You asked: How do you make a blanket out of old jeans?

How many pairs of jeans do you need to make a quilt?

Blue jeans are so varied in design, you should plan on having some extra on hand in case you run short. Also, there may be some tears or worn areas you need to cut around. This quilt took most of 10 pairs of jeans.

Does a denim quilt need batting?

You Don’t Need a Special Pattern for a Denim Quilt

Quilt batting can make the project even heavier so consider omitting it entirely. You can make the quilt a bit lighter by using a regular cotton quilting fabric for the quilt backing, rather than denim.

How do you turn jeans into fabric?

The most efficient way to cut out each pants leg into a fabric section is this:

  1. Cut up the entire inseam, from the bottom hem of one pants leg, up to the crotch, and down again to the bottom hem of the other pants leg.
  2. Do this again on the other side of the inseam to cut out that bulky seam entirely.
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