This is the first quilt I ever made. I knew no quilting "rules" at the time. I had many years of garment sewing and doll clothes-making under my belt, so I had all the basic skills I needed to make this quilt.
It was created using my husband's worn work jeans. And it was made for him. It is the heaviest and warmest blanket I have ever encountered.
My friend Chris asked about it, since she is making a denim quilt. So I thought the best way to get the information to her was to post it and thereby share it with the rest of you.
I cut scraps 5" wide x different lengths, depending on the usable portions of the jeans. This way there weren't any intersections of four patches. Just long strips to join together.
I backed it with a double-sided flannel which was extra thick. And I brought the back around to the front and zigzagged the binding down to the front.
I tied it with embroidery floss and buttons at the center of each rectangle.
A great way to make use of all those discarded jeans!