Cabin Crafts Chenille Bedspreads – One of America’s Favorite Vintage Manufacturers

Nothing quite speaks the language of old-world cottage romance the way Cabin Crafts bedspreads do. And they have quite an illustrious history. Read on.

Hofmann Vintage Chenille Bedspreads: Prized for Their Geometric Daisy Patterns

Hofmann is perhaps best remembered for their vintage chenille bedspreads featuring plush white daisies dancing across pastel groundcloth. Learn more.

Popular Vintage Chenille Bedspread Manufacturers

For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.

Let the Past Come Alive With Vintage Chenille

Ah….vintage chenille. Wrapping yourself in a vintage chenille robe or bedspread is like bundling yourself up in an endless hug. You just feel so comforted. The Beauty of Vintage Chenille… The beauty of anything vintage is that it’s not perfect – just like people.  We each have our strengths and weaknesses, faults and talents, plusses […]

Get Creative! Sew and Craft with Vintage Chenille

When you’re a chenille enthusiast like I am, ok, a chenille junkie, chenille noses its way to other rooms of the house, not just adorning the top of beds. Modern commercially-made rubbish? No thanks! Commercially made shower curtains are oh-so-boring.  I found a lovely chenille bedspread with absolutely gorgeous mauve roses – and that turned […]

The Life of a Chenille Bedspread

Not all chenille bedspreads are destined to live their lives atop a soft bed. Like us, many reinvent themselves. Here’s a day in the life of a vintage chenille bedspread.

Vintage Chenille Bedspreads: A Brief History

For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.

5 Smart Tips for Sewing with Vintage Chenille Fabric

When I first started sewing with chenille, I scoured the internet looking for tips, only to come up mostly empty-handed. If you’re new to sewing with this beloved-but-messy fabric or you’re just looking for a few guidelines, I hope the ones below learned from many years of sewing will help you avoid some of the […]

How to Care for Vintage Chenille Robes & Bedspreads

Emily loves working with old textiles, but her favorite is (of course!) chenille. To see Emily’s recent additional updates and tips on chenille care, click here.  Caring for vintage chenille is easy! It’s quite durable (it would have to be to last this long) and with proper care, should last for years to come.   General Chenille Laundering […]