Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Denim Rag Quilt

I have finally begun working on the denim rag quilt.

Several months ago, OK last year (wink), I bought some worn out jeans from a thrift store along with a well-used flannel sheet to use as the backing.

Last week I started cutting 6-1/2 inch squares from the jeans and the flannel sheet.


I managed to get a good amount of squares from seven pair of jeans and have started marking, pinning and sewing the denim and flannel squares together.


 I still have more flannel squares to cut but I'm making some progress.


The stack in the above photo have all been sewn together.

I've even included a few back pockets and hope they will add a nice touch to the quilt.


In order to sew the squares with pockets to the flannel I decided to sew a seam about an 1/8 inch from the outside of the pocket rather than the X.

Once all the squares are sewn together then I will lay them out and see if I have enough to make a decent size quilt.  I'm shooting for a lap-size quilt.

Friends have donated several more pair of jeans for the cause in case I don't have enough, yay!

I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Till next time my friends...


4 comments:

Debbie Linkous said...

I can't wait to see it! Love the blocks with the pockets too. Another project for my ever growing bucket list. ;)

Angela said...

It will be lovely I'm sure! I think the pockets will add some character to it as well.

Angela said...

It will be lovely I'm sure! I think the pockets will add some character to it as well.

Angela said...

It will be lovely I'm sure! I think the pockets will add some character to it as well.

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