Jeans Quilt–Part 1

For a few years now, I have planned to make jeans quilts for my parent’s grandchildren.  For many years my mother saved my father’s old work jeans and has passed them down to me.

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This is finally the year!  Here is the first top (of at least six planned).

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The pattern is in the book “All About Strips” by Susan Guzman.  There are a few patterns in the book particularly suited to jeans quilts, as the sashing avoids the bulky, heavy seams that result when multiple pieces of denim meet.

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I plan to make at least four of the quilts using this pattern (for my brother’s children).  It will take a while, but I’ve got time.  Hopefully they can be finished in time for our traditional Thanksgiving get together this year.

12 thoughts on “Jeans Quilt–Part 1

  1. Isn’t that funny… I’ve never thought of using something for some sort of sashing when making a jean’s quilt… I always seem to just use jean’s. Which, can get bulky as you mentioned. May I ask what type of fabric you used for the sashing?

  2. I’m not a fan of jean quilts. To me they are heavy. But I do like the pattern you have chosen. I to have a lot of jeans left. Maybe I’ll do a throw for my hubby at camp. HMM?

  3. That’s a great pattern for jeans, and a great one for a boy. Are all of them going to be this same pattern? I have a closet full of jeans left over from Stacey’s 4 quilts. I have plans, but haven’t gotten any farther than that. We’ll see what happens!

  4. I too would like to know what kind of fabric you used for the sashing. I’ve got a stash of jeans and would love to use this idea.

  5. Have you entertained the thought of cutting out a square with a pocket in on it for the front of the quilt. Perhaps you could make a faux handkerchief with the history of the jeans on it that is hidden in the pocket?

  6. Great pattern for reducing the bulk of all that denim and I love the blue-brown combination. I’ve got quite a stack of wrangler denim waiting to become quilts, but your stack is even bigger if you’re making 6 quilts! Lucky family!

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