Deploy That Fabric

About the Author

Designer Jen Eskridge has been quilting for fifteen years and sewing for a bit longer. She is a military spouse to a fabulous guy currently active duty in the Kansas Air National Guard. While he was active with the U.S. Air Force, Jen had the opportunity to live in five different cities in ten years, including living on an army base in Daegu, South Korea.

Jen graduated from Louisiana State University in 1998 with an apparel design degree, which she uses daily while working on quilting and sewing patterns for her company, ReannaLily Designs. The company launched the Seamingly Accurate® Seam Guide in October 2008. Since then, ReannaLily Designs has published many patterns, including the release of the first Recycled Uniform Pattern – The Cube Purse – in October 2009.

Deploy That Fabric

Deploy That Fabric

Keep them close to your heart

  • Upcycle those extra military uniforms to celebrate your service members
  • 23 projects are packed with variety from totes to quilts, plus Christmas decor, baby items, and fashion-forward accessories
  • Something for all skill levels-includes quilting and sewing basics

Show your pride in our troops every day! All members of the Armed Forces have to buy multiple uniforms, some of which become decommissioned. Learn how to recycle these uniforms and blend in some cheerful, contemporary fabrics to create useful family treasures with one-of-a-kind style. Even if you don’t have a service member in your life, you can make these cool projects using camouflage fabrics or uniforms purchased from surplus stores.