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Blue Jeans Quilt

Updated on July 15, 2011
My first quilt ever!
My first quilt ever! | Source
It's pretty big!
It's pretty big! | Source
A Ralph Lauren sheet made for a beautiful back!
A Ralph Lauren sheet made for a beautiful back! | Source

This was the easiest thing in the world.

I'd been saving old jeans forever, but if you really want to make this and haven't saved them, try going to your thrift store on quarter day. Look for larger sizes.


Cut your old jean pieces into 6x6' squares.

Sew them, wrong sides together, into strips (I used 12 squares per strip).

Sew the strips together (I used 12 strips for a total of 144 squares).

Since this was heavy enough, and there are no seams inside, I didn't need to use batting on this quilt.

Put the backing on, leaving a 5/8' seam allowance. Roll that over and stitch the binding down. Tie it with coordinating embroidery floss (I used red, dark blue, and light blue). Wash it & trim down some of the denim raveling, and voila!

When you take pictures of yours, try not to get the Sunday paper in the pic ;)

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    • stclairjack profile image

      stclairjack 6 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

      made one out of bibbed overalls once with fully functioning pockets and snaps,... kids loved it but it weighed 40#!

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      cheapsk8chick 6 years ago

      That sounds completely awesome! That's truly a "heavy blanket!"

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      rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

      Love it! What a great way to use those old jeans.

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      imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      WOW...so I'm not the only person who saves jeans! I haven't tried a quilt yet, but I did make an awesome pillowcover for my sons body pillow. I am currently using old jeans to fashion pocketbooks. You have great ideas...I'm off...gotta read more of your hubs!

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      cheapsk8chick 6 years ago

      Those pocketbooks are so cute! I bet the pillowcover is, too! Maybe I should make some shams to go with the quilt!

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