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Chenille Stars

By Request - Jeanette writes:

“Hi, I love your chenille designs. I would like to request you do some with stars, USA and the like as I make quilts for our wounded warriors and these would make fabulous designs and quick as we cannot make too many unfortunately and quickly enough.”

Use scraps of rayon or most any loosely woven fabrics to create chenille onto your project. Use prints, solids, or combinations of colors and prints. It’s a great use for those old rayon clothes that have raveled, faded, stained, or just don’t fit anymore. Cut up the fabric into a chenille embellishment.

These designs are appliqué-like

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Close up of the chenilleClose up of navy shirt above


Made with one layer of red and one layer of white fabrics.


Chenille Stars Design #4 (5X7)

Close up of star and stripes above

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Chenille is easy to make with the embroidery machine. If you can sew appliqué designs within the hoop, then you can sew these designs. My Chenille Stars collection has a very low stitch count, making the designs a quick, easy embellishment, which only looks like a lot of fuss. 

Sew them on any fabric.  No permanent stabilizer is required on the backside, making them the perfect complement for jazzing up knit clothes.  Of course, the real limits on how to use these design are found at the boundaries of your imagination.

Chenille Stars for the 4x4 Hoop

Chenille Stars Design Details - 4x4 Hoop

Please note that some of the 4x4 desgins have been split to fit the 4x4 hoop.

Chenille Stars for the 5x7 Hoop

Chenille Stars Design Details - 5x7 Hoop

Please note that some of the 5x7 designs have been rotated to fit the 5x7 hoop.

Chenille Stars for the 6x10 Hoop

Chenille Stars Design Details - 6x10 Hoop

Please note that some of the 6x10 designs have been rotated to fit the 6x10 hoop


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What’s Included

  • All designs shown below for each hoop size.
  • A small star design to use for sewing samples
  • Includes full color instructional booklet in pdf format

$4.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

Chenille Hearts 'N' Such





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