Christmas Christmas Eve fabric Sew Along

Chenille-It Sew Along – The Finished Quilt

I think I’m well beyond the point of being fashionably late… but better late than never. I finished adding the Chenille-It touches to my ‘Tis the Season, got it washed – and now photographed. I know many of you have been asking to see how the edge-to-edge quilting turned out and I’m happy to finally share!

Tis the Season Chenille-It Sew Along video tutorials.

The Chenille It Sew Along

If you missed out, Nanette at Chenille-It and I teamed up to take you step by step to add Chenille-It blooming bias to add a bit of texture and fun to a panel. We demo’d on my “Tis the Season” quilt panel from the Christmas Eve collection for Moda Fabrics.Of course, you could apply these steps to any panel or project you like. Here are the Chenille-It Sew Along Links including video tutorials:

My Panel Results

During Week 3, we talk about quilting and the options there. It is ideal to have custom quilting done so that the quilting can go around the shapes and minimally disrupt the “blooming” of the Chenille-It bias ribbon. I would probably opt to do custom in the future but I do love the edge to edge quilting that Kaitlyn at Knot and Thread did for me. (She used the “Modern Twist Unraveled” pantograph.)

Tis the Season Chenille-It Sew Along video tutorials.

If I’m being super picky, the only thing I don’t love is the red thread going into the white flowers – maybe I should have done cream thread? Anyway, I still love it and am looking forward to turning it over to the kids for snuggles all holiday season.

Tis the Season Chenille-It Sew Along video tutorials.

Here’s one more shot of a closeup of the lettering. I think in the future I will also double up on Chenille-It blooming bias on the letters for maximum fluff!

Tis the Season Chenille-It Sew Along video tutorials.

There was a giveaway for Week 4 and it’s taken me months but I’ve picked a winner! Congrats to Jess K @littlekcreates. The prize is a boxed kit of Jolly Holiday in Christmas Eve fabric. 🙂

Do you have any questions about the Chenille-It Sew Along? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Jess K

    November 28, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much! I loved participating in this sew along with y’all and have been adding chenille-it to projects ever since. Thanks so much for all the helpful tips along the way, this is sure to be a cherished quilt in our family for many many holidays 💕

  2. Donna Momberger

    November 29, 2023 at 5:09 am

    I stumbled on this project not so long ago and i just ordered the kit. Hope to finish this for next Christmas. It’s just beautiful.
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Karen Griffin

    November 29, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful! Mine is waiting to take to the quilter; I’m debating on custom vs. pantograph – and also what thread color. It helps to see yours. Thanks for the pics!! Did you use the wide white chenille on “Jolly” or the narrow?

    1. lellaboutique

      December 17, 2023 at 10:49 pm

      I used the wide on JOLLY as instructed, hope that helps!

  4. Jamie Harris

    November 29, 2023 at 6:47 am

    I am so disappointed that I missed this opportunity. This is absolutely beautiful and thank you for sharing the technique. If more kits become available, I would certainly be interested.

    1. lellaboutique

      December 17, 2023 at 10:51 pm

      I bet you could still find a kit if you look online. You may have to purchase the panel and Chenille-It kit separately, but I believe Chenille-It always stocks the colors used in the project. So it’s mainly the panel you’ve got to find. Good luck!

  5. Kat White

    November 29, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Hello Vanessa
    It looks lovely.
    Can you tell me what edge to edge quilting is?
    I have to quilt this myself on my Juki the old fashioned way. I have no idea what edge to edge is. I just finished putting the chenille on. Can’t wait to finish. I did add double chenille on my large letters. Hope that turns out.

    1. lellaboutique

      December 17, 2023 at 10:53 pm

      Oh sure! Edge-to-edge is a digitized pattern that long arm machine can do on its own. (It’s just a repetitive pattern.) I actually think custom is the better option for this project, which is exactly what you’d be doing. Hope that helps!

  6. Dorothy Rainbow

    November 29, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    Looks beautiful Vanessa quite a project. I don’t know how I could manage a lot of work. Cheers!

  7. Leigh Booth

    December 20, 2023 at 8:48 am

    I have the panel waiting…I just need the chenille…for my next Christmas in July! Too many projects this year! Merry Christmas!

  8. Christy Dulaney

    May 6, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    Has anyone quilted it first before adding the Chenille?

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