These 3 blankets were for my nephew's children. I used the tutorial "Faux Chenille Blanket" from Dana at made The boys (ages 4 and almost 6) both love cars and trucks, so that made choosing their fabrics easy. His daughter is only 18 months, so I chose pink cupcakes for her.
I used four layers of flannel for the main part of the blankets - the print on the top which showed the stitching, and three layers which I cut through for the chenille. Last Christmas my family gave me a rechargeable Black & Decker cutter which zipped through those 3 layers in no time at all. The bindings were made from leftovers. The orange was flannel cut on the bias, the pink was a stretchy "robe velour" about 20 years old, and the blue was a thin moleskin-like fabric which I also cut on the bias so it would curve around the corners easily.
I also used this technique to make potholders. I added a layer of cotton batting under the chicken fabric. Then 4 layers of fabric, but I cut through only the top 3. This left a flannel piece over the batting. They are flexible, but thick enough to be effective potholders or trivets.
And I knitted 4 scarves from the Red Heart Sashay yarn I bought at the Creativ Festival in Toronto in October. This was the only one I remembered to photograph before I gave it away. Yes, that's my duct tape dress form wearing the scarf.
More to come....