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Jeans Rag Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? Used jeans cut into 6 1/2 inch squares, flannel cut into 6 1/2 inch squares, batting scraps (Warm and Natural) Labels from the jeans and some pockets or trims too

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What are you most proud of? These quilts are so heavy, so durable and so popular. Each member of my family has requested and received one. They are great for throwing in the car for taking to a ball game, taking a snooze under or having a picnic on. I've made 14 so far. People are still saving their old jeans for me and I've since retired and moved to another country. I'm helping the continent to recycle and everyone seems to be benefiting.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Spread the word that you need old jeans. They work so well in other recycle projects too. Cut away the seams, throw away the waist bands, rivets and zippers. Save a few pockets and labels to embellish some of the blocks. I've stitched the labels back on the squares and put pockets of a few edge blocks. It's nice to have a pocket to place your keys and such if you're on the beach or a picnic, or a place to tuck a tissue or even hide a snack.

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I'm new to this site also. I can't find the directions either. Please help

02/10/2014 Flag

I haven't left detailed direction, however you can watch several different videos on You Tube that will help you. I noticed that most leave the block plain, while I have stitched and X on each block before joint them together.

02/17/2014 Flag

I love your jeans rag quilts! What a great idea about stitching an "X" in the centers of the squares. Thanks for posting these for us to enjoy :)

10/23/2014 Flag

Thanks, I'm about to begin rag quilt #17. Friends and family keep donating their old jeans. I'm thinking about making placemats now instead of quilts.

10/24/2014 Flag

Love love love this quilt.

07/03/2015 Flag

Great way to use those discarded jeans, thanks for sharing.

01/08/2016 Flag

Have you made them without adding the warm & natural ?

02/15/2016 Flag