Chenille makes a fun binding for smaller projects like these play quilts
or this doll quilt, blogged about here.
There are 2 sizes available in the quilt stores in a range of colors, I use the larger size, 5/8ths for binding. I've seen the smaller size sewn into the pieced side of a quilt to add depth and texture.
Don't you hate it when you drop your roll of chenille or binding and it goes rolling across the floor? Problem solved.
2 VERY important things to remember:
1. Before sewing the chenille onto the edge of your quilt, you need to trim the edge precisely, and finish it off with a zig zag all the way around. This will help give the chenille something to anchor to.
2. When sewing your chenille onto your quilt, use a small stitch to minimize loss of threads in the washing/drying. I use a 1.5 stitch size when sewing on chenille.
There are 2 strips of chenille sewn all around the way around this quilt. I sew the first one on to the underside, so that I can see where I'm sewing. Place the chenille tape so that 2/5th's are showing. You will sew 1/5th inside the edge of your quilt. DON'T FORGET TO SHORTEN YOUR STITCH.
Wash and dry. I was surprised that there was not much in the lint catcher.
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