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simple technique to make chenille baby/child's quilt
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Date: 1/11/13 12:55 PM

So earlier this week, I went to a quilting club meeting.

One of the demos was how to make these cute chenille quilts by layering 3-4 layers of flannel, then stitching on the diagonal/bias (so not to unravel) at about 1 inch apart. Then you cut between the rows of stitching through all layers except the back one.

Dang.. they were cute!!!! So simple to make - and I love mindless projects like this!



I made a blog post with instructions for this one.

So when shopping around, seems this particular electric scissor / cutter seems to get the best reviews.

I can't imagine making this without one.. it would be difficult to get that many good cuts across that much fabric.

So does anyone else own these scissors? How do you like them?


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Date: 1/11/13 3:15 PM

I also think these are cute but I've never made one. I did, however, get a chenille cutter on clearance at Joann's.

Chenille cutter

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Date: 1/11/13 3:34 PM

This is my next project!

I got some flannel on sale for $2.00/yd and I got this cutter:
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Date: 1/11/13 5:03 PM

Well, HECK!

See?!?!?!? *This* is why I posted... so cool to get others' experiences!

Thanks so much!

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Date: 1/11/13 8:14 PM

ooh, I like that. And how simple it could be. Family will be bring two new babies into the world in February. How fun it would be to make something quick like this!

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Date: 1/12/13 10:20 PM

One year I made quite of few of these potholders, it was a good way to use up flannel scraps. I used the chenille cutter that uses rotary blades.chenille potholder' target='_blank'>pot holder

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Date: 1/13/13 6:01 AM

That chenille cutter looks like a winner. Electric scissors get heavy after a while- i gave mime away but they different fom your Amazon link.

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Date: 1/13/13 6:19 AM

I agree about the rotary-cutter-blade looking units... They look like a winner!

How many layers does it take to make a decent potholder?

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Date: 1/13/13 6:40 AM

I bought Dritz electric scissors from Nancy's Notions some years ago to use when I had to cut a square yard of 4 layers of flannel chenille! They were great, could not have managed without them.
Took a class using th book "New Directions in CHENILLE" by Nannette Holmberg and made a delightful 18inch high rabbit in time for Easter. The book also includes patterns for vest, tote bags, several very interesting jackets, a wallhanging and teddy bear set, pillow, rug, and as they say much much more!
worth taking a look if you are interested.
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Date: 1/13/13 11:32 PM

I gave my last one to my dd so I couldn't' double check, but I believe I used 3 layers of flannel, and I had the cut chenille on each side of the mitt and the smooth side to the inside.
You can use flannel that doesn't exactly match on the inside layer. It's nice to make a little sample and see how it washes up, They say you're not supposed to prewash your fabric, but the flannel I used was leftovers from pjs and robes that was prewashed and it worked fine.
The first project I made, a rayon scarf, had to be cut on the bias and I made the channels a little too close, so they were hard to cut.
The flannel is thicker so the channels can be wider.

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