Blocks for a Fun Denim Quilt

This is a fun idea for repurposing your old blue jeans. This denim quilt block also uses quilting scraps, left over the ends of quilt binding strips.

Materials Needed – QAYG Scrappy Denim Quilt Blocks

– Denim Squares – Long fabric strips – Thread – Batting squares

Prepare your Denim & Batting Squares

Cut your batting and denim squares to the same size. You don’t need backing fabric yet as this block is designed for the false backing quilt-as-you-go method.  

Pick your Quilting Scraps

You need one strip per block. I love mixing quilting cotton with denim, it gives a great pop of color and a different texture.

Quilt 3-4 evenly spaced lines through both the denim and batting.  We add the scraps later! I used a 12wt variegated thread and a 4.0 stitch length.

Quilting the Denim Blocks

Adding the Scraps and more Quilting!

To add the scrap fabric strips or leftover binding strips you can try one of two methods. I used a combination of both methods for my blocks.

Place or pin your fabric right side down at an angle on your denim square. Stitch at 1/4” to secure the fabric to the quilt block.

Method 1 – Stitch and Flip

Method 2 – Fold Under and Top Stitch

you fold under the raw edge on one side of your scrap, then pin or hold in place to topstitch down close to the fold line.

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