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Old 05-17-2015, 06:39 AM
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I am going to make a quilt out of our old jeans using that circle template that looks a bit like the cathedral window. Do you think a light batting would be toooooo much? I live in Minnesota so warm quilts are a good thing.
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i live in PA and i'm putting a piece of batting under the fabric/between the denim. so i guess it's NO, you can never be too warm, can you?
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:45 AM
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I made one from old jeans and plaids. I backed it with flannel and I used a light batting. It was so heavy I had to tie it rather than quilt it. It is a favorite of my dgs and has been for about 10 years. It is heavy and WARM...he adores it. It was so much fun to make and it is now so much fun to see how much loved it is!
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Yes, just beware that they are quite heavy so keep your size as minimal as possible.
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If it is going to be big and you are adding batt, I would sew it in quarters and connect the quarters as the last step. Denim is HEAVY and can really strain your shoulders if done in one piece.
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If it is going to be big and you are adding batt, I would sew it in quarters and connect the quarters as the last step. Denim is HEAVY and can really strain your shoulders if done in one piece.
Not to mention your washing machine and dryer... I would take it to a washateria to save your machines....
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I put batting squares in mine. One of our favorite. Heavy, take camping quilts. I didn't tie mine, since each block is quilted as you go there is no need, when the construction is finished the quilt is finished.
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I made a large twin for the hubby's bed with a flannel backing and no batting. It is very heavy, but still warm. He loves it and it gets washed in the machine quite regularly....he is a slob, LOL.
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I made DS a rag quilt made of old jeans on the front and plaid flannel on the back. It was very heavy. I did not put anything in the middle.
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I have made 2 of these and I really like them. I did not put batting in mine. These are heavy quilts, but some batting weighs next to nothing. My concern would be sewing and dealing with the bulk that batting would add - that would depend on the size you are making. I struggled a lot with mine....The batting might make the quilt a little more cuddly than without the batting
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