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Thread: Using Blue Jeans for quilts

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    My sister did a beautiful 9 patch using blue jeans and polar fleece It came out very cute and VERY heavy lol but you can do all sorts of things with it that you would never do with a regular quilt lol They also make great dog blankets as they are very durable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luscious Marilyn View Post
    While at the good will store or garage sales, check out the denium jumpers or denium skirts,which yield a lot of fabric, and much lighter in weight, especailly when snipping front seams on a "rag quilt".
    I use lots of the jumpers too. They tend to be really cheap here ($1 or 2) and the ones with a gathered skirt have lots of fabric. I really like to use them for the back of rag quilts.

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    I made a bed quilt for each of my sons. They will wear like iron. I don't think they can do too much damage when laundering unless they use bleach.
    I used the pockets as decoration on the squares. I took name labels off the jeans and sewed them to the squares for some variation. Denim quilts are very heavy--so no batting was used in the ones I made. I used denim for the entire quilt top and then ragged it. I used the legs and the back pockets. The larger jeans will get you more material.

    Then I made a denim rag tote. It is easy to load up with lots of stuff. When it gets dirty--just throw it in the washer. EverytimeI carry that--people want to know if I made it. Of course I am proud to say yes.

    My boss asked me to make her one. So that could be my next project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragquilter View Post
    Yes, I mainly use the legs for rag quilts. If I find large jeans (44" or larger waist) I make shopping bags. They are very durable and easy to wash when things leak or the cat sleeps in one I left of the floor. I like the larger jeans for this because I can carry 2 gallons of milk in one bag. Then I also have the pockets for coupons or keys and money so I don't have to carry a purse.
    I'd love to see some of your shopping bags, if possible. Thanks.

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    Yes! I mainly use the legs, although pockets work well for some patterns (including chair arm saddlebags). I can't find the picture right now, but I made a DWR that I really loved. The background was red bandana fabric. The rings were raw edge (fringed) machine applique, with blue and white cornerstones. After I made a bed quilt, I went back and made a 4 ring baby quilt this way. My guild made a denim scrappy/crazy quilt with lots of colors of denim. I have also made denim potholders.

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    I went looking for something else and found a picture of the denim baby quilt as a WIP. I later changed the center cornerstones and did more fringing of the denim.
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    I am making a denim cathedral window...i saw it on one of the boards...just google the three words and you should find some samples.
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    Hi there I m are my grandson an abc quilt with my old blue jeans and used very part I could.i even used the pockets and made envelopes and mad e flaps so if really looked like an envelope and told him he could put his treasures in there..he was so cute and asked me what are treasures Grandma? The best thing is I embroidered this quilt and did not have to use a stabilizer.Then I put the furry fleece on the back and wrapped it around to make the binding ..It turned out so neat And finally I embroidered the words "LOVE letters all over it" It was so fun..his name was Thomas so on the turtle for T I put Thomas the Turtle

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    I made a queen sized rag quilt and used the leather tags as a decorative addition to the blocks.
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