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Old 08-23-2021, 02:32 PM
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I made a couple dozen small quilts for the animal shelter, half each for dogs and cats. Nine of the dog quilts, 30 x 36, are of old jeans, constructed with the method that leaves no bulky seams. Most of the battings are pieced, and backings are heavy weight flannel. The high loft batting has been here so long I don't even remember buying it or using it, and was having trouble wrapping the binding around smoothly until I remembered a tip, probably from someone on this board, to enclose the thick raw edges with a wide zigzag.

The cat quilts, which I think are folded to fit in the cages, are smaller, 24 x 30, and regular cotton.

As usual, I can't tell that my stash got any smaller, but at least the big pile of cut up jeans is gone. Yay!

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Old 08-23-2021, 03:08 PM
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Bless you for thinking of the dogs and cats and their need. Quilts are cute too.
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Old 08-23-2021, 04:29 PM
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Very cute and nice quilts. I have made some for my two little dogs but, I really prefer using bath towels. Easy to launder and dry quickly.
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Our furry friends thank you for your generosity and talents. Bless you.
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The shelters will appreciate your donation and the animals will be warm this winter.
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Old 08-24-2021, 05:35 AM
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Shelters are ALWAYS needing dog & cat bedding. Thank you!
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Old 08-24-2021, 06:17 AM
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Daffy, what is the method that leaves no bulky seams? I have a box of jeans I need to use!!!
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Old 08-24-2021, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fizzle View Post
Daffy, what is the method that leaves no bulky seams? I have a box of jeans I need to use!!!
Hi Fizzle, It's like joining blocks with sashing, except that the edges of the blocks meet underneath, as shown in the second photo. I cut my "sashing" strips 1 inch wide, and sewed them to the blocks with 1/4 inch seams.

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I did this for a rescue years ago and the quilts went with the dogs to their forever home.
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Very nice, and thanks for the explanation and the picture about the seams.
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