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« on: January 06, 2009 06:01:31 AM »

We had a ton of jeans around as I kept saying I was going to make a jean chenille quilt... I finished it about a month ago, but haven't shared anything in here, so I thought I would post it.  The seams don't match, but instead of stressing over that, I just went with it.  I really like and already it's gotten plenty of use!  It's only my second quilt - my first I did about 7-8 years ago and I tied it.  I've yet to really "quilt"...


Jean side (my dog Lexi loves to get her pic taken.... LOL)

Cotton side (again Lexi is modeling it well Smiley )


« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009 08:04:23 AM »

Good job. As long as you're happy with it, thats all that matters. You might want to invest in some rag/chenille scissors, they work really great to cut thru those seam allowances and really let it fringe/chenille up when you wash it.

Leslie <><
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009 08:29:02 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion...  I saw them in the sewing area at Hobby Lobby but wasn't sure if it was worth the buy...


« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009 08:59:37 AM »

I really like this idea.  There are about 10 pairs of old worn out jeans in a box somewhere in my house.  Tried to make purses but that was a mess.  I have a demin skirt around my bed and I need a new duvet cover.  Never would have thought to make a quilt.

Great job and I think that having the seams up and frayed is a nice look.

Crazy quesion what is rag/chenille scissors?

I'm not the brightest crayon in the box.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 10:07:46 AM »

I love this quilt! Between me & my husband, there's about a billion pairs of jeans that we don't wear in this house - I think I'm going to have to try this!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009 10:08:31 AM by mrskimmyl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 04:29:48 PM »

I doubted them as well, but it really is good to have the right tool sometimes... see how it chenilles vs. rags... tiny frills vs. large chunks


Leslie <><
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 05:39:34 PM »

I love your quilt - and the seams match! LOL

I'll blame my seams on my kids... lol they were helping me cut Smiley

« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 07:27:44 PM »

Awesome quilts!!!  I've been collecting jeans for about a month or so and I picked up a pattern for flying geese with denim.  I want to put flannel on the back but after seeing yours, I love chenille and they look so cozy!  Aargh, Decisions!!! 

Thanks for sharing your pics!
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