As promised.....here is another little chenille project. This one however, is pretty quick. It's for making a chenille hot mat or trivet. For this project, I cut 5 layers of fabric 6" by 6" square and sewed through all layers from one corner to the opposite one. Then repeated every 3/8" until the square is 'quilted' with parallel channels 3/8" apart. I organized my top layer (the one I would not be cutting through) to be facing up with all other layers facing down. Once the sewing was complete, I cut through all but the top layer between each line of stitching. Then for this project I cut the square into a 6" circle and sewed double fold bias tape around the edge. Then it was ready for the washer and dryer to fluff up the chenille. You could do what ever size or shape you'd like and could even make a hanging loop with the bias tape.
A friend of mine had a set of hot mat and coasters made in this chenille and I have copied the idea from her set. I would have preferred a different colour bias tape for the edge but it's what I had on hand and it didn't really clash. Lots of different options with this project and it makes for a quick project for gift giving. Please read this post for more detailed instructions on making chenille, if you need to, as I've brushed over it quite quickly here.