Chenille quilt

Topics: News

Boy, has making a chenille quilt changed....  My very first large quilt project was a class on making chenille flowers in blocks.   My grandma had a chenille bedspread when I was a little girl.  I think every grandma had one in the 60's.  You likely have figured out that chenille was not my favourite type of quilt - a lot of work in my humble opinion.   I still have the $185 worth of fabric in the bag I purchased for the class along with the brush to rough up the strip. Fast forward several years and you can buy chenille strips in different widths.  I saw them at a quilt show last weekend, and in a few quilt shops recently but didn't pay much attention.  I came across this Youtube video to make a Strip-Pieced Baby Quilt created by Chenille-It.  If you can sew a straight line, you can make a chenille quilt.  Talk about speading up the process!  I have no idea on cost of these strips, but watch the video to see how much the process has changed.


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