Blue Jeans Rag Quilt

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Introduction: Blue Jeans Rag Quilt

About: I am an aspiring photographier and filmmaker

Do you have old Blue Jeans that don't fit anymore. Don't throw them away just follow these steps to make a Blue Jean Rag Quilt. Items Needed:

  • Collect old worn out blue jeans
  • some yarn
  • pk lg needles
  • Fabric paint
  • Sissors
  • Sewing machine
  • 2 square paper templets
  • 1 matching flat sheet for the backing (Full size)
  • No inside Batting needed.

Step 1: Wash

Wash all your Jeans lightly press if necessary

Step 2: Group/Arrange

Group the jeans according to color shades. Ex: Dark blues, faded, designs

Step 3: Templates

Using your longest template start cutting out your squares from the pants 2 legs. Smaller template for, strap pieces of the Jeans.

Step 4: Cut

Arrange the difference shades of blues into stacks next to your sewing machine. Ex: Stack alternative shades of 2 at a time to connect and sew.To make a full size you will need to put together in a row then start a new row.

Step 5: Rows

After you have used all the squares makeup rows, sew 2 rows together to increase in width untill all rows are completed.

Step 6: Shred

Clip/Shred the ends so that when you pre-wash the quilt top it will fray.Make sure you pre-wash Before you paint to allow shrinkage.

Step 7: Paint

Paint on images using fabric paints lay flat to Dry. You can also use glitter fabric paints to embellish your quilt.

Step 8: Backing

Attach the flat sheet backing. Flannel is warmer and softer. I used the yarn tie technique to attach my quit front then machine stiched around entire quilt to secure it (Use a lg eye needle)

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    I started one of these about 10 years ago, (before the kiddos grew up) using my kid's jeans that were too stained or too worn out to give away. Seeing how beautiful yours is, inspires me to get it out, finish it and make another one, so both my kids can have one.

    I have a denim quilt project that I have been working on for a long time. You have inspired me to get it out and work on it again. Thanks.

    Good idea. I have a lot of old worn out jeans that I could use for this. I might have to try it.