Denim Picnic Quilt Part 1: Materials


Denim Picnic Quilt Part 1: Materials

Denim Picnic Quilt

In this detailed series of quilting tutorials, make quilts from used denim jeans for a rugged picnic quilt. The Denim Picnic Quilt has a removable underside made from a vinyl tablecloth, which keeps wet grass from soaking the quilt. Part 1 of this series outlines the materials you will need to start this quilt. This project is an awesome way to recycle any old jeans that you want to get rid of. Sometimes jeans are too beat up to take to good will or the Salvation Army, so this quilt tutorial offers you an awesome alternative with what to do with your old jeans.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced


This is Part 1 of the Denim Picnic Quilt tutorial. Find the other parts of this series below:

Part 2: Cutting

Part 3: Piecing

Part 4: Binding

Part 5: Adding Snaps

Why You'll Love This Quilt

Are you ready to take your quilting skills to the next level with our Denim Picnic Quilt project? Here are our top 3 reasons why you should give this tutorial a try:

1. Eco-Friendly Upcycling: By repurposing old denim jeans that might otherwise end up in a landfill, you are reducing waste and giving new life to something old. Not only is this project environmentally friendly, but it also allows you to create a unique and one-of-a-kind quilt that showcases your creativity and resourcefulness.

2. Functional Design: The Denim Picnic Quilt is not just your average quilt - it is designed with practicality in mind. The removable vinyl tablecloth underside makes it perfect for outdoor picnics, as it protects the quilt from moisture and dirt. This quilt is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, making it a versatile addition to your quilting collection.

3. Personal Touch: The beauty of quilting is in the handmade, personal touch that each project carries. With the Denim Picnic Quilt, you have the opportunity to infuse your own style and personality into the design. Whether you prefer a more rustic look with frayed edges or a modern twist with colorful patches, this project allows you to make a quilt that truly reflects your individuality.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather up those old jeans, follow our tutorial, and start creating your own Denim Picnic Quilt today!

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