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Thread: Cutting Up Jeans for Fabric

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    Senior Member sept97's Avatar
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    I made this out of jeans for my mom's couch so her dog could get on her couch. I made it up as I went along. I used flannel for the backing and no batting was needed as it would have been way too heavy and it's heavy enough as it is. It's very durable
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    Easy to do but I found it was heavy making a large size. Just used flannel then tied it with red,white and blue embroidery floss. Gave it to my son. He said it is nice and warm. Has been through washer and dryer many times in the past years. Still looks like new. Maybe you would want to start with a lap size for yourself. Still saving as I would like a lap size for me .

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    Well, it looks like I am not alone in collecting jeans. It is such a great resource of 'free' fabric, especially if you have your friends give you their old jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie Ann View Post
    I collected about 22 pairs of jeans and want to make a rag quilt out of them. Are there any tips for cutting up the jeans into squares? Anyone been there and done that? I would like to learn from your experiences. Thanks!
    if you are soing a rag quilt , you don't need a backing ,jean quilts are beautiful but very heavy
    love my grandsons justin & jeremy , love my big family and bff katherine .

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    I started a quilt with jean blocks and decided it was way to heavy. Then I remembered that my old (92 years) neighbor made rugs for her kitchen floor out of old jeans. They can go in the wash, look cute on the floor. And they wear forever!!

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    Add me, I would love to see a jeans quilt double wedding ring. It sounds fascinating. I'm new to this so I curious about everything.

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    So cute. I'll be the dog just loves it.

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