About Chenille Bedspreads
When this blanket hugs you, hug it back. Embrace the snuggly, comforting warmth of a chenille bedspread, whether you are snug in front of the television or cocooned in your bed. Chenille offers a vintage appeal and, although it is not thick, its textured, tufted cotton is surprisingly warm. When choosing your chenille blanket, pull it all together with complementary pillowcase shams and matching accessories. A large inventory of new and vintage chenille is available on eBay in neutrals, whites, pastels, and most strikingly, two-toned, contrasting colors in deep hues. Tufted chenille often has motifs, from simple lattice to more detailed, intricate patterns, with roped or knotted fringe borders. While modern chenille is autoclaved to set a chenille tufted pile, if the bedspread is vintage, sometimes a tuft can loosen and create bare fabric in certain spots. This often adds to the old-fashioned charm, but the remainder of the blanket is always in demand for craft purposes. You can reuse older chenille in new ways, making pillow covers, adding swatches to a quilt, or making cuddly, stuffed chenille animals.