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Another Jennifer
« on: July 04, 2011 08:24:44 AM »


Here's one made of denim jeans. 


Here's a blurry shot of the corduroy one in action.


Close up of a square


The edging was once a velvet jacket and velvet pants.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011 09:40:08 AM »

These are fabulous--I love using salvaged materials.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 09:42:21 AM »

Awesome quilts - I like them.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011 10:33:34 AM »

I really like the abstract designs of these quilts and selvaging fabrics is great.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 01:37:10 AM »

I like the colors and the way you pieced it together, they look unique and interesting.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011 02:13:22 AM »

These are both beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I made a patchwork out of 2 inch corduroy squares once but it is still a UFO because I can't work out what to do with the dang thing....?
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Another Jennifer
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011 09:00:24 AM »

How big is it?  Maybe you can make it part of a tote bag or just back it and call it art.  It doesn't have to be a blanket.  I'd love to see a picture of it. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011 09:41:32 AM »

I'll bet those are heavy and toasty!  Did you have any problems quilting through such a heavy material?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011 10:15:48 AM »

I'll bet those are heavy and toasty!  Did you have any problems quilting through such a heavy material?

Yes.  Yes, I did.  The Corduroy is backed with wool.  I didn't use any batting because it was heavy and warm enough.  I quilted it by hand using heavy cotton thread.  I sewed in straight lines as far apart as I thought I could get away with -  about 6 - 8 inches - using an big upholstery needle.  It was a pain in the keester.  Also, the edging was a B to sew on.

Denim about wrecked my fingers to hand quilt and that's when I learned to love my thimble.  My sewing machine would have never been able to manage it.  Also, the edging was a nightmare.  But, I muddled though and now that my fingers are better I think it was worth it.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011 10:08:24 AM »

Oooooh that denim quilt really knocks my socks off!  Great job Smiley
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