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Blue Jeans Quilt Ideas

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Recycling blue jeans into craft projects is a great way to reuse this sturdy fabric. This is a guide about blue jeans quilt ideas.


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January 12, 2011

Old jeans recycled to make a quilt with a flannel backing.

Approximate Time: 12 hours



The jeans and flannel are pre-washed, before cutting. After the desired shape of the quilt block is determined, cut your cardboard to the shape. I usually do a simple shape and start cutting the jean pieces.

After the jean pieces are all cut I find it easier to pin each on the flannel sheet and cut. I then sew a basting stitch around the 2 pieces and start making my stacks. I like my quilts BIG, so I usually try to use the biggest flannel sheet I can find. You don't usually have much waste of the sheet.


When I start piecing them together, I put a whole row together and lay it across a bed to get a idea of how many rows I will need, then I snip all the edges and continue to sew the rows together.

After I have all the rows sewn together I wash the quilt. It will be frayed on every edge, but because the edges are all snipped it makes it easier to pull all the threads. I put it in the dryer and dry it only about 90% dry. Jean material is very giving and can be pulled to shape. I then lay it on a clothes line in the basement and start pulling threads, this takes awhile, but it sure turns out nice.

By Sue from Whitinsville, MA

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August 11, 20051 found this helpful

I had 5 pairs of my children's old jeans and were beyond repair. So I cut them into 8 x 8 squares and some were 8 x 4 rectangles. I arranged them as I desired. Using 1/2-inch seam allowance and with right sides together.


Sew the squares to each other forming one row. Then sew rows to each other.

With right sides together, I used an dark blue flat sheet as the back of the quilt.

Sew the front to the back (like a pillow case). Leave an opening for turning the right way. Then I sewed the last edge together.

And I have a quilt that will last a life time to pass on to my children's children. From jeans that my kids once wore.

By Tracey

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March 21, 20051 found this helpful

Blue Jeans Quilts don't have to look like they are made from old blue jeans. I made this one using a purchased panel from Walmart and different colored old jeans plus some beads and a fleece backing to make this Indian style quilt for my sister. The blocks are laid out to represent the 4 directions and the beads (hard to see in the photo) also represent the 4 directions.


By Pat J

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July 14, 20050 found this helpful

This is the first quilt that we made with our old jeans. It came out sew sew. Notice the pockets on the bottom. What a great place to put our clickers in.

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