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Thread: the next time I want to do a quilt using denim... slap me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I must be weird because I didn't think denim was any harder to work with - just heavier. The only thing I didn't like was cutting squares from all those odd pieces of used denim.
    I agree didnt realize it was harder to work with Actually I liked the fact I didnt need to put batting in it I have three more cut out and ready to sew

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    I don't mind working with denim for making purses/bags, but trying to do this quilt was a chore... (plus where my sewing machine is at, it is a bit of a cramped space)

    I am sure if I knew more about what I was doing, it probably would not have been as hard heh

    I did enjoy it though, time to go snipping the edges.

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    I laughed out loud when I read this. I think I have a "ton" of old jeans that I think I might do something with someday. Probably not! haha

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    Thats just funny =) The thing I learned when working with denim...don't expect ANYTHING to line up. If your ok with that then just sew away and call it good. =)

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    lol Teddybear lady, I still have a bit of denim left (not counting the top parts of the pants that are being made into purses)

    RhayD that is pretty much how I got at the last part... just said the heck with it and let it go whonky and trimmed afterwards...

    now I am doing the snipping... yuck... hard on the hand, even with spring loaded scissors

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    Used to actually make jeans. That was in my crazy days when it was much cheaper to make a pair than to buy them!

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    I love working with denim....lol so I must be crazy!
    But when I use denim with other cotton fabrics, i uses a interfacing on the cotton fabric to give it weight and stability. Don't give up.
    Tammy

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    I, too, had trouble with denim in the beginning. Using the right needle and making some machine adjustments helped me a lot.

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    I, too, had trouble with denim in the beginning. Using the right needle and making some machine adjustments helped me a lot. sorry for the double post.

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    I had so many people offering my bluejeans after my epsiode of making that bjq! Gee, I still have plenty in the attic awaiting the next one! Good luck with those that make them, they are fun and extremely warm!

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