We all have them, that pair of jeans that fit us a decade ago but not anymore! Today we are sharing how you can put them to good use.
When it comes to making your own version at home, it requires a few items and a bit of time. Here’s what you will need.
Denim Rag Quilt Materials
- Lots of denim
- Sewing Machine
- Sharp fabric scissors
- 6” acrylic quilting template
- Straight edge
- Chalk or washable pen or pencil
- Straight pins
- Quilting / Basting pins
- Color coordinated sheet (preferably a minimum of 3-5 inches wider and longer than your quilt)
- Neutral colored thread
- Contrasting color yarn
- Yarn or tapestry sewing needles
Denim Rag Jeans Quilt Special Notes
Before you jump in to this project, there are a few things you should know. First off, work out the size Quilt you would like to make. You can use an existing rug that you have as a size template.
The type of denim you’re using whilst not important, you can even use a combination of different types and colors, needs special attention if stretch denim.
The Creator of this Tutorial, Instructables user sjolly2, says that if you’re planning to use stretch denim, be sure that you don’t pull it too tight as it will fray.
Denim Jeans Rag Quilt Video
We have included an easy to follow Denim Jeans Rag Quilt Video Tutorial. It has some good tips and tricks so be sure to click Play above to view ^
Here’s a gorgeous Denim Jeans Rug Quilt made by Barb Seuss. She generously created this as a ‘Love Gift’ to the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. It is truly beautiful.
Another great idea is this beautiful version that includes flannelette and fabric. The Creator refers to it as a washed up cowboy style. We absolutely love it. The ruffle detail is stunning.
We can see this laying across the end of a bed or the back of the lounge. The great news is that this one is available for sale on Etsy. You can check out the whole collection here
You can even turn yours into a Denim Jeans Picnic Rug like the version above from Spoonful of Sugar Designs. We love it!
We found the photo above on Pinterest but it appears that the blog has since been removed.
This version from Crafty Camper Girl has material backing. You can use a pattern, fleece, mink or flannel. There are so many options and you can get as creative as you like.
The full tutorial on how to make your own gorgeous Denim Jeans Rag Quilt can be found on the Instructables Site and it is very detailed. You can get the details here
Denim Rag Quilt via Craftsy