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Thread: My first Denim project

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    Cool My first Denim project

    I cut hexis from jeans that were not being worn any more and lots that were kindly donated by family and friends,I cut the hexis in half and made the pattern up as i went along. I decided to make a cover for the TV as I hate seeing the huge black patch on the wall! I bound the edges with the only denim as well - (I bought this as I wanted a uniform finish on the edges)
    The back has a slot holding a length of dowel to hold it in place.
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    The use of various jean colors is striking.

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    That's pretty neat! I never would have thought of covering our TV ... it's alway's on!

    I like the braid design
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    what a great thing to do. I hate t.v.'s showing over a fireplace mostly. great idea.

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    Nice design to cover the TV - never thought of that! I like the different denim colours!
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    I love denim and also thank you for the half hexie idea. I just bought a half hexie ruler from MSQC to fit a charm pack and you have given me another insight of how to use it....I can't make a cover though....unfortunately for me, hubby keeps it on from daylight to bedtime!

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    I like the half hexie idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love your screen cover - what a brilliant idea!
    I also think modern TVs are ugly.

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    Very inventive! Have you seen the new big screen TV’s that will show the wall behind it or display a painting?

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    Nifty. If you hadnt told us, I would have thought it was a textile art. Great idea for covering the TV screen.

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    Ok, I told you I bought the half hexie. What I didn't say is I haven't used it. I need to know the steps to sewing it like this. Even though I keep saying I'm new to this my brain can usually see something and figure it out or I have brain freeze, like today. I don't want to do 'Y' seams, so is this how or please explain to me....step---by---step to get started....

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    Wow! That is really a great idea! It is beautiful! Well done!!

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    Mind Thaw-posted #11, then decided to cut some and try to figure how to sew together, instead of doing in my mind. Well I started and I think I'm sewing right....aren't I?Name:  IMG_9645.JPG
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    nice use of denim and so very clever on covering the tv!

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    Innovative idea to hid the TV. Wish it worked at my house. I think you hit on a delicate subject and gave a lot of us a sneaky idea.

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    @toogie no Y seams you place the first one on the right side on an angle then place the other on the left side and join another on top, if you think of it as laying bricks and work in a column, hardest part was deciding if my plait went up or down .....

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    That is such a clever idea! It looks good.
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    Very nice TV cover.

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    Love it. BrendaK
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    great pattern and good job
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    I love it! And covering the TV? Brilliant!
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    I have seen several denim quilts but never this design, I really like what you did with yours. I may try this design as I have several jeans to work with, I have kids & grandkids that keep growing or wearing theirs out & they give them to me, to create something...

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    So clever!

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    Very clever and creative cover. Beautifully made. Our TV is never turned off so that pattern would never work for us.

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    Very nice. I like the pattern.
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