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blueblythe
« on: May 16, 2005 04:44:48 PM »

I realized I had a billion pairs of jeans from my skinny days but couldn't bear to give away the hundreds of dollars worth of clothes so I made myself a patchwork quilt to put across the back of my futon.

I used a sewing machine to sew red circles onto the squares of denim before I sewed the squares together and I used an old woolen blanket as the filling between the 2 layers.



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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005 09:22:47 PM »

Wow, that looks really good! Nice idea to add the embroidery - spices things up a lot. I love the cushions with the circles, too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2005 03:20:55 PM »

how cute...love the quilt...great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005 03:24:47 PM »

THATS AWESOME! It seems like one of those simply obvious things, that you wouldnt realize until someone else puts the idea out there. Hmmm....if only I had a sewing machine.... I know I know, blasphemy.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2005 11:14:36 AM »

I really like those circle pillows as well.  Did you make them?
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005 06:02:32 AM »

No I didn't make the pillows. I wish I did though. They're made by a lady in Toronto called Saskia Wassing-Shepherd, I think Saskia Designs is her company name. We sell them at the store I work at.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005 06:36:23 PM »

i agree, the embroidery is an awesome touch.  And I really like the idea of using an old blanket for quilt batting.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005 11:21:23 AM »

i am so waiting to do this myself! between my hubby and I, 12 years of marriage and grad school days we have enuf jeans to make 3 full size quilts..maybe more!

i like the idea of embrodery on the squares. hmmm....may have to try this. i know a woman who embroidered ribbon flowers on black velour squares..made a gorgeos quilt.

did you have problems with the seams? like bunching and stuff?
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005 12:16:41 PM »

No I didn't have any trouble with bunchiing or anything. Some of the embroidered circles were on stretch jeans so the circles bulged out a little bit where it stretched but this didn't really look too bad.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2005 07:21:24 AM »

looks great!  i made one of these a few years ago (i'll post a photo when i get home), and it's so cute! the only problem for me was sewing over the thick denim seams. i used the pockets from the jeans in the areas where you have your red circles.

my bunny rabbits liked to nibble it here and there, and i'm thinking i could embroider patches over their destruction. i like the circles idea!  Cheesy
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