With graduation season upon us, I've been busy making jean quilts as gifts for my nephews - in all my spare time! Actually, if you have any sewing experience, it really doesn't take long to put together one of these custom quilts. Since it only requires straight seams, even if you've never sewn before, you can do this!
- old blue jeans, cut into squares (number of pairs depends on their size and condition and the size of the squares)
- fleece or flannel backing
- straight pins
- large safety pins
- tape measure
- seam ripper
- blue thread
- denim needles for sewing machine
- large tapestry needle
- crochet thread or DMC floss
Just make sure you have at least 1/2 inch seam allowance all the way around the edge of the square.