I love to make things for my children! I especially like to make gifts that are practical, easy, inexpensive and not too time-consuming. These denim quilts fit the bill exactly for me.
Quite a few years ago now, our church had a "Titus 2 ministry" which matched up an "older woman" with a "younger woman" so the older woman could mentor the younger one. I was so happy to be matched up with Katherine that year. In addition to encouraging me in my walk with the Lord, she also happily shared practical skills with me.
One of the projects that she shared with me that year was this denim quilt pattern. As I shared last week, we have made a number of these quilts for our boys~ they are such warm covers. Our boys love using them and proudly share that the girls and I made the quilts just for them.
Just in time for the weekend, I thought I'd share with you how to get started on this project.
First off, you will need a number of old jeans~ ideally in both light, medium and dark shades. Of course, the larger the jeans are, the fewer you will need. You can estimate that you will need 6-10 pair jeans for each twin sized quilt.
The largest squares that you will be cutting for the quilt are 6 1/4", so you will need some pieces that you can cut to 6 1/4"x 6 1/4". Don't despair if most of your jeans are little. You will also need some rectangular pieces that are 3" x 10 1/2" long, so even smaller jeans can be used.
Your first order of business will be to cut apart the jeans. Here is our first victim.
Here is a preview of the quilt blocks that you will be making. (I plan to post the rest of the instructions next week)
Update: You can find part 2 of the instructions to make this denim quilt here. Enjoy!
If you have any questions at all, feel free to email or comment below and I'll clarify my instructions.
Have fun cutting!