Blue Jean Quilt

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by WyandotteTX, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    I have noticed there are alot of quilters on here and I am asuming alot of experience in that field.
    My question here is, has anyone made a blue jean quilt? If so, how do you go about sewing all of the heavy jean pieces together.
    My background with quilting? NONE [​IMG]
    So just kind of throwing this question out to see if anyone can help me with my grand idea. My ex had a blue jean quilt and it was absolutely awesome, so I would like another one.
  2. goldenluver

    goldenluver Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon
  3. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Or goggle blue jean rag quilts. That is how I make mine. Have 5 to make for Christmas gifts. They are easy to make this way. A little more forgiving than a regular pieced quilt. Have fun making your quilt
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
  5. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
    My biggest question is can I use just a regular sewing maching to stitch this together or do I need something more heavy duty to handle the heavy material of the blue jeans?
    I am not looking for any kind of fancy pattern at all, just want to stitch the blue jeans together on one side, have batting for insulation and then a lighter material on the other side. Does that make any sense at all? I am a complete novice so I really have no idea other than what is in my head haha.
  6. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I use my regular machine. But I do.I use a needle for jeans. It is a thicker needle. Just take your time and don't rush the machine. The rag quilt is a really good one to start with.
    Have fun
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Yup you can use a regular machine. I did the first one I made by hand. Had a bunch of huge callous's by the time I was done.

    You don't really need any batting for denim quilts. They are rather heavy to start with. First one I made was just 61/2 inch squares of denim and other fabrics (great way to use up your scraps!) You put the wrong side of Denim and fabric together so that the good sides are facing out. Do that with another set. Hold all 4 pieces of fabric together and sew along one side with a half inch seam. Keep adding until you have it as wide as you want. Make more strips. You will then sew the rows together. You are going to have ragged edges. Once you have them all sewn together, go around and make little snips where the ragged edges are. This will help the ragged edge fuzz out better.

    One IMPORTANT Thing.

    DO NOT




    Wash a denim quilt in your home washer!!! It will kill it!!

    Trust me I know from experence!!

    I'm working on one of that patterns that Golden shared with you for my sister for Christmas
  8. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    How does it kill them? And how do you wash it in that case? I was thinking of making one as a sofa throw, but I have a bunch of cats and it will need washing regularly.
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:All the little treads for the "ragging" gets into your washer. I had so many from the one that I did, looked like a pair of jeans were stuck between inner and outer drums in the washer. choked it up and burn out the motor on a 2 week old washer.

    Take it to the laundermat to do it, don't risk your machine.

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