Denim Picnic Quilt Part 5: Adding Snaps


Denim Picnic Quilt Part 5: Adding Snaps

Make quilts from used denim jeans for rugged picnic quilts with this detailed series of tutorials. The Denim Picnic Quilt has a removable underside made from a vinyl tablecloth to keep wet grass from soaking the quilt. Part 5 of this series gives instructions for adding snaps to the quilt and the vinyl tablecloth so that you can detach it easily.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced


This is Part 5 of the Denim Picnic Quilt tutorial. Find the other parts of this series below:

Part 1: Materials

Part 2: Cutting

Part 3: Piecing

Part 4: Binding

Why You'll Love This Quilt

Are you looking for a unique and practical quilting project to tackle? Look no further than the Denim Picnic Quilt! Here are the top 3 reasons why this project is a must-try:

1. Eco-Friendly: By using old denim jeans to create the quilt top, you are upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. Not only does this project help reduce textile waste, but it also gives new life to old, worn-out jeans in a creative and beautiful way. Plus, by adding a vinyl tablecloth underside, you are repurposing another item that might have ended up in the landfill.

2. Durable and Easy to Clean: Denim is known for its durability, making the Denim Picnic Quilt perfect for outdoor use. Whether you're heading to the park for a picnic or lounging in your backyard, this quilt will hold up to the wear and tear of outdoor activities. The vinyl tablecloth underside adds an extra layer of protection, making it easy to clean up spills and messes.

3. Versatile and Customizable: This project allows for endless possibilities when it comes to customization. From choosing different shades of denim to adding unique embellishments or embroidery, you can truly make this quilt your own. With the option to detach the vinyl tablecloth underside using snaps, you can easily switch it out for a different design or clean it separately.

Overall, the Denim Picnic Quilt is a fun and practical project that not only helps reduce waste but also provides a durable and versatile outdoor quilt option. So gather up your old denim jeans and get ready to create a one-of-a-kind quilt that will be the perfect companion for all your outdoor adventures!

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