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« on: March 23, 2009 02:02:27 PM »

These weren't really quilted, but I wasn't sure where to put them. Anyway I made these blankets for my kids. I went to a thrift store and bought a bunch of old levis (love the colored ones from the 80s) and sewed these up. I love them, but boy did they make a mess. They are even still messy (a year later) and I won't wash them with other things as they shed horribly.

I totally made a mistake when I was doing my measurements and ended up cutting some the squares down, but I love the end result.

However the process has made me wary of working with denim again. At least not for a long time that is.

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 03:36:11 PM »

They look super comfy, I had a denim quilt when I was little that I absolutly loved. They last forever!! I like that you did the ragging effect, I didn't think of that...you see I have a box of jeans hanging out in the garage waiting to be transformed. I think I'm gonna have to look at the colored jeans on my next trip out though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 04:57:06 PM »

that's amazing. i like how each of your squares is two different colors.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 09:48:30 AM »

These look great!  I wouldn't have thought of doing a rag quilt in that pattern!  Nice work!

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009 11:06:23 AM »

Love your quilts, but I have to warn you that they stay messy for years. Mine is probably five years or older and they are still shedding when I wash them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009 09:36:22 AM »

Very Nice!! I'm thinking about doing this myself in a lap blanket.

Thanks for the inspiration!!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009 10:39:31 PM »

I love denim rag quilts!  Great job!

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