Are there piles of old unused jeans lying at a corner of your wardrobe never to be worn again? Perhaps they don’t fit you, or are out of fashion now. You can put them to good use by crafting lovely denim quilts out of them. How? Just follow our list of tutorials.
Flaunt a chic 70’s style by recycling an old denim shirt with patchwork and fringe detailing. No specific measurement has been given for this quilt and you can make it any size you want.
A circle cutter comes in handy as you engage yourself in making this diamond rag quilt consisting of jean circles. Details of the method have been depicted clearly with the help of video tutorials. Note the beautiful star pattern effect rendered by the circles.
For this project, first, decide on the size of your quilt and then gather old jeans to fit the dimensions.
Hand stitching gives this jean quilt a unique handmade look. The fleece backing contributes to the coziness. You may add some lace detailing for a classy look.
The author of the article linked above happened to luckily stumble on a couch cover set made of denim at a thrift store and didn’t take long to rip off the seams and zippers to be left with large blocks of denim that went into the creation of this stunning rag quilt.
For this one, cut squares out of different colors of denim, all of the same size. Lay them out on the floor in a grid and stitch them all up to complete this gorgeous quilt. Follow the instructions for the central embellishments.
This quirky quilt applies the quilt as you go technique. Hence, you are spared of any quilting at the end and binding efforts too.
The directions for making this heavy picnic quilt include cutting a pile of trashed jeans into squares as is the usual procedure. However, you will need 3 sets of squares for each quilt block. Jean squares compose the underside, batting squares the middle part and cotton fabric squares form the top layer.
Though this graduation jean quilt needs a bit of experience in sewing, it is just the beginner’s level and you can as well do without it as it employs straight seams.
Guess what was used in making this large designer quilt? Patchwork denim shorts! Isn’t it lovely? You can use patchwork t-shirts, dresses, etc. for doing this. It owes its looks to cutting the plaid at an angle rather than cutting it straight.
This lightweight denim circle quilt utilizes the quilt as you go method. That is, once the circles are cut and sewn together you are ready to snuggle in. Hence you can finish the hand quilting quickly.
This step by step explains how you prepare denim pants before starting on the quilting process. Then, just decide on a pattern and follow the instructions to create the checkered quilt.
Rotary cutters and scissors are indispensable for this one, but you have to be careful with them. The step by step gives a detailed measurement chart of your quilt that suits the common sizes of beds like twin, king, queen, etc.
Though the associated article provides you with directions for a flannel rag quilt, you can easily do the same with denim. Winters will be fun under this cozy layer of jean fabric with frayed edges.
Here a sewing machine was employed to stitch the diagonal lines that run across the body of the denim and flannel modern quilt. Note the use of a string taped to the floor to make the quilt even.
This mini quilt is perfect as a baby shower gift, what say? Colorful flannel and denim cut into squares and carefully stitched together with a sewing machine are the highlights of the activity. Check out how the seams are clipped together and cut to create the borders of the squares.
Temari is a surprise addition to this otherwise humble looking jeans quilt. The underside is bright with bright orange and yellow flannel fabric.
You can make the squares of this distressed rag rug with different shades of blue denim or mix and match different colors of jeans.
Oak tag paper templates were used to trace squares of the desired size on denim pants. This contributes to the perfection of the homemade quilt.
10” squares are the main ingredients of this fascinating denim quilt. About half an inch was left for the seam allowance as jeans fray easily.
Chalk squares were first marked in the denim and fleece circles, along which they were later sewn together for a circular quilt.
This frayed quilt involves removing all zips and waistbands from your denim as the first step. However, you may keep or get rid of the pockets as per your design choice.
Individual circle sandwiches come together to give shape to this awesome cathedral window quilt. Click on the above link to know the ingredients of each sandwich.
You may want to add a monogram to your handmade quilt for personalization. Details of the recipe can be gathered by clicking the link above.
A curly waves pattern neatly done by a machine adds to the looks of this denim quilt that includes the pockets of the jeans pants.
Here square pieces are first cut that act as templates for the denim squares. Pin them to a flannel sheet and then cut the latter.
If you have jeans of different colors, this could be your best bet. Lay all the squares on the floor and mix and match the colors to get the desired pattern.
Fabric and denim squares intermingle with each other to create this baby boy’s quilt that you can gift on the occasion of a baby shower. The fringes give it an enviable finish.
Check out the instructions for making a quilt by recycling a pair of old jeans. The pockets break the monotony of the blue pieces.
Hand sewing crosses on the denim blocks lend an unconventional look to this recycled denim quilt.
This picnic quilt uses a combination of blue jeans, red and white fabric for a bright sunny look. The lofty batting adds to the comfort and a jeans strap allows you to carry the quilt conveniently.
Find the instructions for making a cute raggedy quilt in a small size by clicking on the link above. You may customize it to a bigger size by increasing the number of denim squares. You can use vintage, calico, cotton, homespun and chenille fabric along with denim.
If you are bored of the square patterns, you may cut hexagons and stitch a floral design on top. Given below is a sampler. You may also try out hearts and stars for a change.
The tutorial teaches you how to tie a denim quilt with decorative or plain cotton yarn along with the other instructions.
Give an artistic edge to your bedding by using denim dan quilt patterns. You can also include a fabric American flag among the denim blocks, scraps and strips. A full-size denim memory quilt made with circles can be a proud possession of the family. Study the charming ideas carefully to zero in on a design that best suits your purpose and aesthetics.
Published on October 19th 2016 by Peyton Derrida