- I thought chenille would be great for applique, but I couldn't applique the edge well.
- wool on top of chenille, on top of cotton is too think for a sewing machine.
- chenille isn't very durable and doesn't sew well.
I had a plan to finish this guy yesterday. At the time I started this wall hanging (probably 10 years ago). I didn't realize that felted wool wouldn't ravel. I decided it really wasn't important to cover the edge of the wool pieces on the snowman and just went with a straight stitch.
I free motion quilted the background on my quilting machine first. My hopping foot would not go over the chenille (let alone the wool). I didn't want to mess with raising the hopping foot for one little 10 year old wall hanging. I removed the quilt and took it to my regular sewing machine (Juki). The hopping foot didn't hop high enough on that machine either. I set the pressure on the lowest and woman-handled the quilt to quilt the scarf. The chenille was sagging in the snowman, so I put on my walking foot and quilted some lines on the snowman. The little balls of chenille would catch from time to time on my walking foot, so I had to be careful. It is completed except for binding and button eyes. It looks like there is still plenty of winter left to display it.
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