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Thread: Denim Quilt Faux Cathedral Windows

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    Denim Quilt Faux Cathedral Windows

    Good Morning! I made this quilt for a family that has two small boys and another child on the way. I cut denim circles out of pants and then 5" squares out of novelty scraps for an I Spy like quilt. It is large enough for parents and kids to sit on outside. Heavy also. I really like the way the edges of the denim circles fringed when I snipped them. Of course the washing machine was a mess after I washed it. This quilt was fun to make.
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    Neat idea. Thanks. Hugs

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    Wonderful quilt, I was making one but mine turned out to be a table cover as it was very heavy! Great quilt!!

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    It's GREAT! I love denim. What a great picnic quilt.

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    All I can say is "WOW". Your quilt is wonderful. What a treasure for your family and what fun.

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    Darling quilt. I think it well be well used.

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    Love it! Terrific quilt!!
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    Wonderful quilt - rugged yet playful.

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    I love this quilt! Love cathedral windows, and rag quilts, never thought of putting the two together!
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    yes great idea

    nice

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    Such a clever idea to make the windows I spy. The family will have so much fun with this quilt. I have lots of old jeans, this would be a fun project.
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    Awesome!!!

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    This is a very clever idea you are a very talented lady.

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    yours turned out great .I am making one now its a red white and blue. Did you put in the 4" squares of batting or leave it out I was thinking of leaving it out

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    This is funny- I just saw this pattern on Inventivequilts.com. I tried to do it but sewing my circles together didn't work very well. How did you put it together so they would lie straight? Did you make a template so each circle was sewn in the same place?
    I really love this idea and would be almost indestructible. You did a great job on this quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter View Post
    Good Morning! I made this quilt for a family that has two small boys and another child on the way. I cut denim circles out of pants and then 5" squares out of novelty scraps for an I Spy like quilt. It is large enough for parents and kids to sit on outside. Heavy also. I really like the way the edges of the denim circles fringed when I snipped them. Of course the washing machine was a mess after I washed it. This quilt was fun to make.
    What a great idea! If you don't mind sharing, how far away from the curved edges did you stitch them down, leaving room to snip?

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    Love it! Looks like it will give them joy for a very long time : )

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    Just saw Nancy do this pattern Saturday on Sewing With Nancy. The new catalog has the tool to make circles and a video on this pattern and more. Ordering it soon. I love the one you did it is so pretty and will be so much fun for your family. A great way to recycle old jeans.

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    Denim Quilt Faux Cathedral Windows information

    Attached are the pictures of the templates I made in order to make this quilt. When I started sewing the circles together they came out wonky so I made a 4.5" square template and used that to trace the square in the denim circles. That was my stitching line and never a wonky circle again.. I used the cut out square as an I Spy template so I could see what will show through the cathedral window.

    Hope this helps.

    And also thank you for all the wonderful comments.
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    This looks so nice!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Good job. Colorful.

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    Love it! I want to make one of these with my Dad's old overalls. How big was the circle?

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    wow you did a great job. Love how the denim fringed up. Very cool.
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    Oh, I love your quilt. The family will really love it.

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    Wow! How many pair of denim's did you use on it? That is a really cool idea.

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