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Thread: Making a jean quilt

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    Can anyone please give me some suggestions on making a jean quilt?

    Thank you,
    Barbara




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    I cut as many peices as I could, same width, length didn't matter, sew peices as long as you want it, then sew strips together.

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    http://www.equilters.com/library/jeans/jeans_gallbaros.html

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    Redrummy, I noticed your motto down at the bottom of your postings. Do you have a story you can share?

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    Barbara, You might want to take a look at the pictures that Flying V Goddess posted of her denim quilt. Denim also works great for a rag quilt. Check out this site:

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.com/rag-quilt.html

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    I was diagnosed with breast cancerin Jan this year. it is
    HER2 +, the most malignant type. it was caught early, so I have good prognosis. I had surgery, chemoand am finishing radiation now. I have been off work 7 months, returning this afternoon, so I hope I can do it.
    My hair is just starting to grow, not long enough to go without my wig or hat. I lost both my parents to cancer, and refused to give up without a fight.
    Deb

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    Hi: My name is Stella. This is the second time I have been on the forum and I am currently making a jean quilt. I am a novice but I enjoy challenges. Cut the legs off of old jeans up to the stride and then spit them at the side seams. Make blocks out of this part as large as you want them but in equal sizes...say about eight inch blocks. Or whatever inches you can get from it. Use pretty prints to make four inch strips to be sewn around each block. This is recycling old jeans. But you can buy jean material if you want uniform color in your quilt. and buy 1 or 2 yards of pretty print or solid colored material to embrace each jean block. You also can use triangles as blocks and alternate between jeans and print or sold material. Well, this is just a suggeestion. I hope you success in making a jean quilt.

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    "When preparing the denim material from used jeans, make sure that you don't use the materials by the knees or the rear. If you're getting material from denim shirts, avoid the elbow areas. This material will normally be faded and worn and you will want to use stronger, more durable sections of the garments for your quilt."

    more info here:http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/036-uid.jsp

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    thanks for the info regarding using old jeans or shirts. stella

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    Redrummy, you go girl!!!! I admire your spirit, spunk and determination!!!!
    It won't be long before the hats and wigs hit the back of your closet and all the treatments will be a distant memory.......... I am sorry to hear about your parents, but, I bet they are up there beaming with pride (and cheering you on,) regarding your positive attitude in winning this battle! :D :D :D :D :D

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