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« on: May 15, 2011 05:11:06 PM »

I love how this turned out! I just sewed together squares of denim cut from jeans and then sewed it to an old curtain, using its tabs to re-hang.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011 05:19:54 PM »

I LOVE IT!
Patchwork denim is so great.
I made a quilt/wall hanging out of pants pockets that turned out so awesome, did you save yours?
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011 05:48:21 PM »

Thanks! Yes, I saved the pockets. In fact, I put one on the curtain. Can you see it? Fourth row down, second square from the right. I also included some random seams from the original jeans in the squares.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011 07:59:56 PM »

I do see it! It's special because it's the only one Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011 08:12:20 AM »

I like it!

I am currently in the process of making a HUGE quilt with blue jean squares. I rooted through Goodwill dumpsters for a month to get the materials, and am making 15 rows of 15 squares and the squares are 8x8, yeah, HUGE!

I took the pockets and made a design of a big diamond and a little diamond, it is looking pretty good, I will make a new thread when I get the quilt top finished.

Your looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011 01:25:59 AM »

craftylittlemonkey, that is just nifty! All those pockets, and all those colors! Love it!

Sheilaann, that sounds wonderful! I hope I see your thread when you post pictures of it! A denim quilt is wonderful to snuggle under in cold weather.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011 08:58:33 AM »

Ohhhhhhhh, nice! I just got the batting pinned on and am making a backing this week sometime. I don't know how I didn't measure it and it fit! This is my first ever sewing project, that dang quilt is heavy, I am having a time of it. It took me 2 hours to hand sew the 2 pieces of batting together, I didn't want to go through all the trouble of making the quilt and then have the batting rip or bunch after washing it.

I will post pics in a new  thread once it's completed. Smiley

The quilt seems to be about 16" wider than a King size comforter, or it may have been a Queen size, I am not sure, somehow the batting fit perfectly except for a 16" strip that I had to sew together. I would have done it on the sewing machine, but I was afraid of tearing the batting while fighting with the quilt. It is not an easy piece to maneuver.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011 08:08:29 PM »

Thanks crafty, I used materials that I already had, everything is reconstructed and reused. Smiley If I ever need any new materials I will definitely go with fleece, but I was going with free! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011 09:55:08 PM »

I made a skirt in the same way, I wear it seems outwards for a more textured feel !!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011 06:06:27 PM »

Craftylittlemonkey, I HAVE seen that technique! It is on my list of things I want to do. Thanks for the pics!
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