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Blue Jean Bowtie Quilt

by Connie L Music
(Van Lear, Kentucky)

Bowtie Blue Jean Quilt

Bowtie Blue Jean Quilt


I love the Bowtie pattern because I remember my Grandmother making it a lot when I was just a kid. And I wanted to leave some for my kids and grandkids.

When looking around on the Internet I ran across this pattern of the Bowtie Quilt and fell in love with it.

This was also the first one I'd made different than the original pattern. I also try to use old clothes we no longer wear or that are worn out.

I had never used denim in a quilt before, but I had a whole bag of blue jeans my husband can't wear so I decided to cut them up and use them.

It takes more time to cut up old clothes to make a quilt from, but there is a whole lot more of love that comes out of it.


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Jun 24, 2021
Zero waste
by: Anonymous

Love the colours and congrats on reusing fabric, the roots of quilting were reusing fabric. I’m beginning to be conscious of the waste involved in quilting and planning to work toward zero waste in the future.

Jun 23, 2021
Love! Love! Love!
by: Julie

Hi Connie!

What a wonderful, thoughtful quilt from your efforts! You're so right, cutting up old clothing to repurpose is a job in and of itself.

For my readers, we have two different versions of a Bowtie quilt block pattern here on the website. They are:
  1. 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block using a formula to make any size finished block you wish

  2. Double Necktie Quilt Block, 3", 4½", 6", 9" and 12" finished sizes
Quick question for you, what kind of batting, if any, did you use with the denim. I'm sure our readers will be interested.

Thank you so much for sharing!


Julie Baird

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