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Chenille Blanket Project - Your help wanted!

Added Jul 23, 2013

by clareh

Vancouver, Canada




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This is my Grandmother’s chenille blanket from the 40s or 50s. It’s very delicate, and the fabric shows its age, but some of the details are lovely. I am at a loss of what to make from it. I’m wondering if anyone here has any bright ideas!

Material Notes

Cotton, chenille




Garment Type

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    Jul 24, 2013, 07.14 PMby papermothballvintage

    Do you want to keep it in one piece or would you consider taking it apart? You could sew squares of it into a quilt, that would make it stronger (apply backing or stabilizer). I also have a vintage skirt that the pocket detail is made of that. Otherwise, I would suggest folding it a few times and then putting it in a large picture box frame. I love Chenille, my grandmother had one too.

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      Jul 27, 2013, 02.53 PMby clareh

      Thanks, that’s a lovely suggestion. Only small parts are still usable and it’s a great way to remember my grandmother.

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    Jul 23, 2013, 05.03 PMby lienepien

    We have a similar kind of blanket and used it for the beach or picnic.

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      Jul 27, 2013, 02.54 PMby clareh

      Ah, there are holes and stained bits, so it isn’t usable as is. Maybe I can use bits to make something to take on a picnic and remember my grandmother that way:)

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    Jul 23, 2013, 07.58 AMby Mary Athey

    its lovely and is a lovely thing to keep. can you not use it as it is?! if not what about cushion covers x

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      Jul 27, 2013, 02.54 PMby clareh

      Thanks, I will have to take it apart. Perhaps a cushion for my patio chairs, to add a touch of whimsy.

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