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Cathedral jeans

Every household produces jeans to be up-cycled.  An excellent way to do this, is by having one of these in progress.

You’ll need:

  • Denim Jeans
  • Old shirts or other fabric.
  • An old saucer – to use as template
  • Old t-shirts or pieces of batting/wadding
  • Heavy Duty scissors
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Sewing machine with thread in a neutral colour.
  1. Mark and cut the circles from the denim. This works wonderful in front of the telly watching sports with hubby. Use a pair of heavy duty scissors.
  2. Don’t worry if you include pockets or seams. This adds character to the quilt.
  3. Measure the diameter of the cut circles.  Draw a square using the diameter to measure from corner to corner.
  4. Mark your circles with this square.  The marked line will be the stitching line.
  5. Sew the circles together in a line and then lines together, the size of your quilt.
  6. Fill the squares with plaid shirt squares and fold the denim back to form the finished square.  You can, include a piece of batting/wadding or a piece of old t-shirt under the plaid to give it a little loft.
  7.  Stitch the curves in place.
  8. You may want to clip the curves to the stitching lines and brush it to give a fluffy look.