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Thread: Denim Used Differently

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    This heavy project is something I did for my son, DIL and two GS's. They have a king size bed. I used their old jeans, fussy cut them on grain, and sewed them with a flat "seam" (laid one raw edge over another) and used red thread with a double jeans needle. Yes, there was much fraying, but I snipped those after the sewing was done. I made use of the pockets and special "items" from the jeans. Pockets were trimmed and sewn closed before using them.The pillows have removable covers. The cover is not quilted. So much for that venture!
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    well, that is very cool. i love the use of the pockets and other unique features of the jeans. nice how it came together. looks like you have a pretty special "helper" there.

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    Cool! Adorable quilt inspector.

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    That's great! I just love what you did with jeans!

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    Love your quilt! I made 2 jean rag quilts with batting. I used a heavy fleece on the back! They are so heavy and warm. We use them especially outside watching parades and football. I use to find our teens all curled up under them watching movies, too. I'll try to get a pic later today :)
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    good idea...I bet the quilt will be a warm one!

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    that is awesome-love the puppy too

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    Neat

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    Nice ideas. I believe that I have 4 chairs like the one in the first pic...painted the same also. My grandmother's from around 1930. Always been going to refinish them. They must be for shorter people than me though. Do you have plans to repaint or keep them like that?

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    :thumbup:

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    That is a GREAT idea. I did it the regular way of quilting which was time consuming. Your way seems much quicker :) Thanks!

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    nice job

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    really got to put this on my list. I like it so much. I cn se myself rescuing jeans now. For a moment I thoughtyour furbaby was acat. :-)

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    Wow! What a clever idea and a good use for old jeans!

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    I see it has been approved already. It is a fun quilt. I love using all those things that others usually throw away. I think it brings more interest to have the buttons and pockets etc.

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    that is cooool and I love the dog as well.

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    Neat idea.

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    Quilt police stamp of approval given!

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    Very nice and you did a great job considering how heavy I'm sure it is. I made a jean quilt not near that big and it was HEAVY! Warm though =)

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    Very cute and puppy approved.

    Suzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005
    well, that is very cool. i love the use of the pockets and other unique features of the jeans. nice how it came together. looks like you have a pretty special "helper" there.
    It is a very great use of jeans!

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    Really like the quilt... and the inspector, too! I love denim and have a ton of old cut-up jeans... will definitely try the flat seam technique because "normal" seams are pretty tough with denim.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    That's quite a project. Looks like the inspector approves. ;)

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    Cute! (and doggie too)

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    Nice

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