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!
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!