As I’ve mentioned before, I like to make baby blankets as gifts for friends and family with new babies. The quilted kind is fun, since I get to pick a bunch of cute coordinating fabrics, but I also love cut chenille blankets– they may be a bit more trouble to make (okay, a lot more trouble), but the results are just amazing.
Making cut chenille is easy, but time-consuming. You’ll need:
- Main fabric (the cute one that’s going to show)
- 4 layers of flannel in coordinating colors*
- Thread in a color that’s unnoticeable when stitched on top of your main fabric.
- Thread in a color that’s unnoticeable when stitched on top of your backing fabric.
- 1/2 yard fabric to make binding
*I’ve previously used three layers only, but then you sometimes end up seeing the back side of your main cotton fabric between the rows of chenille. I’d prefer not to, so I’m using four layers this time and only cutting through three of them.Continue reading