How To Bind A Denim Quilt

A denim quilt is a fun, easy project that you can do with your friends. In this post, we will show you how to bind a denim quilt.

Gather Your Supplies

To make a denim quilt, you’ll need a yard or more of raw denim, batting, and thread. You can buy all of these items pre-cut and pre-sewn together, or you can sew them yourself.

Basting is important for two reasons: It will help hold the fabric together while it’s being quilted, and it will keep the fabric from stretching out during the quilting process. You’ll need about 1 inch of batting per square foot of denim.

Thread is also important. The type of thread you use will depend on the fabric you’re using. In general, using a high quality thread will make your finished project look nicer.

Cut the Denim into Strips

To make a denim quilt, you will need to cut the denim into strips.

You can do this with a rotary cutter, but it is easier and faster to use a scissors. The length of the strip you cut will depend on the size of your quilt.

For a standard king-size quilt, you will want to cut your strips about 36 inches long.

Bind the Quilt Top

Once the quilt top is finished, it is time to bind it. The binding process is important because it holds the quilt together and makes it look nice. There are a few different ways to do this, but the most common way is to use a binding tape measure and a Binding Binding machine.

To start, measure the width of your quilt top and mark the measurement on one side of the tape measure. Make sure that you keep track of which side was which so that you can match up your binding when you are done.

Next, take your Binding Binding machine and unfold it so that all of the tapes are out in front of you. Place your quilt top on top of one of the tapes so that the edge of the quilt top is lined up with the edge of the tape.

Do the same thing on the other side of the tape measure. Now, using a zigzag stitch, sew along both sides of the tape measure. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of each stitch so that your quilt top is secure.

Finally, use a seam ripper to remove any stitches that you have made.

Congratulations! You have now completed your denim quilt!

Add Details and Quilting Marks

When it comes to denim quilts, there is no wrong way to go about it. You can choose to do a traditional binding technique, or opt for something more creative.

The important thing is to personalize your quilt by adding details and quilting marks that reflect your personality. Here are some tips on how to do just that:

  1. Start by piecing together the top and bottom of your quilt top. Make sure the seams are straight and even before you start binding the edges together. This will help ensure a consistent look throughout the quilt.
  2. Once you have the top and bottom assembled, begin binding them together with a basic straight stitch using contrasting colors or fabrics as your binding thread. Leave an opening of around 1-2 inches at the top and bottom of the quilt so that you can turn it over.
  3. Once the quilt is turned over, begin adding details such as appliques, buttons, and lace. Allow the quilt to dry completely before adding any final embellishments.
  4. To finish off your denim quilt, add a border around all four sides using a zigzag stitch or a binding tape measure and matching thread. Make sure to leave an opening at the top and bottom of your quilt so that you can turn it over again.

Congratulations! You now have a unique denim quilt that reflects your personality perfectly!

Add Binding and Finishing Touches

After completing the quilt top and batting, it’s time to add the binding. Cut a piece of binding that is at least twice the width of your quilt top. The length should also be at least twice the width of your quilt top.

Sew one long side of the binding to one short side of the quilt top, making sure to match up the raw edges. Repeat on other end.

Trim any excess Binding fabric so that it’s even with both ends of quilt top. Turn right side out and press lightly to secure seam allowances.

Finally, stitch around entire perimeter using a zigzag or bias-cut stitches, leaving a 1-inch opening in center for turning over so you can finish stitching on backside (see instructions below). Hand-finish quilt by pressing lightly and then spraying with a light mist of finishing spray.