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Thread: Blue Jean Quilt

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    Blue Jean Quilt

    This is our latest blue jean quilt.

    Notice how the pockets were left on. They're perfect for hiding things or putting away toys for kids.
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    Oh I love this! I like how your blocks aren't square it gives it a great look!
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    Great job on this! Looks like a fun project!
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    18 years ago I made a jeans quilt for my then 14 year old grandson. He still has that quilt and his 4 children love it as well. It is a bit frayed here and there, but it is soft and heavy and has even been on many a camping trips. I had hidden a couple of dollars in one of the pockets and then we could not find them for awhile...it is a wonderful memory and I know that whoever is going to get this jean quilt is going to love it for a very long, long time.

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    nice

    I know they can be hard on your hands to cut

    very nice

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    Really great!!

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    Love the idea with the pockets!

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    Very, very cute quilt. I love the way you left the pockets on.

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    I have stacks and stacks of blue jeans and this gives me incentive to get moving. My big question is how to machine quilt it???

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    I love your quilt. I have set aside 10 pairs to use in a quilt. Any way you can post more info on how you made this quilt and how it looks on the other side? Is it a rag quilt?

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    Super up cycle on the jeans. Love how you kept the integrity of the jeans. Lots of character there!!! It's fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    nice

    I know they can be hard on your hands to cut

    very nice
    No kidding. I couldn't use my right hand for almost 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancysp View Post
    I have stacks and stacks of blue jeans and this gives me incentive to get moving. My big question is how to machine quilt it???
    I suggest stitching in the ditch and using a 90/40 size needle. My Brother machine did very nicely through this material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I love your quilt. I have set aside 10 pairs to use in a quilt. Any way you can post more info on how you made this quilt and how it looks on the other side? Is it a rag quilt?
    The other side is fleece and you don't need any batting because the material is so warm and heavy on it's own.
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    Great quilt! I made a jeans quilt for my son and threw in a few blocks of plaid flannel her and there for color. Then I put a flannel backing and a poly batt in it and used my mom's long arm to quilt it for him. My son is a long haul truck driver and he has it in the truck. He loves it. It takes a beating from the truck and is warm, too.

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    The one I did, I felt no need for quilting. In fact I did mine just as a throw with no backing either.

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    What a neat idea. I love the story from OMA66

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    Did you use a regular sewing machine on this, I found it to be too bulky on machine to sew. I did use a jeans needle and a tool to lift if up but I'm wondering if I used a walking foot if that would be easier? I love the idea of jean quits they do last forever!

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    Great idea! love the pockets.
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    Great, I always leave the pockets and labels on, I also make the rag quilts using the jeans.
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    Just a wonderful quilt! So many uses.

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    Looks neat...Good job...

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    Nice idea with the jeans.
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    I love it!! I am also making a denim quilt for our youngest son, at first I tossed the pockets, then I came across some neat ones, so I stared adding them in, and he loves it, I'm strictly using old jeans for this project, so I'm still not done. Thanks for the pic!

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    I love your quilt, I'm thinking of making a jean quilt too, never thought of using the pockets-what a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a question-would you have to use a batting in it? I think it would be heavy enough without, any suggestions?

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