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Thread: recycled/repurposed Denim projects

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    You can cut out the back pockets, put no fray, trim even with the seam. Add a cord, a fabric tie, I used a decretive cording. Attach an ens to each side. Cording sould be 18 in. Or lonher .you ca n decorated anyway you choose. You have a cell phone holder, ID carrier, whatever. You can also add a pin on the back so you pin it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    What about some placemats... you could use bandanas for napkins? I haven't made these, but it could be cute?

    And I love reading these ideas... I have a lot of old denim clothing that I've been saving to do a rag quilt... but I have more than enough for a quilt...

    Love all the displays so far, too!!
    I think that placemats would be great! I would carefully remove the back pockets and place them to hold the napkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs_uncle_fuzzy
    I saw some great aprons made out of old jeans at a craft fair and have been looking for a pattern but have yet to find it they also had some made of old bib overalls. They added cotton print fabric in places, for the pockets and waist band if I remember correctly.
    here is a picture of one of the aprons I have made out of bib overalls. The neat thing is you get two aprons from one overall. I like to giddy them up with lots of left over bit and pieces.
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    Where exactly did you cut off the jeans to sew the bottom of the bag :?: I love your idea ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Is this sandwiched? if so with what? Or is it only the denim patches?

    It looks great!
    It is sandwiched and tied.[/quote]

    I've never seen a denim quilt so beautiful as that. Love, love, love it.

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    It's so wonderful to see another OHCE member on here!! I belong to Grady County- SW District. Have you been to the state meetings? My group made rag quilts with 4th graders out of denim. We also received an award and an Ambassador grant for that project. Bibs for veteran's homes or nursing homes, tote bags for DHS Foster kids- another project we are invilved with, hot pads, there are lots of uses for recycled denim. There is a link on tipnuts.com for ideas. Good luck with your leader lesson. Are you nominated for an award? I won Rookie at state in 2005, and this year I'm going to district meeting nominated for member. Maybe I'll see you at the state meeting. Kathy

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    I make rag quilts. Saw them on an episode of Simply Quilts years ago.

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    I didn't put any batting in mine. Just the backing and the denim.

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    Years ago i bought a pattern for an upside down jacket made from jeans. The waistband was at the bottom of the jacket. I wanted to put a collar on it as the patterndidn't call for it and couln't get it to lay right. It is now an old UFO. I will eventually finish it, but not at this point as I have too many other things I need to make this year.

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    Here are a few denim quilts I finished in 2010
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    what great ideas, the wheels are starting to turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle
    Here are a few denim quilts I finished in 2010
    These are great, but the middle one is exceptionally striking!

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    Family clothes quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    Dog beds
    They last a good long time, the only down side is that they can't fluff them up and curl up in them.
    Love that embroidered dog.

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    I am saving/collecting old jeans to make dog beds...I have several family members in line for them (their dogs, not them).

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    Cute. I would likely only have the back of any overall as when they are ready for the rag bag, the fronts are really ratty and mended many times. :-)

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    Ladies,

    Operation Quiet Comfort needs people to make their denim quilts for our Wounded.

    Check them out at : www.operationquietcomfort.com

    I have made and donated over 40 of the Four Freedoms Gratitude Quilts.

    Susan
    NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellen46
    Quote Originally Posted by mrs_uncle_fuzzy
    I saw some great aprons made out of old jeans at a craft fair and have been looking for a pattern but have yet to find it they also had some made of old bib overalls. They added cotton print fabric in places, for the pockets and waist band if I remember correctly.
    here is a picture of one of the aprons I have made out of bib overalls. The neat thing is you get two aprons from one overall. I like to giddy them up with lots of left over bit and pieces.
    that is just wonderful! Did you make a pattern for it?

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    it has sure been fun to see what all you wonderfully creative ladies have done with your denim! I need to take pix of my projects too!

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    I want to make this one.

    http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...gallbaros.html

    it looks fairly simple
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann31039
    I want to make this one.

    http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...gallbaros.html

    it looks fairly simple
    ooooohhhh, I like this one...yeah...another project in the book of things to do before I can not see to do them!

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    I do not have it here, but years ago I made a Denim toy bag. Small straps with snaps fit around Crib end, I decorated front of bag with things like a foot ball, basket ball and etc (for a boy) My sister in lay kept it always. She placed her sons stuffed toys and rattle in it... Abt as wide as the crib... I do believe I made a cassing for elastic to go around, but not to tight. Now I make lap quilts, using good pockets and yarn tie for family. Love old denim jeans, skirts or what ever. Good luck :)

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    Wow! beautiful projects. Would love to do the jacket. Is there a pattern for it?

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    You have some great ideas!

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    all of your ideas are awesome!

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