Blue Jeans and Flannel Shirts

Because we have 5 kids we have lots of outgrown jeans.  A long time ago I found a pattern online on a blog called “Blue Jeans and Flannel Shirts” (it has since disappeared).  I started a quilt with the jeans and instead of flannel, I started using fabric with dog themes on them.

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Jeans quilt.

This is what it looks like right now.  I just have a small piece done.

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Dog print centers.

I decided that I wanted this quilt to have only dog fabric as the centers.IMG_1143

I have been collecting fat quarters and little bits of dog motif fabric for quite awhile now.IMG_1145

The top green one is my favorite right now.  Today I worked on prepping old jeans so that I can cut out the circles.

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15 pairs of old jeans with the tops cut off.

The first step is to cut off the legs.  These are all of the legs.

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Tops

These are the tops of the jeans.  I really like this one that is on the top of the pile.  I am thinking I might turn it into a little purse.

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Getting rid of the seams.

After the legs are cut off, all the seams and hems need to be cut away.

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11 pairs of pants ready to be cut.

I worked for about an hour and a half and finished cutting off the hems and seams of 11 pairs of jeans.  These are ready for the circle to be cut.  I am slowly cleaning out my cabinets and rediscovering half-finished projects – I am planning to slowly work my way through each of them.

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