Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free pattern day ! Denim quilts

Here are some 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 "CLICK for PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Stripy Denim quilt, 50 x 65", free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

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

Band Together Denim Tote Bag tutorial at Make It Coats (CLICK for PDF download)

DIY Improvisational Denim Quilt tutorial at Sew DIY (CLICK for tutorial)

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

Denim Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter (CLICK for tutorial)

Denim Shopper Tote, free pattern at JoAnn (CLICK for tutorial)

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

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

Denim Patchwork Quilt tutorial by Mollie Makes (CLICK for tutorial)

Ombre Denim Quilt Tutorial by Autumn at It's Always Autumn (CLICK for tutorial)

Easiest Denim Quilt tutorial by Joyful Mom of Many (CLICK for Part 1) + (CLICK for Part 2)

Denim Pinwheel Quilt tutorial by Corinne at Purl Soho (CLICK for tutorial)

Blue Jeans Quilt, free pattern by Leah Anderson at All People Quilt (CLICK for PDF download)

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

Make your Old Jeans Into a Quilt! tutorial by C Schwick at Instructables (CLICK for tutorial)

Denim Picnic Blanket Tutorial at Reading, Feeding and Greening (CLICK for tutorial

Denim Quilt tutorial at iCandy Handmade (CLICK for tutorial

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

Denim quilt tutorial at Den Syende Himmel (in Norwegian and English)(CLICK for Part 1, CLICK for Part 2, CLICK for Part 3, CLICK for Part 4 and CLICK for Part 5)

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

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 (CLICK for tutorial); 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

Ruffled Denim Pillow, free pattern at Fabric Editions (CLICK for PDF download)

Image credits:  This post was updated on October 7, 2023. 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.


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

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

  3. Can't wait to use some of these ideas!

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. Love those denim jean Christmas socks, very cool

  9. so many ideas where to start

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

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

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

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

    LG Klaudia

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

    embroidery patches

  15. so nice :) una forma muy original de reciclar nuestros jeans viejos

  16. Thanks for sharing , beautiful ideas


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