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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2007 11:10:16 AM »

Oh I'm in too!  I just love looking at everyone's quilts-in-progress. 

Here's what I've done so far:    Quilt

I've just started cutting out the fabrics, I actually think I'll need to pick up at least a few more fat-quarters this weekend, I'm running out of fabric! 

Good luck everyone!

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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2007 05:45:20 PM »

I love the fabrics you're using ZumaGirl!

I ordered some more blues/browns for my boy log cabin quilt the other day,  can't wait for them to arrive! (although I do admit it wasn't as fun buying them as the usual fabrics...so I of course added to my order, the new birds prints from Moda, woohoo!) Tongue
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« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2007 06:50:48 PM »

This is a great idea. I've never made a quilt before, but really need something for my bed. I was thinking of making a quilt out of old jeans and fabric scraps and got 9 pairs of jeans for free today from various garage sales. FYI everyone has a pair of denim jeans they are trying to give away if your thinking of trying to make a jean quilt. I was thinking of using this free pattern.
http://www.equilters.com/library/jeans/jeans_gallbaros.html
It seems easy enough for a first timer and theres no real quilting or finishing to speak of.
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« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2007 08:44:35 PM »

Old jean quilts are so cozy Smiley Here's one that my mum made for my brother...although it broke the washing machine! (you have to wash/spin the cut edges so they fluff up and there was SO much lint/fiber that the emptying tube thing blocked and water went everywhere, SO...that was an experience, hehe)
http://randomapplique.blogspot.com/2007/01/old-jeans-new-identity.html

And I suppose I should post the two quilts I've made so far! I am so lazy in the picture uploading department so here are the blog posts with piccies...

Here's my first quilt...single bed sized with dotty flannel backing,
http://littlemissmeshell.typepad.com/meshells_little_corner_of/2007/01/my_first_quilt.html

And this one is more lap quilt sized because I had this piece of argyle flannel that I really wanted to use on the back but it wasn't very big Smiley
http://littlemissmeshell.typepad.com/meshells_little_corner_of/2007/02/quilt_number_2_.html
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« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2007 08:05:40 AM »

yeah the trick to jean quilts is to wash them at the laundromat so you dont screw up your washer!
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« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2007 08:54:53 AM »

Well the quilt I'm going to attempt doesn't have the frayed edges like that so hopefully when it goes through the wash no major problems will result. I do feel your pain though. I made a fulled/felted purse once and didn't put the pie!ce into a pillowcase before adding it to the wash. Fuzz EVERYWHERE! And I have to say MeShell that I love the fabrics you chose for the quilt on your blog!
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« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2007 09:10:32 AM »

I am in the jean gathering part of making the ragged jean quilt. I know my daughter and I both have several pairs of jeans to go in and one of the ladies I work with is going to bring me in all her old jeans next week sometime. I can't wait to get started.
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« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2007 09:35:27 AM »

Well the quilt I'm going to attempt doesn't have the frayed edges like that so hopefully when it goes through the wash no major problems will result.

Personally jean quilts even non-raggy ones, are really hard on my washing machine. They get so heavy my machine can't take it. I have to do mine at the laundromat anyway.
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« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2007 07:01:35 PM »

MissMeshell, I just took at look at your blog and I absolutely LOVE your first two quilts! I am so totally impressed by the colors and the shapes and the binding. I just send away the 2nd bed sized quilt that I've ever made to a long-arm machine quilter and I'm terrified to bind it when it makes it way back Undecided Congrats on those beautiful quilts!
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« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2007 07:25:44 PM »

Thank you kgo! Cheesy They were really fun, and as much as I complained about sewing on the binding (because I was impatient and I wanted to use my first quilt! lol), I really think it's one of the nicest parts to do now that I look back Smiley
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