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
- 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)