Whew - the holidays threw my quilting plans for a loop! But here's my next project:
I've made jeans quilts in the past. (Type "jeans" in the search bar at the top of my blog to see them.) Most had a denim patchwork top, low loft batting and fleece backing - tied together with yarn. These have been very heavy, warm quilts.
This time I want to do a rag style quilt, but am stumped how to proceed. If I use flannel in place of batting, it'll reduce the bulk somewhat. Still, every seam will a have total of 6 layers of fabric. Yikes - I can't imagine how I'd join the rows and sew through all that bulk. Maybe I could use flannel batting and backing? I have a lot of recycled shirting that might work as backing squares. It would be three times as much cutting...but no quilting or tying. Will have to experiment. I know there are special scissors needed for fraying the edges. Anybody know what they're called?
If you've ever made a jeans quilt, please drop me a line. I'd love to hear about it!