'm lost. Sorry. :oops:
    Yes, you have what they call the bottom and base layer which you put warm and natural in between. Bottom layer face down, base layer face up. Then put 3 layers face up on top of that. Cut the bottom/base layer w/warm and natural an inch larger on each side so that you can distinguish between it and the top 3 layers you cut thru to make the chenille part. i used the same fabric for all 5 fabric layers but you can use different ones if you like.

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