Jeans Project

For the longest time I've been saving my old jeans... for what I didn't know until I had the idea that a picnic blanket would be the perfect project. Since it was such a fun project I thought I would post it on here for others to see and enjoy.

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Jean-quilt-picnic-blanket-Naomi-VanDoren 2

The original project I found here at AllPeopleQuilt.com, though I did make some modifications of my own such as adding an extra row and column to the quilt making it a square wider and longer. Since my husband is so tall I didn't want his feet hanging off in the grass! Also instead of batting I used a thicker fabric (corduroy) for the backing and left out the batting all together. The finished quilt is already thick enough without some extra batting. And basting I just tied the two layers together at the intersections of the squares.

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Jean-quilt-picnic-blanket-Naomi-VanDoren 3
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With the leftover material I made a bag to carry it in as well! And there are still jeans left!

One comment on cutting your jeans: I included lots of seams and pockets since I didn't want to waste any extra material and yet it is still so comfy to sit on! The pockets and designs will be fun for little kids to explore as well!

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Jean-quilt-picnic-blanket-Naomi-VanDoren 5
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