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Thread: my new denim "stash" (and 1st picture post attempt)

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    Super Member running1's Avatar
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    Hi all, I'm techno-challenged (my DH says I'm a "toron"... unfortunately, it's true, so if there's no picture, well, there just won't be a picture) sigh....

    ANYWAY, I spent Friday and Saturday cutting my years-long collection of old denim jeans, skirts, shirts, etc., (after culling the nicer things and giving them away). The result is displayed on the dining room table. I hope it appears, but if it doesn't the final tally is: 29 pieces of khaki, 21 pieces black, the blues are 16 light, 31 medium, and 40 dark. There are 38 intact pockets and 9 entire tops of jeans or skirts to be made into bags, and a fairly substantial pile of "crumbs." Some pieces are as large as the entire leg with one seam opened; others are just the front or back. There are sleeves, backs and bodices, skirts fronts and backs. I figured conservatively (according to my quilting friend) that if the average amount of each flat piece is 1/3 yard and I have 137 flat pieces, there is about 46 yards of material here.
    In other words, I've got my work cut out for me... no pun intended!! :lol:

    sorry its sideways... sigh
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    Wow!! what plans do you have for these?

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    LOOKS like some one has their work cut out for them. Looks like alot of fun, enjoy!

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    Pamela, I've been taking notes on this board.. do a search for "repurposed denim" (I think), and there a tons of ideas. I want to do a denim/woven log cabin with the lighter weight denims, a rag quilt, some bags... maybe some quilted placemats... There a soooo many things to do... Have any more ideas?

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    Me oh my. That was a big job. Now the fun begins:)

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    And if anyone can tell my how to turn the picture around, I'd appreciate it?? (sheepish grin here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    And if anyone can tell my how to turn the picture around, I'd appreciate it?? (sheepish grin here)
    Open the picture in your photo management software (probably microsoft office picture manager) and then select edit.

    On the right side of the screen should be a 'rotate and flip' section. Just click it and then click to rotate the pic.

    Once you've got it how you want you can save it (I usually save to my desktop so it is easy to get to for posting) then attach it to your post as usual.

    I edit all my pics by cropping to size and rotating where necessary. You can also do some work with brightness and contrast but I haven't been very successful with that.

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    oh I like the idea of placemats or table runners... I haven't thought of that. I also have lots of denim cut but mine are almost all in 6 1/2inch sqs.

    I'll be sure to cut any future jeans into strips!

    Can't wait to see your creations.

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    Wow ~ that is a year's worth. I am amazed! There are so many great things to do recycling denim.

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    i have a huge suitcasse fill of cut 7 inch sq. of denim. also have a lg laundry basket full, uncut. now that i fell yesterday and have possible broken wrist, arm and elbow I CAN'T EVEN SEW!!!!!!!!!!!shoot.

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