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Thread: instructions for cutting blue jeans for quilts

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    good morning everyone.
    i need your help.
    i just got a huge garbage bag of old jeans to make rag quilts.
    some time ago i read on here, how to cut jeans to get the most fabric from them, i thought i bookmarked it.
    i have done several searches and can't seem to find it.
    does anyone know where to find this?
    thank you in advance.
    sharon

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    try this:


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-16659-1.htm

    hope it helps

    or go to search at the top of the page.....type in blue jean or rag quilt....there are many posts here

    DeeDee

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    I made a denim quilt from old jeans but it isn't the rag style. Like a fool I sat and took every seam out so that all that was left were the front pockets and the waist band/zipper. From some of the jeans I even cut the pockets and used them. I learned that it is easier to just cut down each seam. Sorry that I couldn't help. Good luck.

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    I still need to cut mine up.

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    I have 3 large tubs full of bkue jeans so am going to worry how I cut them up!

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    thanks ladies, but if i remember right there were pictures of how it was done.
    i am a visual person. :roll:

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    I had this web site saved: http://www.equilters.com/library/jeans

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    http://blankie.made4usa.com/HelpfulH...pfulHints.html I learned quite a bit from this site. I just cut off all the seams and save pieces that aren't stained, ripped or too thin. I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate some pockets into a quilt.

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