New Pattern- Dizzy Denim

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It’s always exciting when a new pattern comes out. This particular one is a take on the three dimensional pinwheel. I used a plethora of different colored jeans so I could get a variety of blues for the background and then bought a set of fat quarters to coordinate. Bingo! I love the look!!…

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…

Has this happened to you? (Melting my tools…)

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I was working on one of my new patterns tonight and the oddest thing happened. I was pressing and looked down and noticed a bright purple blob of goo on the fabric. I had actually just pressed this sticky substance into the fabric with my iron! Ahhh!!! Upon closer examination…

What do you think about using special rulers or templates?

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Will you buy a pattern if it requires a plastic template or ruler in order to make it? I realize that some templates or specialty rulers are fairly ubiquitous. i.e. a 60 degree triangle. You probably don’t have to have one made by the same company the pattern designer used….

Dimensional Denim Blog Tour!

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Welcome to Day 8 of the Dimensional Denim Blog Tour! I was excited to join the Dimensional Denim Blog Tour since as many of you know (and could probably guess by the title of this blog!), I am a HUGE fan of quilting and sewing with denim. It’s my life!…

Denim Inspiration & Quick Projects!

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We’ve got them in closets, bins and cardboard boxes. Our old jeans are everywhere and we need ideas (or maybe we just need more time to work on our ideas??). Well, either way, here are a few small ideas for quick projects using your old jeans. Sign me up ‘cuz…

Turning Twenty WINNERS

  Thank you all SO much for commenting on my blog. I was truly blown away by all of the things you do with your old jeans! The talent here is just amazing. From pot holders to play mats to grocery bags to memory quilts… I’m not kidding when I…

FREE Denim Table Runner Tutorial!

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Who doesn’t like FREE patterns? I’ve created a FREE table runner pattern made from 2 1/2″ strips of denim and your favorite coordinating fabric!  It’s easy-peasy, fast and quilt-as-you-go! Perfect for leftover jelly roll strips. Sounds like fun-right? I’ve put it into an easy to download PDF file. You can…

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