How to Make a Quilt-As-You-Go Denim Quilt 

I love denim quilts. They are great when used as a picnic blanket or just as a nice heavy warm quilt on a winter’s day.

In this denim quilt tutorial, I am going to show you how I join and assemble a denim quilt using quilt-as-you-go.

I decided to try to (roughly) pair up the blocks with scrap strips closer to the corner of the blocks with each other and pair up the blocks with scraps further from the corner with each other.

Step 1: Making the ‘Diamond’ Blocks


Regardless you are not trying to match points here, these are meant to be ‘wonky’ diamond-ish shapes so don’t worry too much about that I just liked how those groupings worked.

Pressing your blocks at every stage of the process is super important for this quilt! Once you have your pairs of quarter blocks joined you need to press open the seam allowances.


As well as pressing as normal I also let that iron sit on the open seam for a few extra seconds while applying some pressure to really help flatten that seam.

To join my pairs of quarter blocks to make a full block, I start by putting the pairs I like the look of together right sides to right sides.

To Pin or not to Pin?

I take care to line up the two seam lines in the middle of the pairs. I then use one wonder clip to hold that center point in place as I start to sew.

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