Cut Chenille Baby Blanket by QCHandmade

Summary

Category:
Sewing for Kids
Pattern:
Heirloom cut chenille baby blanket
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-14T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

1/23/13 Finally laid out the fabric, cut it to size and started sewing my lines. I went with 36"x36" rather than the 45"x45", because it just looked huge. I understand the benefit of growing into something, but it seemed almost unusable as a baby blanket at that point. 1/25/13 Finished stitching on the binding and just waiting or it to come out of the dryer to check out the finished project a snap a picture! 1/26/13 Gifted! I'll have to make another one at some point, because it was just so luscious in person, so soft but still slightly heavy with a beautiful hand to it. The changes I made to the tutorial are to make it 36" square and to use double-fold binding rather than flat satin binding (which then has to be made into double fold anyway).

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Comments

True

Love that bird fabric and this will be so sweet and congrats to your neighbors!!

Rebecca

I've always wanted to make one of these too! That little birdie fabric is perfect! Other fabrics in the stack are flannel? Can't wait to see how this turns out.

QCHandmade

Rebecca Yes, other other fabrics are flannel, they are supposed to fray and create a chenille effect. I will find out this week if they really do. Fingers crossed!

Quilt455

Qchandmade Oh my gosh, I have been wanting to learn to do this style of quilt. I love, love, love it. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Oh and did I say I love it....

Rebecca

Will be stalking for a fresh out of the dryer pic! This is looking so, so cute!

True

This is just so cute...I will be stalking as well to see that final picture.

Cseawright

This is soooo cute.

Rebecca

I LOVE how this turned out. Fantastic baby baby gift. I'm going to have to figure out who I can make one of these for.

QCHandmade

Rebecca answer: EVERYONE

Kristananne

Gorgeous gift!

Terryt1955

Love the quilt all folded and tied with a ribbon. Nice picture for a beautiful baby blanket. I think going for the smaller size is a good call. That ways they can easily use it for the car seat and stroller. I've seen the rotary cutters for chenille but have yet to try it. Is it messy like minky?

QCHandmade

Terryt1955 It actually wasn't too messy, the slash cutter got clogged up a few times, but no mess on the floor. The worst was the lint trap in the dryer, it looked like pink cotton candy on the screen!

True

I just love this but it looks complicated is it?

QCHandmade

True Not at all. It took me maybe six hours once I got started. Just lots and lots of straight line sewing, I used up a spool and a half of thread.

True

Qchandmade Wow thanks!

Rebecca

Qchandmade Ha! Good to know!

True

Qchandmade another question could you make this with the top piece (the non flannel) piece being more than one piece of fabric sewn together? I ask as I may have some fabric left from a baby quilt I am making and this may be a cute gift to make from it and throw in but I doubt I will have one piece that is a 36" square left but maybe able to create one sewing some pieces together in some simple way?

Mymble

Love it!

QCHandmade

True you might be able to do it with flat felled seams if you are very careful while cutting your flannel, otherwise I think ou might catch the seams. Plus you would see the raw edges between your rows of chenille.

Another idea might be to piece the back and then add a layer of solid fabric between the flannel and the top. Just be sure to only slash the flannel!

True

Qchandmade thanks

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