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Monday, January 14


Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all are well rested. :) Over the weekend, I attended a lovely baby shower for a good friend of mine and fellow blogging buddy. She's having a girl next month and we all are so excited for her! 

As I mentioned last week, I was working on a little project for the baby. I've been wanting to make this fun chenille blanket for quite a while now. Aesthetic Nest and Made already have the most AMAZING and detailed tutorials, so I recommend just following theirs.   

I do have some tips to share though from making mine that hopefully you'll find helpful...

  • Lay the color you want to show up most on top and separate the darker colors with a lighter color in the middle. Make sure to also use a washable spray adhesive to keep all the fabrics together. I skipped that step and ended up with a lot of my fabric shifting. I lost a few inches to my blanket due to that.  
  • When sewing the diagonal lines, make sure to sew on the back fabric and not on the flannels. I didn't at first and ended up with bunched up fabric. 
  • If you're only planning on making one or two of the blankets, make sure you find a good pair of ergonomic scissors. If you plan on making more, I definitely recommend purchasing an Olfa chenille cutter. Cramped fingers are not good...
  • Yes this process will be very long and tedious, but don't give up! It's definitely worth it at the end! Make sure to give yourself at least 3 - 4 days for this project. 

  • Trim the uneven edges AFTER all the diagonal lines are cut. 
  • Use a plate to create the rounded corners.
  • Make your tag ahead of time if you'd like to attach one to your blanket. 

I purchased a satin blanket binding from Jo-Ann's and it was the perfect length. The only difficult part was creating the double fold binding. 

Here's the cool transformation after I washed it and threw it in the dryer!

This seriously has to be one of my favorite projects! Even my husband was amazed by the results and that rarely happens... ;) What do you all think? Have any of you ever made a chenille blanket? I'd love to hear from you!

  Daisy Cottage Designs


  1. weiya!!!! thank you so so much for the beautiful blanket!!! John (and everyone else that's seen the blanket) is amazed at all the work you put into! I am so blessed to have a friend like you... i loveeee it and she'll keep this blankie forever!!!

    i was looking through your directions, and this is definitely something i cannot do in my lifetime... talk about TEDIOUS! oy... thanks again, weiyaweiya!


  2. Just AMAZING! I have nothing more to say.

  3. LOVELY! Your print and color choices are so nice. Great job!

  4. Beautiful! What a great gift for your friend. These blankets are so time consuming! I did this technique for part of a blanket - just a few applique pieces and it still took forever! I am sure your friend cherishes your gift (

  5. This is a gorgeous blanket - and such an amazing gift! Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  6. WOW. That is beautiful. The mother to be must have LOVED it.

  7. OMG...This is so beautiful Weiya! Love the colors combo!

  8. Oh Weiya!! The blanket is absolutely WONDERFUL!! I love the texture, I love the fabric...and I LOVE that you made it!! WOW!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  9. That is sooooo gorgeous! I so want to try it :) Thanks for the tips!

  10. Oh my gosh...oh my gosh...oh my gosh!!! I love this! AND...I just found out I am going to be an auntie again...twice! Would this be too challenging for a first timer like me? It's so gorgous and unique!

  11. Congrats!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it :)

  12. Adorable! Would love to try this sometime!!

  13. This is gorgeous---you did a great job! I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you haven't already!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  14. What a beautiful blanket, and I love your tutorial full of helpful tips!

    I'm now your newest follower--so glad you found your way to my blog because now I've found my way to yours! ;)

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine

  15. What a lovely and thoughtful gift! I love the way it came out and you have inspired me to try my hand! You are a talented young lady, keep calm and sew on!

    Coleen Reed

  16. I made several of these chenille blankets from 06-08 for the grand kids. Today they still have their color and softness that the kids love. The main difference is I used 4 flannel lengths and the chenille cutter to cut between the sewn lines. I found some flannel I purchased for myself those years ago and am ready to get started. It does take more than one washer load and dryer turn, to get rid of the cut threads and lint from the cut flannel.


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