Improv Denim Quilt with Instructions

This quick denim quilt project is one I made to get myself out of a sewing ‘rut’. It uses old jeans and leftover fabric strips.

Materials Used:

– Denim jeans – Moda scrap bag jelly  – Batting – Quilt back

I started with a stack of 7″ denim squares from old jeans. I actually bought them pre-cut from someone else who was destashing on eBay.

Step 1:  Adding some color

Step 2: Layout

Once I’d added my strips to all my squares I tried various layouts on the floor.

Step 3: Sewing Rows & Filling Gaps

I sewed my rows together as per the layout I had decided on but stopped where I was missing a square of plain denim to fill up the gaps.

Step 4: Quilting

I used my walking foot and a denim needle and quilted straight horizontal lines across my quilt.

I used the offcuts of the backing from the top of the quilt and hand sewed it down to cover the exposed batting. This was done after the quilting and before the binding.

Step 5: Fix for a Short Quilt Back

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