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Jeans Rag Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Whimsical, Funky
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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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How did you get the frayed edges? What instructions?

10/25/2013 Flag

After the quilt is all sewn together grab your scissors and snip the edges about 1/2 inch apart. This step will take some time and is best if your scissors are spring loaded. Ater you've finished fringeing the quilt wash and dry it in your dryer. There will be tons of lint but your quilt will be fluffy and beautiful.

11/01/2013 Flag

love it, I have made 20 or more rag quilts for grandchildren ,baby gifts and nursing home patients. Love your hint about seams really relieves the bulk

10/28/2013 Flag

I'm new to quilting and not sure how to interpret this sentence in your instructions: "Turn the block edge on the bottom strip up and the top strip down" Wish there was a visual tutorial for this. Also, what do you use for the reverse side or are the squares 2 sided? I just took a bag of husbands old jeans to Goodwill and am kicking myself!

01/25/2014 Flag

When matching your seams turn one up and the other down to lessen the bulk. The blocks are two sided, keep all of your seams on one side of the quilt. Finished side will be smooth, one side fringed.

01/31/2014 Flag

I am sorry, but I cannot find the directions to this project. I am new to this site and can't seem to figure this out. I love the quilt, by the way!

02/08/2014 Flag

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