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Topic: The last of my blue jean stash!  (Read 558 times)
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« on: March 16, 2014 07:29:57 PM »

My mom went garage sale-ing back in the summer of 2000 and bought me a giant box of old jeans.  I've made at least 7 quilts out of that original stash which I've finally used up with this quilt.  The bad news is that both my mom and Grandma have a ton more that they want to use up...I think I'm going to sneak some into the trash when they're not looking. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014 03:14:27 AM »

Wow, 7 quilts?  Good job!  I haven't done much sewing on denim, is it difficult?

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014 07:38:51 AM »

I understand you - but denim quilts are lovely. It is a nice one, you have made.

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014 06:32:53 PM »

Working with denim isn't so difficult, but cutting it - especially with scissors - can be difficult; sometimes the binding is hard to put on because of the weight. 

Someone posted a log cabin jean quilt in the 14 in 2014 thread, so now I think I'm going to have to make one like it. 

My grandma started making these in the 90s, and she's made one for each of her kids and grandkids - so about 17.  I'm happy to say jean quilts run in the family.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014 07:41:11 AM »

I agree with you, it can be a bit hard to cut, but the feel of a heavy and soft denim blanket is so lovely.
If you are looking for ideas, I will recommend http://sewingforutange.blogspot.dk/. She makes a lot of lovely things out of old jeans.

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