Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free pattern day ! Denim quilts

Here are 25 wonderful FREE patterns for denim quilts, pillows and bags !   For even more inspiration, see our previous posts on quilts made from recycled blue jeans (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5).   To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Constellate quilt, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Indigo Tote Bag, free pattern by It's Sew Emma for Fat Quarter Shop (PDF download)


Denim Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter


Denim Shopper Tote, free pattern at JoAnn


In My Pocket mini quilt tutorial by Christine Weld at The Quarter Inch blog; lap size quilt instructions at Moda Bakeshop (PDF download)


The "pocket" block was designed to resemble the back pocket on a pair of jeans (or you could use actual jeans pockets!)


Medallion quilt, 60 x 75", free pattern at Marcus Fabrics (PDF download)


Denim Nine Patch quilt tutorial by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company


Denim Patchwork Quilt tutorial by Mollie Makes


Ombre Denim Quilt Tutorial by Autumn at It's Always Autumn



Easiest Denim Quilt tutorial by Joyful Mom of Many (this link is for part 1; part 2 can be found here)



Denim Pinwheel Quilt tutorial by Corinne at Purl Soho (Made with denim fabric by Robert Kaufman, this quilt also would look great in upcycled denim) 


Blue Jeans Quilt, free pattern by Leah Anderson at All People Quilt



Simply Denim Quilt by Ashlee, based on the Simply Denim Quilt tutorial by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting at Piece N Quilt


American Flag Denim Quilt Tutorial by Miranda at One Little Minute


Make your Old Jeans Into a Quilt! tutorial by C Schwick at Instructables


Denim Picnic Blanket Tutorial at Reading, Feeding and Greening


Denim Quilt tutorial at iCandy Handmade


Upcycled quilt from denim and plaid clothing, tutorial at Marcias Crafty Sewing



Denim quilt tutorial at Den Syende Himmel (in Norwegian and English)(see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5)


Denim Basket Weave Quilt by Sandra J. Loosemore at Frogs On Ice


Sandra J. Loosemore explains: "The main problem is that typical block-based quilt designs would result in seams that are too bulky at the points where the blocks meet. If you look closely at this design, you'll see that there is no block. The square pieces are connected with the longer strips in a continuous basket-weave pattern."

Zig Zag rag quilt, 72 x 72", free pattern by Linda Miller for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)


Scrappy Jean quilt tutorial at Grandparents Plus (this is a coverlet; there is no backing, batting or binding!) 


I Spy Patchwork Quilt with denim backing, tutorial at Sugar Bee Crafts


Holes in your Clothes Block by Kate Perri, posted at Craftside, free pattern download (jpg): page 1, page 2, page 3


Levi Quilt by Ilene at the Tuesday Quilt Club based on the 10-Minute Blocks video tutorial by Suzanne McNeill  (the block takes 10 minutes, the video takes only 3 !)



Faux Cathedral Windows tutorial by Doreen Baros at equilters; background description by Doreen Baros at Sew Artfully Minded


Faux Cathedral Windows is an easy quilt-as-you-go technique that is also called circular patchwork, folded cottage windows, mock cathedral windows and cheater cathedral windows.  Here are more examples...

Circle Jeans Quilt by Jessica Levitt at Juicy Bits, inspired by the tutorial by Doreen Baros


Circle Jeans Quilt by K.M. Gabrysch


Denim circle pillow tutorial by Heather at A Passionate Quilter


Denim and lace cathedral windows bag by Ulla Niemela at Ulla's Quilt World (inspiration only), inspired by the tutorial at A Passionate Quilter


Cheater cathedral windows quilt tutorial at OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder


Old Jeans hexagon pillow tutorial by 'Lil Luna


DIY Quilted Denim Pillow tutorial at A Pumpkin and a Princess


How to make a Jeans Pocket Cushion, tutorial at Threading My Way


Denim Jeans Christmas Stockings Tutorial by Lynn at Nebraska Views


These Christmas stockings are so clever that we couldn't resist adding them to this post !  For more denim quilt inspiration, please check out our Recycled Clothing Projects board at Pinterest !

Image credits:  This post was updated on June 7, 2018. All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Complete information including restrictions on use can be found at the websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know about it; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

17 comments:

  1. You are the best! Thanks so much for all this denim love:

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  2. Thank you for sharing, you ended a dillema I was having over my denim!!!

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  3. Thanks for featuring my American Flag quilt! These are all such great ideas for what to do with that old denim!

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  4. Thanks for the great denim inspiration. I'm blogging about upcycling jeans today, and gave your site a shout-out. Thanks! http://fabricsalad.com/?p=409

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  5. Lovely inspirations on your site and thanks for sharing it with us

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  6. Love the denim ideas! Featured the post on my blog at http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/03/find-it-for-free-on-friday-5-free-quilt.html
    Thanks!
    Carrie

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  7. Love those denim jean Christmas socks, very cool

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  8. so many ideas where to start

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  9. Denim is my favorite BLUE....love it ! :-)

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  10. Fantastic projects here. xxxx

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  11. Woowww... this is very cerative. I Like It
    Thanks For This Article

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  12. Thanks for all info,now where to start lol...

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  13. Wunderschöne Jeanswerke sind es ....eine tolle Inspiration! Danke

    LG Klaudia

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  14. This is Superb. You blog always inspire me try new thing with my clothing.

    Thanks!
    embroidery patches

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