Make an Easy Quilt with Denim Scraps

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A Great Use for Old Jeans!

Denim scraps and a variety of colorful prints come together in a fun and practical quilt. This is a great quilt to take on picnics and to keep in the car for road trips. Or, use it in the family room for a cozy throw quilt.

Select well-worn denim scraps to give the quilt softness. This is a great use for those old jeans that don’t fit anymore. You’ll find good candidates at the thrift store, too.

Picnic Quilt Pattern

Cut around the jean seams, rather than spend the time to undo them. Remove any patches that are (nearly) worn through, selecting areas of denim that are solid and have a lot of wear left. It won’t take long to produce enough usable patches of denim to work with.

Combine your denim patches with an array of fabrics from your stash to add color and interest to the quilt. One simple block makes this easy to stitch together. Finish the quilt off with a colorful backing and simple straight line or in-the-ditch quilting.

The finished quilt, from designer Marie Umhey, is 60″ x 72″.

Click here to purchase the “Picnic” quilt pattern.





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