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Faux Chenille Quilt

A friend recently told me that someone she knew had made a “faux chenille quilt.”  I had never heard of this before, so immediately looked it up on the computer and found a fantastic tutorial.  Basically, a faux chenille quilt consists of four layers of fabric (no batting) that you sew together on the bias, in straight lines, 1/2 inch apart.  When you are done with “quilting” the layers together (which, by the way takes a LONG time) you cut in between each quilting line, bind it, then wash and dry.  The end result is gorgeous!  

I chose to use a lavender and white Shabby Chic (by Timeless Treasures) print for the “back” and then white flannel, lavender flannel and a lavender and white stripe for the remaining three layers that make up the faux chenille portion.  

I will say that upon the suggestion of the tutorial I used, I bought the faux chenille cutter, which saved me a great deal of time when it came to the cutting portion of the quilt.  

Catherine immediately hijacked this quilt, and I totally let her because frankly, she’s so stinking cute.  I’m happy to say I  have already received an order for one of these, along with a matching bib and two burp cloths!

The tutorial I used was this one.  And just so you know how hard it is for me to say no to Catherine, here’s a pic of her being adorable.  

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