Making chenille with machine embroidery is fun and easy. I like to use flannel for chenille because it frays well and is soft. Chenille is perfect for baby quilts, rag quilts, decorative pillows, shirts and throws.
The most commom question I get about chenille is what type of thread should be used. Any embroidery thread for your machine will do because chenille is not made from thread. It is also not the same as a fringe design. It is made by layering fabric that frays.
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This is a simple in-the-hoop project that can be used in so many ways. Place the pinwheels in cakes to make them festive and fun or in planters for a pop of color. They are also so cute used as decorations for your home and for holidays. Full instructions are included with purchase of the embroidery design.
I love this baby gift set using animals from the Mini Woodland Animal 2 Set. https://www.sewchacha.com/product/mini-woodland-animals-2-machine-embroidery-design-set/ Thank you Debbi for sending it in! Adorable!
Although time consuming, I love making books for babies with feel appeal. I’ve tried to come up with ways to cut back on some of the time-sucking elements like sewing the pages together and then flipping them right side out and stitching them again. I used Extra Firm Stabilizer on these. Felt would also work. Applique allows lots of fun fabric to be incorporated in the book. I love that there was an extra page at the end to add a mirror. Welcome to the world sweet Adeline!
I’ve had a lot of babies to stitch for recently which is always a favorite! Stitching these dinosaurs was more fun than fossil finding! I couldn’t resist the dinosaur puppet from IKEA to go along with the set.
Much of what you will see on my website are mini embroidery designs. I love them because they are quick to stitch and great to add a little something personal to monograms or text. I have seen them used in so many awesome ways! Here are a few examples to get the wheels of creativity turning.
More ideas are sprinkled throughout my website. Most of these projects were done by my sweet friend.
Stabilizer is expensive and I don’t like to see it go to waste. One of the ways I save on stabilizer is by sewing large used pieces together. I prefer to use a zig-zag stitch. This is a mesh with a nice sized piece in the middle that I will be stitching on.