We have written five articles on quilts made from recycled blue jeans (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5). While doing our research for that series, we came across dozens of free patterns for denim quilts... and selected some that are truly unique. Sincere thanks to these creative quilters! (Note: this post was updated on January 22, 2016).
Ombre Denim Quilt Tutorial by Autumn at It's Always Autumn
Upcycled Denim Quilt tutorial at Andrea's Notebook
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 the Railroad Denim collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics (2013), this quilt also would look perfect in upcycled fabrics.
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
Denim quilt at Kwiltnkats and Denim Quilt Tutorial at About.com
In Kwiltinkat's denim quilt, top, note the shading of the setting triangles in the bottom row; this gives the blocks a dimensional, tumbling-blocks-like appearance. The Kwiltinkats post is not a tutorial, but her block arrangement is the same as in the "Introduction to Denim Quilting" tutorial by Janet Wickell at About.com.
Make your Old Jeans Into a Quilt! tutorial by C Schwick at Instructables
Denim Picnic Blanket tutorial at Little Birdie Secrets
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
This quilt was entered into the Pets on Quilts contest!
Denim rag quilt by Laura from Housewife in Town, guest blogger at This Crazy Blessed Life.
Denim quilt tutorial at Den Syende Himmel (in Norwegian and English)(see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5)
|Denim quilt at Den Syende Himmel|
Budget-Friendly denim quilt, free project at Country Woman Craft
Denim Basket Weave Quilt by Sandra J. Loosemore at Frogs On Ice
In her post, 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 Fabrics
Scrappy Jean quilt for upcycling jeans, a tutorial at Grandparents Plus
This is a patchwork coverlet; there is no backing, batting or binding.
I Spy quilt, patchwork with denim backing, tutorial at Sugar Bee Crafts
Holes in your Clothes Block by Kate Perri, free pattern at Craftside
This clever block by Kate Perri is from the book Quilt Blocks and Quilts from your Favorite Fabrics: Recycling Fabrics as you Learn to Quilt. This is perfect for recycling denim jeans and shirts. We love the fact that seams of the jeans are included.
Levi Quilt by Ilene at the Tuesday Quilt Club based on the 10-Minute Blocks video tutorial by Suzanne McNeill
Here is 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
circular patchwork, folded cottage windows, mock cathedral windows and cheater cathedral windows. Here are some examples...
Circle Jeans Quilt by Jessica Levitt at Juicy Bits, inspired by the tutorial by Doreen Baros
Circle Jeans Quilt by K.M. Gabrysch as seen at Picasa Web Albums
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
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 !
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