Beginner Quilting - Instructions For Chenille Quilts

Chenille is a tufted velvety yarn is known as soft or Imitation chenille. It is not very old textile. Ten odd years ago its existence was not common. It existence is not as famously known as that of silk or cotton.

The corporeal is smooth, mild & synthetic. In semblance also it is soft feathery. At present, chenille has its own brightness with numerous qualities. As chenille quilt is a kind of soft cloth with perfect look that's why is excellent to prepare gift quilt, bedspreads & lap quilts. In 1996 designer Christine Bramhall also designed chenille jacket which later on became the talking point of the fashion industry..


* Iron

* International type sewing machine

* Rotary cutter

* Cutting Board

* Sewing needles - International size 12

* Rotary ruler

* Needles

* Stitching machine

* Chenille - colors of your preference

* Cutting Board

* Fabric to make blocks, silk shall be most attractive.

* Pins - Glass Beheaded or plastic make.

* Batting

* Design for chenille quilt

Please follow these instructions:

1. Pre-wash the textile separately. Ensure colors don't fade and the textile doesn't shorten. Then well dry the textile & Iron it later including the sprinkle starch. Be attentive that the textile be completely dry & dense with out wrinkles. Dry clean would be a better option if you can avoid washing.

2. More the layers and varied designs give chenille quilt a royal appearance. It can be used in different ways such as an appliqué pattern or block pattern. Place the base textile on the bottom & layer textile on top. Flat a textile & pin the layers together.

3. On every side stitch 5 or 6 layers of textile together keep away the pins. Later on the stitches are to be detached therefore stitches should be done loosely.

While using block quilt patterns cut the textile as stated and make simple blocks as directed. Don't let to slip from the mind to use the combination of textile while through it with chenille.

4. As the pieces joinsdo lining, batting and quilting as you would for any other quilt. Better to ensure do not quilt above chenille pieces as it looses it's feather with the stitches on it.

5. Put attaching next to the edges using 2.5 inches attaching folded lengthwise. Be careful that never attach chenille. Always use silk as it is permanent and stronger cloth you can also feather the chenille by moderate wash drying with air blow.

Chenille is extent to use, as appearance can be swollen and warmer than normal quilt. They also require additional care like any of your precious things might require. These quilt do not ask for a wash regularly.
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