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« on: June 15, 2005 03:31:47 PM »

please accept my apologies if this question does not belong under clothing; i thought it was the best fit since it is a sewing question...

so, yesterday i was at wal-mart when i discovered a product called "Chenille SHort cuts" by june taylor (on clearance for $3 for 216 linear inches) claiming to be the "quick way to create chenille. just cut, sew and fluff" .... the idea of the product is that you can make designs out of chenille; i want to add this chenille to the chenille fabric that is striped in order to re-create vintage chenille blankets (think white background with pretty flowers, all in chenille. very cute and very soft)

-- the product is a 2.5" x 36" strip of "chenille waiting to happen" that is three pieces of 100% cotton.  let me clarify the shape:: it is a rectangle with 5 long straight stitches that one is to cut between in order to create the strips of "chenille"   does that make sense?
-- one is to sew their strip into the desired shape (directly onto the other fabric) then mist with water and fluff with a tiny brush (instead of buying the brush they reccomend i am going to use an old toothbrush) to create the "chenille"

what i am wondering is this:  was i completely ripped off because this is something any craftster can make by just sewing together three sheets of 100%cotton fabric? and making her own strips?
has anyone heard of a product like this before?  if anyone has used it or something like it, please let me know what you think of the product!

thanks so much
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005 07:13:34 PM »

It's a pretty good product.  I've made chenille from scratch.  It's fun.  But it's a lot of work, uses a lot of fabric, and it's tough to put it exactly where you want it.  One advantage of DIY is that you can build your own color. 

I use chenille by the yard for spot embellishment.  I make my own when I want a wide stretch of chenille - maybe the front of a pillow or a good size pocket. 

So my opinoin is that you were not ripped off.

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005 06:08:20 PM »

thanks! i really appreciate the feedback!
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