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« on: June 08, 2012 08:23:50 AM »

I finished and gifted this yesterday.

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It was fun to make but I made a pretty big rookie mistake.  I didn't wash the backing fabric first.  I thought it would take on a nice vintage-y feel but it shrank A LOT!  The denim side is pretty dang bumpy now but it's still functional. 


Bumpy fabric

I really enjoy hand quilting more than I ever would have thought. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012 09:55:05 AM »

It looks great! Wow, I'm amazed you were able to hand quilt denim, awesome! I never pre-wash my quilting fabrics, so they're all shrinking together, so I would totally make that same mistake if I was using jeans on the front.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012 10:05:15 AM »

great job, I love the backing fabric you chose. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012 06:26:25 AM »

It looks great! Wow, I'm amazed you were able to hand quilt denim, awesome! I never pre-wash my quilting fabrics, so they're all shrinking together, so I would totally make that same mistake if I was using jeans on the front.

I agree. I get to dang impatient to prewash anything....ha! I never would have thought to upcycle jeans to make a blanket...what a nifty idea!
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