Denim Quilting On The Cheap

In a recent post I talked about the many projects I’m working on and I talked a little about a Denim Rag Quilting project I’ve started. Since I’m doing this on my free time I have almost finished cutting out the squares/blocks. You don’t need a fancy template (Square Ruler) for measuring your squares when making a Denim Rag Quilt. I used an old cardboard box lid I cut 8×8 (shown in the picture). I did not use a fabric pen but a regular pin I had on my desk. I turned the jeans inside out to trace my squares. If you don’t have a Quilting Rotary Cutter, that’s okay. You don’t need it for this project unless you want the process to be quicker. Though it didn’t take much time to cut out the squares and I’m a bit crafty so I enjoyed using the scissors. Also, I did not use a Self Healing Cutting mat for cutting. I measured and cut out all the squares on my bed while watching TV. The size of the Quilt will be 49W/60L and that equals to 6 squares per row, 7 rows which comes to 42 Squares in total. Depending on the size of the jeans you can get about 6 squares per leg from a pair of jeans. This Quilt is basically going to be the size of a Throw Blanket. Be sure to save your denim scraps for other projects!

I was thinking about using some of my vintage fabric style scraps I use for mix media projects but I decided to do some patch squares on some of the denim blocks using my Grandmother’s scraps. I inherited a lot of her quilting supply and her sewing machine when she went to be with the Lord a few years ago. So this quilt with be dear to my heart and this is my way of honoring her love of quilting.

You really can make denim rag quilts on a budget and with what you have on hand without spending a lot of money. So go grab a few pairs of old jeans and get started! I’ll continue to share my process with you all! These quilts are a lot of fun to make.

Blessings

Q&A With Posher Kimberle

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Kimberle at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable price. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

What is your Posh Closet name?

blackturtle7

How did you discover Poshmark?

My friend Jenny.

How long have you been on the App?

Since 1/18

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

Anything unique

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

Learn as much as you can through local Posh n Sips, join fb group, follow some Poshers in Instagram. Take everything you learn and apply what works for you. Trial & error. Try not to compare your closet to anyone else! Everyone is at a different pace & has a different style.

Please be sure to check out Kimberle closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

 

New Listings On Poshmark

Last night I was able to list a few new items to my Poshmark Closet. If you see something you like, please head on over to my closet and make an offer.

Follow my closet @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $10 credit when signing up for Poshmark! www.poshmark.com

I do have a couple of new posts ideas I am putting together that I will be sharing soon. Most likely after the Thanksgiving Holiday. I was going to post one of them yesterday but there are a few changes I want to make on it.

Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Projects Galore

Before I went to bed I started cutting my first pair of old jeans for several projects. I will be making patches with the legs for a denim rag quilt. Since the pockets have buckles on this pair, I’ll use them for another project. The scraps of hem and waist from the jeans will be used to make place mats and throw rugs. The remaining scraps I’ll use for my mix media art projects. Many and I mean many more jeans to prep for these projects. This will take time as I’m doing this on my free time from work, family life, visiting friends, reading, writing, visible mending project, blogging and Poshing on Poshmark so I’ll post updates on here once in awhile. Okay, I’ll just fess up right now. As you can see I have A LOT going on and adding more projects to the mix is a bit nuts. Oh, did I mention I’m also working on Acrylic Painting for wall hangings as well? Yikes. I need to prioritize or put something on the back burner. Yeah…y’all think? But hey, I love it all and I don’t think my brain knows how to shut down. Anyhow, it will all work out. Somehow. *laughing*

 

Q&A with Posher Angela

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Angela at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable prices. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

Please be sure to check out Angela’s closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

What is your Posh Closet name?

Posh Closet is Bloomingbrands

How did you discover Poshmark?

My sister introduced me to Poshmark back in 2015 as I was giving my clothing away to Goodwill and she suggested I download the site and check it out.

How long have you been on the App?

I joined Poshmark in May 2015. I started reselling from my own closet in January 2016 and decided to start reselling full time on Poshmark in June 2017.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

My favorite brand to sell is ANY brand – thus bloomingbrands. The more colorful and the more character the better. If I had to pick one, I suppose I would pick LuLulemon as the resell value is so high.

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

The advice I would give to new Poshers is just start. It does not have to be perfect. Just one step at a time. Do not compare yourself with others as you are not on the same path as they are. Follow your gut and do you.

Q&A with Posher Tara

I am thrilled to be featuring Posher Tara at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. Please be sure to check out Tara’s closet and if you see something you like, make an offer!

What is your Posh Closet name?

shopwithtara

How did you discover Poshmark?

I was shopping for an event!

How long have you been on the App?

Actively for 3 years.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

J Crew

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

Stick with it. Good businesses require hard work.

Book Wish Granted

Oh my goodness! I haven’t been on NetGalley for a while and I got on there Wednesday to see which book I need to review next and I saw I had this book wanting for me to download! I had wished for it but didn’t think I’d get it. Hooray! Can’t wait to start reading it. Nancy Bilyeau is among my favorite authors!

DreamlandPaperback
Expected publication: January 16th 2020 by Endeavour Quill

The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in America’s Playground.

The invitation to the luxurious Oriental Hotel a mile from Coney Island is unwelcome. Despite hailing from one of America’s richest families, Peggy would much rather spend the summer working at the Moonrise Bookstore than keeping up appearances with New York City socialites and her snobbish, controlling family.

But soon it transpires that the hedonism of nearby Coney Island affords Peggy the freedom she has been yearning for, and it’s not long before she finds herself in love with a troubled pier-side artist of humble means, whom the Batternberg patriarchs would surely disapprove of.

Disapprove they may, but hidden behind their pomposity lurks a web of deceit, betrayal and deadly secrets. And as bodies begin to mount up amidst the sweltering clamour of Coney Island, it seems the powerful Batternbergs can get away with anything…even murder.

Extravagant, intoxicating and thumping with suspense, bestselling Nancy Bilyeau’s magnificent Dreamland is a story of corruption, class and dangerous obsession.