This is an interesting way to use up old denim clothing and fabric scraps...or bought denim fabric(if you're wanting a nice gift for someone). The denim needs to be at least 4" wide. You don't have to use the pockets, belt loops, etc to tack the quilt down but I think it gives it a one of a kind look. I will warn you now, in the process of making this quilt, you will get lots of denim threads everywhere. Also, after you're finished with this project, please clean your machine as it will create a lot of lint and threads from the fabric. Let's get started.
Step 1: Supplies:
Denim scraps and fabric at least 4" wide. From cut up jeans and/or clothing: pockets, tags, belt loops or any interesting things on the items. Ruler. Marking Pen. Scissors. Straight Pins. Sewing machine or Serger. You will need a size 16 or denim needle for this project for your sewing machine.
Lining for backside of quilt: A word about this...You can use an old sheet. I have done that here for contrast. It needs to be a lightweight fabric, as this quilt will get heavier the larger you make it. Also remember, someone will probably wash this quilt at some time. The denim strips will probably bleed/run into the backside. Keep this in mind when you decide what to use. A dark blue lightweight fabric would be perfect. Or, do a quick tie-dye to an old white or blue sheet.
Iron. I can't stress enough how important pressing your sewn pieces are to the finished item look, no matter what you're making. The difference in appearance is a professional look as opposed to an amateurish made quilt. I like to press all pieces in one direction when I can.