Fun Denim Quilt Blocks

This is a fun idea for repurposing your old blue jeans. This denim quilt block also uses quilting scraps specifically colorful strips or leftover ends of quilt binding strips.

Materials Needed – QAYG Scrappy Denim Quilt Blocks

– Denim Squares – Leftover folded binding strips or other long fabric strips – 12 wt thread – Batting squares cut the same size as your denim 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

Next, it’s time to pick your 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.

Quilting the Denim Blocks

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. 

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.

Repeat for as many blocks as you like for the quilt size you want to make and arrange so the strips form diamonds or make the layout totally random and crazy! 

Trim your Quilt Blocks

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