By Patricia Belyea
WAUCONDA WA Most Stitch & Flip quilts are made with jeans—blue jeans.
The construction is easy and fun. Cut up the jeans to make strips of fabric. Sew the strips one by one to a background fabric. Flip each sewn strip. Sew another strip to the edge of the previous strip, making a wider and wider quilt.
What happens if the jeans are wild and wonderful denim colors? And what happens if you make words with the fabric strips?
Take a peek over my shoulder as I make a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt out of eight colorful pairs of Goodwill jeans.
I’m crazy about this quilt. It’s just the right size for napping and weighs almost five pounds—so the quilt feels like a security blanket.
This technique can be taught as a 2-day online guild workshop—on one Saturday and then another Saturday, 3 weeks apart. To learn more, contact patricia by email.
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