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Thread: Making a jean quilt

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    Can anyone please give me some suggestions on making a jean quilt?

    Thank you,
    Barbara




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    I cut as many peices as I could, same width, length didn't matter, sew peices as long as you want it, then sew strips together.

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    http://www.equilters.com/library/jeans/jeans_gallbaros.html

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    Redrummy, I noticed your motto down at the bottom of your postings. Do you have a story you can share?

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    Barbara, You might want to take a look at the pictures that Flying V Goddess posted of her denim quilt. Denim also works great for a rag quilt. Check out this site:

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.com/rag-quilt.html

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    I was diagnosed with breast cancerin Jan this year. it is
    HER2 +, the most malignant type. it was caught early, so I have good prognosis. I had surgery, chemoand am finishing radiation now. I have been off work 7 months, returning this afternoon, so I hope I can do it.
    My hair is just starting to grow, not long enough to go without my wig or hat. I lost both my parents to cancer, and refused to give up without a fight.
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    Hi: My name is Stella. This is the second time I have been on the forum and I am currently making a jean quilt. I am a novice but I enjoy challenges. Cut the legs off of old jeans up to the stride and then spit them at the side seams. Make blocks out of this part as large as you want them but in equal sizes...say about eight inch blocks. Or whatever inches you can get from it. Use pretty prints to make four inch strips to be sewn around each block. This is recycling old jeans. But you can buy jean material if you want uniform color in your quilt. and buy 1 or 2 yards of pretty print or solid colored material to embrace each jean block. You also can use triangles as blocks and alternate between jeans and print or sold material. Well, this is just a suggeestion. I hope you success in making a jean quilt.

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    "When preparing the denim material from used jeans, make sure that you don't use the materials by the knees or the rear. If you're getting material from denim shirts, avoid the elbow areas. This material will normally be faded and worn and you will want to use stronger, more durable sections of the garments for your quilt."

    more info here:http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/036-uid.jsp

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    thanks for the info regarding using old jeans or shirts. stella

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    Redrummy, you go girl!!!! I admire your spirit, spunk and determination!!!!
    It won't be long before the hats and wigs hit the back of your closet and all the treatments will be a distant memory.......... I am sorry to hear about your parents, but, I bet they are up there beaming with pride (and cheering you on,) regarding your positive attitude in winning this battle! :D :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrummy
    I was diagnosed with breast cancerin Jan this year. it is
    HER2 +, the most malignant type. it was caught early, so I have good prognosis. I had surgery, chemoand am finishing radiation now. I have been off work 7 months, returning this afternoon, so I hope I can do it.
    My hair is just starting to grow, not long enough to go without my wig or hat. I lost both my parents to cancer, and refused to give up without a fight.
    Deb
    Sweetheart, you are a survivor. I am so sorry for the trials you have had in your life, but it sounds to me like you have the right attitude to make it through. Those wigs won't be around for long. How did it go with your first day back to work? You have my prayers.

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    good luck Redrummy, you WILL be the winner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    Barbara, You might want to take a look at the pictures that Flying V Goddess posted of her denim quilt. Denim also works great for a rag quilt. Check out this site:

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.com/rag-quilt.html
    Thank you for posting this link! I have been wanting to try a jeans rag quilt but wasn't sure how to do it. Now I do!

    She

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    She,
    I'm glad the site was helpful. Be sure to show us pictures when it's finished.

    Minda


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    Gee, I've just been cutting up jeans that my daughters gave me, as well as some from friends including their husband's jeans....bags and bags of them! I've been cutting them into 6 1/2in and 4 1/2 in squares to get as much as I could out of them and even saving some of the pockets, logos etc to use to embellish with.

    I had so many and got so tired of cutting, not to mention that my rotary cutter was getting dull, :( , and came across a clipping that I saved of a log cabin denim jean quilt and decided to just cut all the seams and bulky unuseable parts off, to save the good parts to cut down on all the 'bags and bags'. Easier to store.

    Also, just posted a photo on the message thread where someone was looking for boy fabric quilting ideas, of a denim quilt I made my grandson 4 yrs ago when I was first learning to quilt. don't look too closely at my free-motion stippling!

    I didn't use batting in the denim jean quilt cuz it is already heavy, and I used flannel on the back, did a fleece tie binding. Not the neatest job but my grandson didn't notice and loves his denim train quilt.

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