Christmas Christmas Eve fabric Sew Along

Chenille-It Sew Along: Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Chenille-It Sew Along using the ‘Tis the Season from my Christmas Eve fabric collection in shops now! Last week, we learned the basics of Chenille-It and jumped right into stitching the white Chenille-It blooming bias ribbon onto the lettering and snowflakes. (If you missed out on the video tutorial, go back to Week 1 here.) For Week 2, we will finish up the design by outlining the floral elements of the panel.

'Tis the Season quilt panel by Lella Boutique with Chenille-It details added. Join the sew along here!

First things first, the winner of the fat quarter bundle of Christmas Eve fabric is Susan Ruff. (Congrats!) There will be another giveaway for participants this week – details at the bottom of this post.

Kit Supplies

In last week’s post, I provided the full supply list. If you are looking for it, go to Week 1 here. NOTE: If you need help finding supplies, check with your favorite local or online quilt shop. (A lot of shops have them listed online if you just Google it.) I think Nannette still has a few ‘Tis the Season Chenille-It kits left here as well (full kits and Chenille-It add ons). Even if you can’t sew along right now, you can always participate on your own schedule.

Week 2: The Floral Elements

Today’s class comes to use thanks to another video tutorial Nannette put together on the Chenille-It YouTube channel. If you loved last week’s video, you will love this one too. The technique is the same, but this time we are outlining all the floral elements. You will notice a pattern emerge – glue and stitch down leaves/pine needles first – THEN stitch the stem over the top. (This covers all the ends of the leaves.)

I hope you’re loving this project as much as I am. It’s such a nice change of pace and relaxing. One of the questions that popped up from Week 1: Is one layer of Chenille-It really enough?

The answer: Yes! If you look at the quilt model in my pictures, it uses only one layer of the Chenille-It blooming bias ribbons. Of course, you are welcome to add a second layer if you want ultra fluffy.

'Tis the Season Christmas panel by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Shipping May 2023. Here it is embellished with Chenille-It blooming bias strips for texture. Join the Lella Boutique + Chenille-It Sew Along to make one in July 2023!

Post for Prizes #ChenilleItSAL

Let’s make this sew along extra fun! Post a pic of your progress for Week 2 on social media and use the hashtag #ChenilleItSAL to be entered. The prize for Week 2 is a Layer Cake of Christmas Eve fabric for two lucky people! Just like this week, I’ll announce the winner on next week’s post.

Also. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the YouTube video, please drop them in the comments below. Chances are, if you have the question – someone else probably does too! You can also ask them directly on the YouTube video.

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  1. Kathleen Wilson

    July 17, 2023 at 6:15 am

    I’ve never worked with chenille “tape” before . It looks like it’s similar to flat bias tape? Can this be done with strips of bias cut fabric? How wide is the tape? is it a thicker fabric than regular fabric?

    1. lellaboutique

      July 17, 2023 at 10:59 am

      I am not sure how it compares to flat bias tape but this looks very loosely woven so you can tell it’s going to fray easily. I think flat bias tape is more densely woven so I’m guessing it would not fray the same. This also feels thinner than regular cotton fabric. Most of the widths we are using for this is 3/8″ but a couple areas use 5/8″. My guess is your question is about making substitutions and I can’t recommend that and guarantee any similar result.

      1. Kathleen Wilson

        July 18, 2023 at 9:10 am

        Thank you! This really helps!

  2. Vicki Sue

    July 17, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Good morning! How generous of you, Vanessa! Would love to make a table runner or lap quilt with the beautiful layer cake! Pick me please!

  3. Nancy Lepard

    July 17, 2023 at 8:59 am

    I’ve never used chenille tape before, it just amazes me how the flat tape turns into “fluffy” trim!! This makes me want to give it a try!! Thank you for offering a layer cake for a giveaway!! I would love to be one of the lucky winners!!

  4. Lee Knox

    July 17, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Thank you for all the fun you and Nanette are providing! I am loving this and am already thinking ahead to more projects! I am a bit new to using instagram so having a little trouble with that part!! LOL! Thanks too for the fun prizes that you have coming our way!!

  5. Sharon Kenney

    July 17, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Have ordered my kid and excited to receive it. So excited I went to my local quilt shop and bought a second panel! I have some chenille it on hand. But I am wondering can you use some of the chenille type yarns? I bought some and did a sample piece on scrap fabric and batting. It actually turned out pretty good. Do you think this could be used on the panel as well?

  6. Nancy Hambright

    July 17, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Loved the video. I think this is what I will do all week to beat the heat! Loving it!

  7. Tami

    July 18, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Do you have to use a small stitch? what keeps the Chenlle-It from eventually just washing away?

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