Every household produces jeans to be up-cycled. An excellent way to do this, is by having one of these in progress.
- Denim Jeans
- Old shirts or other fabric.
- An old saucer – to use as template
- Old t-shirts or pieces of batting/wadding
- Heavy Duty scissors
- Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
- Sewing machine with thread in a neutral colour.
- Mark and cut the circles from the denim. This works wonderful in front of the telly watching sports with hubby. Use a pair of heavy duty scissors.
- Don’t worry if you include pockets or seams. This adds character to the quilt.
- Measure the diameter of the cut circles. Draw a square using the diameter to measure from corner to corner.
- Mark your circles with this square. The marked line will be the stitching line.
- Sew the circles together in a line and then lines together, the size of your quilt.
- Fill the squares with plaid shirt squares and fold the denim back to form the finished square. You can, include a piece of batting/wadding or a piece of old t-shirt under the plaid to give it a little loft.
- Stitch the curves in place.
- You may want to clip the curves to the stitching lines and brush it to give a fluffy look.