Quick to Make Improv Denim Quilt

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:

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

I started with a stack of 7″ denim squares from old jeans. Then I went for bright aquas and reds with some coordinating lighter strips thrown in too.

Step 1: 

Adding some color.

Step 2:

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


Step 3:

I laid out all my rows and part rows and then measured the gaps. I added a 1/4 seam all around and cut out the pieces of denim I needed to fill it in.

Sewing Rows & Filling Gaps

Step 4:

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.

Step 5: Fix for a Short Quilt Back

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