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Notions to Chenille Fabric

Chenille -  to make your own chenille, layer 4 to 8 layers of fabric (cotton, flannel, rayon or silk) with the brightest and 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 quilted.

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 place.

Olfa Chenille Cutter

Chenille Cutter
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.

These rotary cutters can be ordered online at Quiltbug.com or by calling toll free 1-888-817-6577