A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is monkey business and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 311,856
Currently Running With Scissors:
246 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Denim Sampler Quilt  (Read 9066 times)
Tags for this thread: denim , quilt  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: April 29, 2012 03:52:50 PM »

My brother had loads of jeans that he never wore anymore so I decided to make him a denim sampler quilt.

The quilt covers his double bed with a bit of overhang on each side and the end.

I apologise for the creased quilt, I gave the quilt to my brother about a month ago and forgot to take pictures of it beforehand.  To take these pictures today I had to retrieve it from a crumpled ball on the floor  Undecided (he promises he likes it ... but actions speak louder than words)
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6743
Joined: 19-Jan-2006

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 04:00:01 PM »

I love it - never would have thought to quilt with all demin but it's a great idea!
Sew, Sew Happy!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 2396
Joined: 20-Jan-2011

Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012 05:26:16 PM »

This is fantastic - I love the sampler blocks - and the braid border is awesome!   Smiley

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam...  (Kansas State Song)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012 06:57:17 PM »

fantastic Idea!  Love the border.  What did you use for backing? I suppose it is quite heavy?

Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator
Quilting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 19589
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012 07:27:52 PM »

Wow, looks great! What a clever idea!

Love to cook, have an overflowing pantry, or want to save a little money on your grocery bill?
Join the Pantry Challenge Cookalong!

Mini Art Quilt Swap 8! Now in progress!

Instagram: Soapsbymaremare
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012 11:44:29 PM »

This could be the first quilt I actually like a lot! It's got this sleek chic feel, and I would love to have a quilt like that. Most quilts are to color-schizoid to my taste, but this I love the color tones and elegance of this quilt. Very beautiful!

My 50 in '14

Calling all talented witches and wizards to join us in the Winter Semester of the Harry Potter Craftalong.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012 05:09:17 AM »

Thanks for your comments.

I used basic sheeting material in cream for the back because it is wide and I didnt have to stitch it together to cover the whole back. 

It is fairly heavy and when I was stitching on the border and binding I had to keep rearranging it so the weight didnt pull my machine onto the floor!

I liked using the denim though because it didnt matter if the triangles in the squares were perfect because with denim you can get away with a lot.

I was surprised how much variation of colour you get with different shades of jeans.  I was worried when I started that the colours would blend into each other.
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012 05:18:52 AM »

Wow!  This is absolutely stunning!  I really love your quilt. I work with denim a lot myself, so I know how difficult it can be. (Confession: I'm a little denim obsessed)  I've just completed a friendship braid quilt in cotton, and wondered how it will be in denim.  Was it very difficult to do the denim braids?
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3966
Joined: 23-Aug-2007

Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012 05:35:56 AM »

wow, totally awesome.
If it is not appreciated where it is my address is .......hehe

I've started a wist!
working on the Teesha Moore craftalong
Destashing the craft room
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012 04:39:15 PM »

absolutely beautiful work,
you did an amazing job, I hope your brother totally appreciated it......

if he didn't...you can adopt me as your sis and pass it on Grin

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fold Out ATC
I'm Meltingggg!
Meatless Monday: Croissant Bread Pudding

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.