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Thread: My grandson's nap quilt

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    The quilt is made from old jeans. The web site said only 3 hours, I should have known better. It took three hours just to cut the fabric. Next time I'm using a circular cutter.
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    Cool quilt. I think I might have that pattern. I can't wait to try it. Love it!

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    I know he'll love it. I have wanted to make that pattern but haven't yet. So glad you posted a picture of your finished quilt.

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    Great quilt. I have tons of old jeans to make quilts - need to start cutting them up.

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    I started making this same quilt from the pieces that are too small for my donation rag quilts --- I have a bunch of circles cut already... the pattern said to draw squares in the circle and sew the fabric in before sewing the circles together. I spray basted the squres and attempted to sew them in while sewing the circles together--- my short worked but my seams are off a tadd - Is this why you have to draw the square in the circle first and sew the square in?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    The quilt is made from old jeans. The web site said only 3 hours, I should have known better. It took three hours just to cut the fabric. Next time I'm using a circular cutter.
    here is the photo of the test - do you think this is ok to continue?
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    Yolanda, I like the red and blue. It's right, but I found that if you sewed in stipes then sewed the strips togethor it was easier. I sewed the down the seams (ovals) of the strips before I joined them, then sewed down the long seam.

    Matching points was a bear at times and for me it was easier using the strips.

    Denim gets heavy and it's stiff so it was a bit cumbersome to finish up those last few rows.

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    Awesome! Thank you I will try that approach. I like the idea of sewing down the flaps first - I did sew these down but took them all apart because well.. I did a terrible job.

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    Cute.

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    Carol,
    I have learned to never believe it when they give the time it takes to do anything! I always at least double it!! The quilt is perfect for a little boy. It should hold up well!! I like it!!

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    Leslie, I like your quilt in your avatar.

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