Published in Quiltmaker!

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If you picked up the latest issue of Quiltmaker (May/June 2016), then you’ve likely seen my recycled jeans project featured on page 28! Here it is! I am so excited and honored to be in Quiltmaker!! If you don’t have the magazine, you can visit their website and see all of…

Sewing with Denim- Checklist

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10 Tips for Sewing with Denim: A check list to trouble shoot and prepare for sewing with Denim! Download your copy Today!  10 Tips for Sewing with Denim

Fabric from Plastic Bottles

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I love fabric. Fabric is instrumental to sewing and I love sewing! But I also care about the environment and what we can do to make it better. I recently ran across a company doing something to improve our environment in a unique way and it directly involves FABRIC. If…

Oh, no I did-n’t! Making Pineapple blocks using DENIM!

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  Pineapple blocks are not new. They’ve been a part of the quilter’s repertoire for a long time.  Scrappy pineapple blocks are a favorite of mine and I decided a scrappy-DENIM pineapple block would be a lot of fun!! Often times pineapple blocks are paper pieced but I made mine…

Memory Quilts…so many options

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I’ve got Memory Quilts on the mind. You know, quilts made from the clothing of a special person who has passed away (see photo on left) or quilts made from clothing commemorating a special event or time in one’s life such as high school swim meets or a collection of…

Susan C. & Jeanne U.

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You know what’s awesome? Seeing the quilts you make from my patterns!! Send me your photos! I’d love to showcase them!! Susan C. made a Denim Circle Rag Quilt for her son. She wanted her blocks to be bigger than those in the pattern so she purchased new denim. Lucky…

How to cut up your old JEANS

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If you like to craft and sew with old jeans, here are some tips on how to cut them up in preparation for both storage and use! I like to keep 8 or 9 items from a pair of jeans: front button zipper zipper tab flat felled seams back pockets…

Sewing with the Right Needle for Denim!

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In this post, I discuss in detail WHY a denim (or jeans) needle is the best needle for sewing with denim. I also mention some alternatives (in case you don’t have one handy!). This information is intended for sewing machine needles, not hand sewing needles. Just a warning upfront, if…

Blue Jean Christmas Tree

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I’m happy to announce a new pattern. This is an easy and fun pattern made from strips of your old jeans and your favorite Christmas fabrics. It’s a “quickie” when you’re looking for some instant satisfaction and the creative bug has hit! All of the strips are raw edges and…

New Patterns!!

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I’m excited to announce the release of FOUR new PATTERNS today! Woo-Hoo!!!! Some of the patterns are made from recycled jeans, some from colored denim and some from both.  I’m sure you’d like to get started so without further ado let’s jump right in! Just an FYI, all patterns are…

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