Notions to Chenille Fabric
by Kris Driessen
Chenille - to make your own chenille, layer
4 to 8 layers of fabric (cotton, flannel, rayon or silk) with the
boldest fabric on top. Do not prewash. Spray baste between each
layer, or pin baste when you are done.
Mark a diagonal line on the
bias crossing the center of this piece. Using your walking foot,
stitch all layers along that line, then stitch 1/4" to 5/8" on
either side (alternating sides as you go) until the entire piece is
Carefully cut between the lines, without cutting the bottom
layer of fabric, using shears, a slash cutter, or a specially
designed mat with your rotary cutter. Square it up if necessary.
To make the chenille bloom once it has been slashed, throw
it in the washer then the dryer. (Lint alert!) Be sure to staystitch the edges first if the piece is unfinished. To vary
things next time, try a wavy line or try placing a motif on the top
layer. No need to appliqué it, the stitching will hold it in
perfect tool for creating curves and very narrow slash quilting. Make clean
cuts between curved seams and narrow seams. Cutting between stitching lines
becomes a breeze without any threat of cutting through the base fabric!
This cutter has two inter-changeable guides; one for straight lines and one
for curved slash cutting. Just insert the guide between two stitching lines
above the bottom fabric and push. There is no need to use any cutting mat.
Two types of guides are included to fit the space between the seams for
narrow or wide channels.
Making your own chenille fabric has never been easier! Designed for both right and left handed use the revolutionary Chenille Cutter cuts multiple layers of fabric, as well as paper, cardstock, photographs, felt, fleece, and more! Features 4 channel guide sizes for narrow to wide widths and 24 new exposed blade edges all with one click. The ultra-sharp, double honed edge blade is never exposed for extra safety. No scissors needed! Uses only Chenille Cutter Replacement Blade (CHB-1). Guaranteed Forever by Olfa.
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