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Old 12-29-2009, 07:48 AM
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I have a lot of old jeans and I would like to make a jean quilt. My dad is 95 and tells about jean quilts his mother made - he said they were the warmest ones ever - when he was young he slept in the bed with 5 of his brothers and they had a jean quilt that covered them - backing was jeans also - the roof had holes in it and dad said that they never got cold, even when it snowed because the jean quilt was so thick. He is asking me to make him one and I have gathered some of his old jeans as well as mine and my children's. I am an intermediate quilter - can anyone help me - I have purchased a heavy duty needle for my machine and I was planning on 5 inch squares in rows. I did not know if I was thinking of this the right way. Have never made a quilt out of such thick material.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:38 AM
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Emmie ,this is a jean quilt that I made, It's not completely jean material but it is still heavy. It's made with jean circles, with squares of batting and fabric in the centers. Once you fold over the circle edges and stitch them down it makes this beautiful pattern on the front as well as on the back. It was very hard to hold it and sew on my machine because of all the pins in it. But it was well worth it. It is very warm and heavy. I know we don't have a lot of really cold days here in GA., but this morn it was 27 degrees.

I call this "Denim & Deer"
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Love the pattern it makes on the back
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:43 AM
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Oh - I love the Denim and Deer!! What is the pattern called? I have some fabric that would look great in it.
We don't have that many cold days in Texas but my dad is always cold lately - I think that is what got him thinking about the jean quilt.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:55 AM
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Ok how do you make that quilt is there a pattern I love it!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:05 AM
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I have been googling quilt patterns and I think this is a large version of a Cathedral quilt. I found info at
http://www.quilting101.com/patterns/...-patterns.html
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http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...ndow_quilt.htm


This one shows it better -
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:13 AM
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Emmie, I don't know that it has a name other than denim circle quilt, Googling is how i found it. Several different sites give tutorials. They also give the pattern for the circle and square needed to make the quilt. Yes it does mention the cathedral window in some of them. I'll try to find the site I used.
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Oh Thank you so much - I am so excited I can't even get supper started in the crock pot for reading about this quilt!!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:53 AM
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Emmie, try this site, this is how I made mine.
http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...gallbaros.html
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Thank you! :D :-D :-D
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