Winter’s chilly weather makes us want extra cozy, and chenille quilts are the perfect remedy. This time-honored method is a wonderful way to produce a comfy quilt for winter.
Laura from Sew Very Easy shows us how to make a chenille quilt using fabric panels. We love how the printed design looks when she’s done.
The following video walks you through all the steps. A chenille cutter (get one here) speeds the process but you can cut with scissors if you prefer. For the panels, Annie’s has a nice selection to choose from (see them here) as does Amazon (found here).
If the video doesn’t play on your device click here to view it at YouTube.
Now that you understand how to “chenille” a quilt, you may want to think larger. Lauren Lang has written an excellent article about creating a chenille backing for a whole cloth baby or lap quilt. She suggests flannel for the backing, for an extra comfy quilt.
The front can be simple piecing, as well, since the chenille is on the back. You can also use regular quilting cotton instead of flannel, and vary the color with each layer using either fabric. In the photo above, both lime and aqua are used for a more interesting backing.
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