I think with this early spring in the air, I need to get back to clearing out the clutter. This is one project that I did a few months ago with old sheets. It is a simple quilting technique that sews layers fabric together to create a chenille texture once you’ve cut through all but the bottom layer of fabric.
You can use scissors, but it’s a lot of cutting through many layers of fabric. You can buy a special cutting tool just for this technique if you intend to make lots of these quilts. I chose to cut a strip of thick plastic to use as a narrow cutting surface that I could put in between lines of stitching. Then I could use a rotary cutter, a common tool that I already have.
For each square, I used 12 inch squares of fabric, (old sheets,) stacked on top of one heavier base fabric that was 13 inches square (cut from old pants). In total there were about 7 or 8 layers of fabric. Then you sew lots of parallel diagonal lines, about half and inch apart.
Speaking of spring, just today, I noticed that the pussy willow in my yard has started to bloom. This is the first year that it has produced the little fuzzy catkins. It’s been a weirdly warm February.