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Thread: Denim QUilt

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    Junior Member marquezluz's Avatar
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    Denim QUilt

    Me and my husband spent weeks cutting up jeans. The jeans were our boys clothes that they had outgrown. My mom even gave us jeans from my neices and nephews jeans to add to the quilt. I have made 3 quilts. Each quilt requires 221 6" blocks. the quilts measure 75*95 inches.
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    Nice! Are they heavy? I've been saving jeans for years just to do this.
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    Nice denim quilts. You done a good job. I have made & sold several denim quilts. They are a big hit in my area as they are toasty warm. I put fleece on the backs as with fleece you don't have to worry about batting. I have a large supply of denim as everyone I know saves them for me.

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    Great! Love denim quilts...the first one I made (rag style) is on our bed during cold weather..my husband loves the weight of them.

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    Great quilt, love that you left the button on.

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    So cute! I love making these and they are so warm in the winter. Great job!
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    Awesome! I like how you incorporated the seams and pockets in your blocks too. Gives the quilt interest and personality!

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    I've made three denim quilts. I put the pockets on top for decoration. I used flannel sheets on the back of them, and no batting.. They are heavy, and warm.. I love them.. I used the machine to tack one of them, and tied the other two..

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    Great job! Jenny Doan just posted a new video for the Missouri Star Quilt Co on jean quilts.

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    nicely done
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    Really great job!
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    Denim always makes a nice quilt

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    [QUOTE=Halo;6111815]Nice denim quilts. You done a good job. I have made & sold several denim quilts. They are a big hit in my area as they are toasty warm. I put fleece on the backs as with fleece you don't have to worry about batting. I have a large supply of denim as everyone I know saves them for me.[/QUOTE

    I didn't use batting. I just use a bed sheet on the back of the first two quilts. I gave one to my parents and one to my sister. They live in Killeen, Texas. Where it really doesn't get cold at all. On the third quilt I plan on using flannel with not batting on the back. I am moving to colorado springs in the fall. I figure I will need the warmth.

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    Nice job! I want to make one someday but years ago, before I thought about it, I gave away dozens of pairs of my sons' jeans. Too bad.

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    Love your quilt. When I receive a pair of jeans from anybody, (my kiids, grandkids, sons, daughters, strangers, etc.) I cut them up right away and when I have enough for a quilt, I don't have to cut forever. Besides they take up much less room cut to size and stacked in a baggie

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    A denim quilt is on my someday list too. I was thinking I would make denim patchwork and make a dog bed out of it because it would be so durable and hold up.

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    You were brave to tie the corners. I have two I want to finish within the next two weeks (someone gave them the tops while in the states in May)--but I'm chicken and I'll tie the centers of the squares--and not attempt at the corners. Denim makes a wonderful quilt but sometimes it is rather tough to work with.

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    Great job! Neat quilt!

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    Wonderful work!!!!

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    I love jean quilts but they are so heavy.

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    Very nice.
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    Nice! I'm working on a demin quilt. Hope to finish it soon.

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