It is winter out there. And we are getting more snow and cold. I know several areas of the US are already frozen. So, what do you do during inclement weather. Sew? Cuddle under a quilt? Bake? And how many layers of clothes do you wear or just turn up the heat? My answers, yes to all! I love to wear my chenille scarf during the really cold days. The picture below is some of the ones I’ve made.
Did you know I self published a Chenille book? “Chenille Made Easy on the Longarm” gives instruction on using a longarm to make chenille; scarves, clothing, chenille strips. The book is available on my website. wendtquilting.com
Chenille has been around a while and still going strong. It is fun to make and so soft and yummy to wear.
#1 – Make chenille for a warm and fuzzy project.
I like to use 5 layers for Chenille. The middle does not get cut, the top and bottom 2 do. I also use 3/8″ channels. 1/4″ is too narrow and 1/2″ is too wide. To get the best fray with chenille, be sure the sewing lines are at right angles to the grain of fabric.
#2 – Use 3/8″ channels for chenille.