Monday, November 23, 2009

Clipping the seam lines....or, where is that kid?

The spousal unit reappeared, fed him and now for the pics! You will want to do this when you lots of time and your kid (s) is around. Using the fun little clippers, clip up to the seam line, NOT THROUGH IT. I have seen lots of patterns where you clip every 1/4-1/2". Uhhh, nope, nada, uh-huh. I like to do the clipping every 1/8", every seam and the outer seam line.

You might want to zoom in on the pic to see where the clipping is. Remember to do those "horrible" little corners where the blocks meet.
I like to move the clippers in and clip one or two layers at a time...saves on the fingers!

I also wanted to point out...if you zoom in on the unclipped section, you will see some pretty awful sewing! This is a fun project, try to relax and enjoy it.

After clipping the seams you may want to take it to the laundry mat to wash/dry. It creates a lot of fuzz, and you would have to clean the lint trap every 10 minutes for the first hour it dries.

The first one I made, it went to the laundry mat. I also took my clippers with me...good choice! When it came out of the washer, I found the spots I didn't clip, go figure!

You can also use school colors for the backing. They make great football blankies for the bleachers in colder climates. If you make them 12 blocks by 20+ blocks, it will "fit" a few spectators. My hateful SIN, who hates everything, loves his couch cuddler. Who knew?

I want to get on with my other Christmas projects. I will post a pic of this finished jean quilt next week, before I go to visit my new granddaughter. But...if anyone has any questions or comments about this quilt-a-long, let 'er rip!

Thanks for joining me, hope everyone had fun, Elaine


  1. Really cute quilt. Have you tried the AccuQuilt for ragging? Really saves a lot of time and easy on the hands. But I do love your jeans quilt very much!


  2. Lots of clipping now. Those spring loaded scissors are the best for doing that kind of quilt.

  3. Good job! I hate the clipping though, lol.

  4. Elaine this is a great quilt. It;s now on my "to-do" list. I made a quilt for DH first off when I started quilting. Seemed the best way to go... now no worries about fabric buying..[remember your lovely quilt, I say]. But I used flannel front and back with the stuffing, being knit material from clothes the girls no longer wore. I remember the clipping though..ugh! Rainbow smiles.. Gloria

  5. Hi Gloria, I tried to send you a message but gmail sent it back! I wanted to thank you for dropping by and sending a message to me. Have a great one, Elaine

  6. Elaine...have you lost your mind making a jean rag quilt!! LOL
    I made one once and swore I would never make another hands were killing me from all that clipping!!! (I even bought the Friskar snips...they made it easier but not enough for me to go through that torture again!!!)
    God bless you for going through that torture! I wouldn't do it ! Not even for a Butterball! LOL