How to Make an Easy Reversible Denim Using Old Jeans

Making a big quilt picnic blanket from all my old jeans has been on my upcycling bucket list for some time. I’ve finally done it!

Simply put, a quilt is made up of 3 layers. The quilt top, the batting, and the backing.

What is a Quilt?

The quilt top is the ‘pretty’ side that the quilter tends to spend the most time on.

Quilt Top

There are lots of different ways to make a quilt top, but the traditional and still the most common way is to sew small pieces of fabric into blocks.

There are many ways of making quilt blocks including foundation paper piecing, English paper piecing, hand sewing and improv sewing.

Quilt Blocks

Quilt Batting is sandwiched in between the quilt top and the backing which is why quilters often refer to a quilt sandwich when they are in the process of making their quilt.

Quilt Batting

Batting is traditionally 100% cotton but there are lots of others on the market these days including Polyester, Polyester Cotton Blends, Bamboo and Wool.

An ‘After Quilt’ is basically a quilt backing that is made by using leftover blocks or scraps from making the quilt top.

Quilt Back

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