I am passionate about recycling and can get quite obsessive about making sure anything than can be recycled goes in the correct bins. Before our local council recycled plastic, I used to save ours up and take it to the bins in another district. Only when I was passing, of course, so I didn’t use up more energy driving than was saved in recycling the plastic.
So I have been saving up old jeans to make a quilt. We go through a lot in our house. The kids keep growing – fancy that! And also the adult jeans get trashed crawling around on the floor with the kids. So I’d cut them all into rectangles to make a quilt. It took forever and frankly, I wouldn’t use the kids jeans again as there was little reward for all the effort. However, I have finally finished the quilt. It is made from different width strips and will make a decent single bed covering. I like the subtle nature of the colours from the worn denim. It reminds me of the sashiko exhibition I saw in York a number of years ago, which showed lots of different old Japanese work clothes being stitched together again and again.
I now have lots of little rectangles of denim left over. Any ideas what I could make from them apart from cushions?