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Thread: the next time I want to do a quilt using denim... slap me

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    Junior Member KastleKitty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaorth
    maybe it is because I am new to quilting, or maybe it is my machine is not a heavy duty one (at least not to my knowledge hehe)
    There is also a heavyweight denim needle that makes it easier. Most machines are not built to handle layers of heavier fabric. I have to manually push the needle into heavier layers sometimes. I always thought it would be handy to find an inexpensive used professional heavyweight machine for the few times I would need it, kind of like what would be used for making tents and reupholstering. Every so often I need to repair or make something that does not fit into the typical category of home sewing.

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    I have promised to make a denim rag quilt for the little gal who does my hair. Thought I would use a blue and yellow floral with the denim. She has overloaded me with old jeans. Hope it is not too hard.

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    It is hard to work with, but the end result (good sized 45 X 65) for qulits to be sent for ambulance duty overseas, was well worth the
    pricked fingers and the almost losing my temper witht he fraying, I may just do another one. If I ever learn how to send pictures, I might send one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quickly
    It is hard to work with, but the end result (good sized 45 X 65) for qulits to be sent for ambulance duty overseas, was well worth the
    pricked fingers and the almost losing my temper witht he fraying, I may just do another one. If I ever learn how to send pictures, I might send one.
    You that size wouldn't be bad, but I did a queen and it was so heavy.
    You know I am with you there I still can't seam to get the hang of sending pictures. If you find out let me know how you did it.

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    I didnt want to wash all the blocks, So I did seams inside. and Tied rather than an quilting on it...

    GS Christmas quilt out of 3 little fellows bitches
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    Another Christmas quilt for other GS
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    You did a very good job on these quilts. That is the way I made mine. Your blocks look smaller than main were. I had 5" squars. I tied mine also. The boys well love them.

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    They were queen size also, but hubby helped Tie... My squares were 5 inch on one and 3 1/2 inch on the other. The small squares took more...the pants were my little GS's jeans~~ The legs were only big enough to get acouple of patches, then I took pockets off and gave them to a friend to make her pocket quilt for her GS. I did use some pockets on mine.
    As for down loading a pic this is what I do...
    Hit browse and that takes you towhere you have stored pics
    high light the one you want and hit open
    then you just have to wait... it takes awhile to process
    let me know if this works for you.

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    make sure you use ragging scissors for the snipping or your hand may fall off...lol. They really do make a difference.

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    Right..... good luck

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