Recycled jeans make cozy blankets with the ‘smell of home’ for US soldiers

They’re kept for a year or so and then they go out of style. They are outgrown. They get stained. Some people throw them away while others collect them in ever-bigger piles in the back corners of their closets.
They’re blue jeans, and Terri Daniels of Prescott, Ariz., has a unique use for them. She cuts them up and sews them together with king-sized bed blankets, recycling them into reminders of home for deployed American soldiers.