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« on: January 15, 2004 07:33:29 PM »

So, somewhere I saw a picture/pattern for patchwork denim pillows. One was in small squares, with the seams to the outside, so they got all frayed looking. Has anyone tried this? Does the denim fray too much? I have tons of denim jeans that my husband and kids have worn out - even after making them into shorts, I still have lots of denim left.

I've seen the thing on denim bleaching w/stencils, etc. - that does look cool too, but I would definitely like to try the reverse patchwork idea.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004 06:06:14 PM »

I haven't seen the pillows, but I made this for my boss for Christmas...
http://www.homemadesimple.com/living/denim_throw.shtml

She LOVED it!!!  Just sew the number of blocks you want the pillow to be, but it does shed alot when you wash it...I had to shake it outside, after I cleaned about a 1/2 a pound of fray stuff from the wash...

good luck
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004 07:47:20 AM »

holywhack, that's what I was wondering about - I expected it would shed, but was wondering if it would be a problem in terms of fraying so much that it might come apart. Esp. after washing - which I imagine might be more of an issue with a throw even more than a pillow.

What a great gift idea - you must have a nice boss (and a lucky one too!)

Thanks for the info.
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