I've been wanting to make a chenille baby blanket ever since I saw this tutorial, but
1) I don't have a little baby anymore, and
2) Sewing all those straight lines looks about as fun as playing leapfrog with a unicorn.
But I know someone that's having a baby girl soon and this will be a nice gift. It turned out really cute.
I used basting spray to hold the fabric layers together while sewing. It held the fabric beautifully, but the downside was that it really gummed up my new chenille cutting tool. I love this tool, LOVE IT. Cutting was so much easier with it, but I'll have to skip the basting spray next time.