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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chenille it quick!!

Do you know how to make a faux chenille quilt? It's so easy!! It's all about fraying your fabric.

Layer your fabrics on top of each other (2 or 3 works well) and sew straight lines on the diagonal of your fabric (it always works best on the diagonal as it is on the bias).Then cut through the top layers of fabrics between the sewn lines. Make sure you don't cut through the bottom layer. In this customer's quilt the bottom layer is red.

Join the squares together in a pleasing arrangement. You can place the seams on the front to create raggy seam edges or you can conceal the seams on the back, then add a backing fabric.

It's 3 or 4 layers of fabric - you don't need to use a batting.

Faux chenille is a great way to hide those fabrics you used to like, but just don't want to use in a quilt anymore.

Isn't it funny how we sometimes "row out of "fabric? Quick! Make the fabric into a quilt while you still like it. Then, enjoy the quilt, love it, and give it to a special Aunty (that's what I did with one of mine...)

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