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Thread: Raggy Denim and Flannel Quilt

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    Hi! This spring my youngest son filled two bags for Good Will and one was a bag full of his jeans. Well, I just finished this raggy denim and flannel quilt for his extra long twin bed at college. I recycled his jeans for him and just in time for the cold weather and his birthday! I even made 2 pillows to match.

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    flannel and raggy denim side with pillows
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    Very nice. He should be pleased and warm :-).

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    Nice!

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    I don't see where you stitched across each square?

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    Since I only used the denim and flannel and didn't have batting, I skipped that step.

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    Love it!! I'm saving jeans too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chartwig
    Since I only used the denim and flannel and didn't have batting, I skipped that step.

    Hmmm. I'd worry the flannel would shift a lot during use and washing and could unravel at the seams. The sewing is to stabilize the fabrics, even if you don't use batting...

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    I love it. I love denim quilts! I like your flannel colors, too.

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    Awesome quilt...I'm in the middle of making one for my son :)

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    When the other kids comment on his unique quilt he will tell them that his mom made it and he will feel mighty special. We can't go to college with them, but they will think about us often.

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    that is awesome.

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    What a great hug from mom on those cold nights studying! I love it!

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    Awesome quilt and pillows and repurposing too!! Great job!

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    Great job and good looking student!!!! I love to make raggy edge quilts but they sure are hare on the hands.

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    He'll make good use of them.

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    Very nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by chartwig
    Since I only used the denim and flannel and didn't have batting, I skipped that step.

    Hmmm. I'd worry the flannel would shift a lot during use and washing and could unravel at the seams. The sewing is to stabilize the fabrics, even if you don't use batting...
    I have made over a dozen flannel/denim rag quilts.....don't do the X stitching across the block.....and have never had any problem whatsoever with the flannel shifting or coming apart.

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    Very nice but I bet its heavy! I made one using strips the width of the leg and sewed it together for my favorite SIL..it was sooo heavy! But its perfect for the guys. =)

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    I love it! Love the seams and pockets included. I bet it is warm!

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    Very nice!!!

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    I have an entire box of jeans from my 400 lb dbil before his gastro bypass surgery and a bunch of my two son's jeans, I just need to do one. It looks great.

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    You can see how proud he is of his Mom's work!!!!!

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    He looks as if he had a happy birthday

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    Mom...you did great!!!

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    Great recyling! DS looks very happy with his quilt and pillows :D:D:D

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