Denim/Fabric Quilt and Matching Pillows
I had an old denim comforter that I loved; however, it had seen better days and was looking pretty ragged. I decided to recover it. Here's how:
I found these two large pieces of fabric at the local thrift store. I grabbed it and about 6 pairs of large old denim jeans.
I made a 6 1/2 square out of cardboard.
Started tracing squares on the backside of my fabric. Also did the same thing with the denim pants. I cut lots and lots of squares. With the jeans, I tried to use some of the side seams and the back pockets where I could.
Got out my sewing machine and started connecting squares. When I got my rows sewed together, I then started connecting rows.
Finished product. Once it was all put together, I sewed it over the top of my old comforter.
I still had a lot of fabric left over, so I went back to the thrift store and bought a bunch of different sized old pillows and recovered them using the denim back pockets. I found the horse fabric at my local fabric store. I bought a yard of that and finished the job.
I also made a pillow out of one of the smaller pairs of Levis.