Reversible Picnic Blanket - DIY Denim Quilt Made from Old Jeans

I am so excited to share my DIY denim quilt with you all! It’s been on my upcycling bucket list for some time to make a big quilt picnic blanket from all my old jeans.

Quilt Top

The quilt top is the ‘pretty’ side that the quilter tends to spend the most time on.

Quilt Blocks

When you sew the smaller pieces of fabric together to make a block, it is referred to as ‘piecing’.

That is how I made the quilt top for my denim quilt. I pieced 16 blocks, following a quilt pattern, and then sewed them together to make the quilt top.

Quilt Batting

It is sandwiched in between the quilt top and the backing, which is why quilters often refer to a quilt sandwich when they are in the process of making their quilt.

Quilt Back

The quilt back is traditionally one large piece of fabric or two pieces of the same fabric sewn together.

Some fabric stores sell  extra-wide quilt backing fabric, and some people get creative by ‘piecing’ their quilt backs either in two big pieces or with some extra quilt blocks or a border on the back.

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