Faux Chenille Cushions

Written by  //  April 1, 2013  //  Patchwork & Quilting  //  3 Comments

Faux Chenille CushionsThis pair of cushions was made for Jen for her birthday so as the day has passed I can post a picture. The technique is Faux Chenille which involves stacking 5 layers of fabric on top of each other then stitching them together with diagonal lines 1/4 inch apart. When all the lines are stitched you have to very carefully slash the fabric between the stitching lines. I have a little rotary cutter that is made for the job but if the stitching lines stray too closely together it is difficult to get the cutter through and you have to resort to small scissors. How do I know this? When the cushion cover has its borders and backing on you spray it with water then rub the fabric to make it fluff up and fray a little bit exposing the underneath layers. This project is quite good for using up fabrics you may not like very much because apart from the top layer you don’t really see them you just get a glimpse of the colour. Talking of colour the photograph shows the background fabric as a bit purple but it is actually light brown. I know somebody who has made these cushions and her dog likes them, I wonder if Ella, Jen’s cat, will like them.

3 Comments on "Faux Chenille Cushions"

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    jenniferataylor April 1, 2013 at 15:24 · Reply

    Well I certainly like them, thank you

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    Anne April 1, 2013 at 16:19 · Reply

    Nice , hope you had a nice weekend

    • marietait34
      marietait34 April 1, 2013 at 18:08 · Reply

      We did thanks.

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