Size of jean quilt?
I plan to make jean quilts for graduation gifts for my qreat neices and nephews. I am unsure of what size to make them. I assume that these blankets will go to the beach, picnics, perhaps be used in a dorm room, etc. I have quite a stash of jeans. I would appreciate thoughts and suggestions about the size. Long throw? Single bed blanket size, top of a double bed size? I don’t want to do king-size, I do know that!
I am planning to back them with flannel sheets, I think! Any suggestions for binding or just stitch wrong sides together and turn them inside out?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hello having made jeans' quilts in the past I would suggest that you go with a size which will cover a twin bed. If you use a twin sheet as backing it will be perfect. If you use a flannel sheet keep your denims light and your squares on the larger side or it will be to heavy for most teens (they never seem to get cold!). Keeping it simple is best- do a straightforward patchwork -including some pocket patches, attach it to the backing and turn. If you top stitch or quilt' it use straight simple patterns so the color patterns of the denim shine. These definitely come under the category of being outgrown rather than wearing out -making them of cute' patterns shortens their life as your nieces and nephews interests change. Good luck and have fun!
*Definately keep the size to a twin size. My daughter made a denim quilt for me some years back in king size and it was HEAVY. What a great gift these will be. That heavy quilt of mine went everywhere. You might want to try over dyingg the denim with other colors as well. It retains the denim look but adds some variety especially if you are using various differences in shade of denim and want a little more continuity of design. Do you plan to piece the quilts? A similar weight of cotton canvas works really well for adding some embellishing to your pieces. Let us know how it goes.
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