Should you put batting in a denim quilt?
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.
What do you use to back a denim quilt?
In addition, denim is not the softest fabric, so if you are planning on using it as a blanket, you may not want to use denim on the back. Think about backing it with quilting cotton or fleece. I used fleece and my quilt warm and toasty.
Can you hand sew a denim quilt?
I really love the effect of hand quilting on denim, but honestly, you have to be slightly nuts to do it. It’s really hard on your hands, but I do believe the result is usually worth it.
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.