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Blue Jeans Quilt

Recycle your old blue jeans into an easy, pieced throw.

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To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order.

Use cutting and assembly instructions that follow, or work with denim scraps cut from your jeans to create 42 blocks that are each 10-1/2 inches square.

To get her denim scraps, designer Leah Anderson cut most pairs of jeans slightly to the left of the inside seam all the way up on one leg and slightly to the left of the outside seam all the way up on the other. To get more texture and some fun detail in her blocks, Leah left the jeans seam attached when measuring some of the denim pieces.


From jeans, cut:
2 -- 6-1/2x20-1/2-inch rectangles
2  -- 5-1/2x20-1/2-inch rectangles
2 -- 4-1/2x20-1/2-inch rectangles
18 -- 10-1/2-inch squares
2 -- 8-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
3 -- 7-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
5 -- 6-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
5 -- 5-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
9 -- 4-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
5 -- 3-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
6 -- 2-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangles
4 -- 5-1/2x6-1/2-inch rectangles
2 -- 5-1/2-inch squares
4 -- 4-1/2x5-1/2-inch rectangles


From hot pink batik, cut:
7 -- 2-1/2x42-inch binding strips


Editor's Tip

To sew through denim, use a size 100/16 jeans/denim needle in your machine and adjust the stitch length to 3.0 mm.

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