16 pair of Jeans stared me down! Stacked high on a power trip they taunted me with their obvious usefulness yet they knew I was putting them off…so they used it against me! They tortured me as they cluttered a corner of my closet. I heard their laughter and snickers to each other as they made bets to see if I’d ever make time to tackle them. For months they got away with murder! Got off Scott free as I kept avoiding making eye contact with them. Then… One day in December I showed them who was boss!
Thanks to my collection of Jean Castaways and a Hubby’s nearing Birthday, I finally concured the mountain of Denim that set up shop in a corner of my home! I honestly had no desire to make a Denim quilt but when your husband puts up with all your creative CRAP and asks for only ONE thing in return, it’s pretty hard to say no!
Mid summer while shopping at our favorite Discount Store, DownEast Clearance Center, The hubs eyes lit up when he saw all the damaged Jeans! $1 a pair or fill a trash bag for $10! How could he resist! So there a dream was born of a quilt made of Blue! I resisted! I bargained! I rolled my eyes! Yet deep down I knew I had to do it!
So months later I finally sleighed the Dragon and busted out a quilt made with LOVE for the one I love!
Tricks, Tips and Short cuts when making
a Denim Quilt:
- Keep it simple! I cut Long strips down each leg. I used my straight edge acrylic cutting edge and just cut long 5″ wide strips.
- Lay them out and stagger the strips to create a Hardwood Floor like look! This saves you tons of time and keeps it looking pieced, more modern and fresh.
- When considering the backing CHEAT!!!! I bought a king size Fleece blanket from Walmart for $19. Fleece is expensive and the amount I needed was going to be way costly and require me to sew together two large panels in order to make it large enough. So to avoid the annoying seam and the cost just go buy a blanket large enough to use as baking! And because it was thick enough I didn’t need to buy any batting either! HUGE cost saver!
Yes!! I was “Wife of the year” when I surprised my man with his very own Denim Quilt! I think he had given up hopes of me ever making it! I kept telling him it was a “Fall Project!” Ok…so it was more of a “Winter Project!” But It’s done! And I never again have to look at that stack of Jeans again!
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