Upcycled Jeans into Jeans!

Hi my merry quilter friends, I apologise its been a very busy fall and now into December, its even busier than Santa's workshop over here.

My husband is all about the fit and this croch is too low for my man! He likes that they are upcycled jeans, but he's got a paticular fit in mind.

I cut most of the seams out of the jeans first, then began laying my pattern piece overtop of pieced jean material to find just the right amount, drape is important, don't cross your grain with upcycled jeans and expect that they are going to work, NOT!

 My new Christmas Crazy Quilt is about done, hand quilting around the border and tacking inside the embroidered part of this quilt and hanging sleeve and binding and label to do.

I have been working on building crumb blocks and I eventually have enough to make a quilt, this one sewed up in a matter of days, a lovely border is going on to this Dog Bone quilt which is intended for a gift.

And of course, I had to take several days and dung out my sewing womb, finding all sorts of fun projects that need to be finished and Christmas is a great time for me to do this. Its inspiring to see all the makes on Instagram and so sorry that many of you, my lovely readers aren't seeing what I'm posting @carlithequilter

Quilting is such a great hobby, I love being able to gift handmade items every year. I'm glad that so many of my family and friends appreciate quilted items for their home.

Keep on quilting and good luck with your own finishes.




  1. 'Dunging out your sewing womb' - I love that! I generally reference taking a backhoe to mine. I would never attempt to renovate a pair of jeans into something that would still be wearable - sewing clothing isn't my forte. I used to cut them up and make crazy-quilt-ish jackets but that's about as far as my level of expertise would extend.


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