In the spirit of loving to work with old denim jeans, I started working on a new denim quilt while still working on my circle rag quilt.
This quilt will be a lot of fun because it combines my enjoyment of working with jeans and scrap fabric.
Before I start any jean quilt, I need to get to the usable “yardage”. Here is how I typically prepare a pair of freshly laundered jeans.
I start by removing both legs just underneath the pockets. (I now have a HUGE stack of pockets waiting to a future project!)
Next, I cut down each of the seams in both legs so that each leg can be opened flat.
I often cut away the “cuffs” at the bottom of each leg as well. If you accidently run over them with your rotary cutter, they’re pretty hard and I would think could dull the blade easily.
I’m then left with two pieces of denim ready for sewing!
More on this quilt tomorrow…