Denim Quilt Backing? Yes, please!

I loooooooove uisng lightweight denim fabric for my picnic quilt backings.  They are so pretty and different looking and hold up great on rough terrain like grass, dirt and sand. 

In this video I bring you Video #4 in my Locally Grown Picnic Quilt Series.  If you want to watch the entire video series (4 videos) just click HERE and I’ll send you to the playlist.  You’ll be able to watch the videos in order without having to search all of YouTube for each one individually.

Here are a couple of pictures of our picnic quilts. We really do use them all the time!
Baby Allie taking a nap on my Starry Picnic quilt at the splash park.
Reading the kids my son’s favorite book at a homeschool playdate on the farm.

I’ve already purchased the denim backing fabric for my Locally Grown picnic quilt and I wanted to share with you a few things to keep in mind if you’re wanting to give it a try. 

Have you ever used denim for quilt backing? I’d love to hear your responses below!

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4 replies on “Denim Quilt Backing? Yes, please!

  • syocom

    I have used denim for the back of two quilts and love it. Granted both quilts were tied and not quilted but I love it. It is a bit heavy but it works great, we use it as our picnic blankets.

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson

      I personally think it would be too heavy. But it depends on the kind of denims using, too. Once you have the top done give a feel and see how much more weight you can deal with having and go from there. Have fun!


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