Finished the Denim Quilt!

Update:  The pattern is complete!
You can purchase a copy at my Etsy Shop:
So I finally finished clipping the jean quilt, then brushing, washing and drying and here are the finished results!





I love the way it turned out.  I thought I liked it before I clipped it but I really like it now that it's been clipped and washed.



I've made this type of quilt in the past and this time I decided to "prep" the raw edges prior to washing and drying.  I've noticed that sometimes these kind of quilts need to be washed several times to get the full fraying effect. 



So, this time I "brushed" the raw edges with a hard bristled plastic brush- think of your toliet bowl brush- the kind with really stiff bristles (I didn't use a toliet bowl brush, however!).



Here's what the quilt looked like as I progressed.  I scrubbed the edges backward and foreward before it ever went into the washing machine.  It was really frayed and oh-my-gosh it sure shed!



It seemed to do the job, though, because it came out of the dryer (first time) perfectly frayed! 



I just love this type of quilt and I love that I am using up someone's discarded jeans to make a whole new creation.




Thanks so much for stopping by!
Heather  :)

38 comments:

  1. Hi! I've just found your blog and I'm loving it!!! Great work! Thanks for the tour of your local quilt shops.....too bad I'm way over here in Australia!! Oh well, one day when I come to Nevada I will know exactly where to go!!

    How did you make the denim raggy quilt? Pattern? I just love it and I have a few teenage nieces who would just love one!!

    Happy Sewing!

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  2. Can you tell me how you did this or where to get a pattern for it? I think that it is really cute.

    brandy.young@hotmail.com

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  3. Wow, that turned out great! Now I need to read further and find out how you made it.

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous & it looks like a fairly simple pattern. Consider this added to my to-do list! I looOove making denim quilts!

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  5. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It really was a fun quilt. I'm working on turning it into a pattern right now. :)

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  6. Would love to have this pattern.
    I have so many old jeans that I could use. How can I order this pattern or where can I purchase the
    pattern.Thanks Madelyn
    gmkes@charter.net

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  7. Hey Madelyn,

    Am still working on the pattern. I will let you know when it's done! Thanks so much for asking!!

    Heather :)

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  8. Put me on the list for a pattern, please. I love it!

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  9. I love your quilt! I have been saving old jeans for years and now am excited to start a quilt. Could you please email me your pattern/ directions when you get them? Thank you!
    sl8429@yahoo.com

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  10. Love this quilt! I am new to quilting and have wanted to do a denim quilt for sometime. If your pattern is available I would like a copy, this is just beautiful. Thanks so much and congrats on a job well done.
    Kelsey Kohler (kohlernm@aol.com)

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  11. Wow - this is beautiful! I was searching for a denim quilt and found your blog through my search. Can't wait to come back and use your instructions to make this (once I have all the denim gathered!). Nice work!

    Charlotte

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  12. I see that you have the pattern for a pillow. It has been helpful for me to get started, however I was wondering if you could tell me how to figure how many squares and circles I need to make a twin size quilt. It may be on the blog, but I have not been able to find it.

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  13. I just sent a comment about the needed pieces for a twin quilt. My email address is snle@mac.com. Thanks so much.

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  14. I recently had a spring clean and was left with a pile of old jeans and shirts, thanks to your blog I have turned it into a wonderful quilt.
    Thank you for this amazing quick and easy project, I will probably be making on every year.

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  15. Yeah!!!! I'm so glad to hear you made one and it turned out so great! Thank you for sharing!!! :) If you ever get a chance, I'd love to see a picture. It's so fun to see other people's fabrics!!
    Heather

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  16. I would LOVE to buy the denim quilt pattern - please contact me when it is available.

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  17. http://eskimomomma.blogspot.com/2011/12/memory-quilt.html

    Thanks for inspiring me!!

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  18. I saw a pic of your quilt on Pinterest and had to come look at your blog. This quilt is just beautiful! I love the fabrics you used inside the circles.

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  19. Thank you so much Rhea!! I so appreciate the compliment!!

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  20. I have made two of the pillows but would really like to make a quilt. have you made the pattern for it yet???

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  21. I want to make this quilt. It's beautiful! Where can I purchase the pattern? Thanks, Allyson
    theveranda@hotmail.com

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  22. I love your quilt! Where can I purchase the pattern?
    Thanks, Allyson theveranda@hotmail.com

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  23. es exelente!me gusta por que se recicla todo, el jeans y algunas camisas gastadas del cuello.Espero tener tiempo para hacerlo.Gracias!

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  24. Heather - this is just beautiful! It really needs its day in photographs!! You have designed such a gorgeous pattern.

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  25. That is truly beautiful!!! I would never have thought of making a cathedral windows quilt with denim!!!!
    There's a great tutorial at hyena in oetticoats' blog for cathedral windows...

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  26. What a wonderful compliment and I'll definitely check out that tutorial!! Appreciate it! :)

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  27. I have fallen in love with this quilt. My husband has griped at me for years for never making him a quilt. This will be perfect for him. So....I have cut out my squares 5" and circles 6.5"...my question is: When I sew the circles together, what is the measurement of where to sew the seam? and when do you attach the material inside? When you sew the sides of the circles down? Any info will be great. Thanks! I love your website, by the way! :)

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  28. Hi Terri,
    Sorry for the late response. This message was sent to my spam account! Ugh!
    You are asking some great questions and I have answered them all by turning this into a pattern.

    I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how well it will come together. All of the details can be found in this pattern and if you still have any questions, Please let me know!!!

    You can find it at: www.etsy.com/shop/apassionatequilter

    Thank you SO much for following this blog. I am so appreciative! (BTW, my husband is now happy too!)

    Heather

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  29. that's a beautiful quilt; the colors caught my eye on a pinterest search for altered denim and bluejeans-makes me want to make one! pinking shears help so much for that frayed edge

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  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

    From Karin @ http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  31. Where did you get the pattern ? I love it!

    Susan

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  32. Very very lovely
    old denim wears can be made to good use.

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  33. Does the pattern come with instructions on how to piece quilt together?

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  34. Does the pattern come with instructions on how to piece the quilt together?

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  35. Hi Crissy, YES it does for sizes baby through king. :) Thanks!
    Heather

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  36. I've made several denim quilts but never thought of this. It's going on my list!

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