Freebies & Features

Sarah J. Maxwell

Sarah J Maxwell uses the Olfa Chenille Cutter with her Primo Plaid Color Crush II Flannels to make easy, professional-looking chenille fabric.

  • The fraying, or raveling effect, of chenille is what makes it special! Sewing channels on the diagonal or bias grain of the fabric allows for optimal fraying.
  • Cutting chenille can create LOTS of lint. Periodically take apart and clean your chenille cutter to make the cutting easier, and to help prolong the life of your rotary blade.
  • Instead of the usual neutral grey or tan you might use for standard piecing, select a thread color that matches or contrasts with your top and bottom fabric layers since the stitches will show.
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