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Thread: Using Blue Jeans for quilts

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    Use a half inch seam.... one quarter seams pull apart easily

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    I saw this picture on line and saved it in my "idea" folder.

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    Sorry for previous post: for some reason, my picture wouldn't attach, and I couldn't delete the post.

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    I just saw the cutest purse made from the top of jeans that I am going to try. I have lots of jeans put aside to use for rag quilts but haven't gotten that far yet.

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    Very original! I love it.

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    I've made many jean quilts. No pictures to share unfortunately. The quilts I sent my boys to college with were jean quilts. And there are at least 3 quilts at our camp that have jean quilts on them. They wear like iron and are so warm and heavy they don't always need batting. I didn't machine quilt any of them but just tied them off comforter style.

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    For quilts I use mostly the legs,but have used the pockets too. I also use old jeans to make raggy tote bags, On those I always incorporate a pockeet or two.

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    I must have hit the jean quilt jackpot a year ago. I answered an ad on our local Craigslist for a girl giving away favric that belonged to her deceased grandmother. For $15 I got a huge huge huge bin of pre washed, precut 4 1/2 inch squares of jean material. This girl told me that her grandmom would shot their local goodwill, Salvation Army, scavage from relatives when their kids got a whole in the knee of a pair of jeans, and any place else she could get old jeans from...she was going to make a rag quilt "one day". Unfortunately, for her, that one day never came. I'm so sorry for her loss in losing her grandmom but I'll tell you, her grandma must have been a busy lady....I have a rag quilt in my future plans...

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    Use tops and legs, just don't use the knee portion as they are worn and stretchy. Mix up the colors and size of blocks. I bound mine with hot pink and stitched across it with different colored yarns of pink.

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    I made my sister a rag quilt from jeans that were her twins and her husbands with one pair that was hers. Even used a back pocket of each pair as blocks. When I presented it to her I told her that when she was sad and down in the dumps she had this quilt to wrap up in with the many fond memories of those that wore the jeans and she'd begin to feel more like her old self. She loves it and from the looks of it the last time I visited her it has been well used and not by just herself but by all in the family.

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