DIY Denim Quilt Ideas That Anyone Can Make

You can upcycle those  worn-out pairs of jeans into your new favorite quilt. Beautiful denim quilts come together very quickly and are beginner-friendly.

What is a denim quilt?

A blue jeans quilt is where you gather up different kinds of jeans that have been used, abused, and otherwise worn out to the point of not being able to wear them.

How do you make a quilt with denim?

- Gather your worn-out jeans - Cut out the usable portions of jean material - Sew them together - Add your batting and backing - Finish it off by quilting or tying

How many pairs of jeans does it take to make a quilt?

I can give you a rough estimate. I would recommend aiming for getting material from 8 pairs of jeans for a small to medium project.

How do you wash a denim quilt?

You can throw your quilt into the washing machine with cold water on the gentle cycle. If your quilt is quite large, you may need to take your quilt to the laundromat. 

How do you cut denim?

I’ve outlined how I cut up and use my old jeans to get the most out of them. I even give ideas for using the “odd” parts such as cuffs, waistlines, etc.

What else can you make with jeans?

Old jeans also make terrific DIY Denim Handbags! And don’t forget to check out How to Make a Bedside Pocket Organizer from Old Jeans.

DIY Denim Quilt Examples

I made this Reversible Picnic Quilt Blanket by following a pattern for the quilt top and doing a little improvised quilting on the back of the quilt.

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