Friday, January 10, 2014

Patching Jeans

 If you're a mother of boys, you know how fast they blow their knees out.  I like to patch my boys' holes up to give them a little extra life out of their jeans.

First you'll want to remove the extra piece from your sewing machine if possible.  The smaller the jeans, the harder it is to get in the leg and move and turn as you need to.
 Next, you'll want to cut all the strings that are hanging in or around the hole.
Now, measure the size of the hole, so you'll know how big of a patch to cut.  I like to allow myself about 1/2" on each side of the hole.
So for this hole, I would cut a 4" X 2" patch.
Cut out your patch.  Turn the jeans inside out, and pin the patch over the hole.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rainbow Baby Chevron

 Ah, Christmas break is over!  We can now exhale and get back to a certain level of normalcy.  At our house, of course, normal is just a guideline!

My husbands best friend and his wife are having a baby!  So that means we get to make a quilt!  I originally planned to have the chevron with four colors, but had to add the red when I realized the finished size needs to be a little bigger.

The finished size of this quilt is 31" x 39".

This quilt is along the same guidelines as my Half Square Tutorial, but in a different size.

The squares on this quilt will start at 6.5".
Start by cutting out 20 squares in your solid color (mine is white).
Also, cut four of each of your five colors. Remember my picture is missing the red.
There should be 40 squares total.


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