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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. Now you have to put something awesome in it like a fave stuffy or I don't know what...
Here's my pocket quilt, it will get it's own thread when I finish the binding. One of these days, lol Wink.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.msg4485099#msg4485099
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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 05:48:03 AM »

Have you seen those great demin quilts that are made of squares backed with flannel and the seam allowance shows and is clipped and washed repeatedly to make it raggy? Wait, I'll find a pic...

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.com/rag-quilt.html

and a circle version, this is awesome http://www.amazon.com/Frayed-Edge-Fun-Cozy-Quilts/dp/1564774279/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232899993&sr=1-4jume0d-20
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« Reply #7 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 #8 on: May 18, 2011 09:19:16 AM »

It's tricky for sure! Even the giant bedspread I made out of tshirts and fleece was a big fat pain to maneuver under the machine and I didn't even have to bind it!
One trick I use for quilts is the substitute fleece for batting. It is probably way more money but I like it because it doesn't move around and is totally even in fluffiness plus it washes and dries really easily. Warm too.
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« Reply #9 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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