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Topic: Reverse Applique denim alphabet block  (Read 1940 times)
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« on: February 04, 2008 09:31:46 AM »

The grandboy will be turning one this weekend.
This is my favorite of all the gifts I made him. It turned out even better than I imagined (and that doesn't happen often!) so I had to share. All the letter in his name are on his block. I can wait to give it to him.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 10:24:49 AM »

It looks great! Good work. Any tips if I were to tackle this myself? We have a lot of old jeans laying around here.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 11:25:10 AM »

So cute! I love the look of this!

« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 03:05:17 PM »

Thank you for the kind words.
Any tips if I were to tackle this myself?
Use small stitches so when it frays you don't lose a seam.
Leave about 1/4" inside when you cut out your design and then clip almost to your seam every eighth of an inch or so all around.
When you wash it throw in a towel or some jeans to speed the fraying.
Check your lint trap often.
I usually wash it once, trim it, and wash again.
I made some stockings for Christmas like this and they were so cute. I did a Hello Kitty for the stocking swap,

a boy and girl snowman for a commission,

and a Santa for the grandboy. I am going to try a quilt next.
It is a very versatile and forgiving technique. Just go for it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 06:25:53 AM »

Wow! I love the cube! it's so unique and very cute! The other items are great as well!
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