Are you ready to do up a denim quilt block in style? This post will show you how to make a quilt block with cotton and denim the right way.
The denim block is a 5” square that has a cotton wave going through it. Here’s how to incorporate quilting cotton within a denim block.
Start with a 5 1/2” denim square and made a gentle wave cut through it.
Put a 2” x 5 1/2” solid colored cotton fabric strip under one piece of the denim and follow the wave to cut out the cotton piece. Right sides together stitch the cotton fabric to the one denim piece along the wave cut.
Remember to use your denim needle and slowly feed the fabric through easing the curves along as discussed in yesterday’s post.
Then press to the cotton side so the denim lays flat.
Right sides facing up, lay the wavy edge of the remaining piece of denim on the cotton so to leave a ¾” to 1” width piece of cotton showing. Cut out the wave from the cotton using the wave in the denim piece as a guide. With right sides together sew the remaining denim piece to the cotton.
Press towards the cotton. Trim to a 5” block.
Imagine if you made a bunch of these blocks and turned them into a quilt? Remember denim is heavier than cotton fabric so you don’t need a heavy batting in the middle. Try a bamboo batting or flannel works wonderful as the batting as well. When quilting considering putting the walking foot on and off you go!
Here’s a sample using different shades of denim and solid colored cotton fabric.
Don’t delay, start doing up some denim quilt blocks today and see how much fun you have! Join me tomorrow for more quilting fun with denim.