Improv Quilt with Instructions: Quick Denim Quilt

This quick denim quilt project is one I made to get myself out of a sewing ‘rut’. It uses old jeans and leftover fabric strips.

Materials Used:  Quick Improv Denim Quilt

– Denim jeans – Moda scrap bag jelly roll strips – Batting – Quilt back

Step 1: Adding Some Colour

I went for bright aquas and reds, with some coordinating lighter strips thrown in too. I ended up using 54 squares plus some extra denim to fill in some gaps in my layout.

Step 2: Layout

Once I’d added my strips to all my squares, I tried various layouts on the floor.

Step 3: Sewing Rows & Filling Gaps

I sewed my rows together as per the layout I had decided on, but stopped where I was missing a square of plain denim to fill up the gaps.

I used my walking foot and a denim needle and quilted straight horizontal lines across my quilt.

Step 4: Quilting

I had a couple of choices: one to cut off that whole side of the quilt, which would have made the design on the frontlopsided, or focus on fixing the back.

Step 5: Fix for a Short Quilt Back