It doesn't look like much, but this denim blaket has been through a makeover. I originally made this quilt for my son-in-law about ten years ago, on a sewing machine I hated. I fought with every stitch and seam, and the fact that the denim was so heavy added to the difficulty. I was just beginning my quilting journey, so I decided to simply knot it and used a plain cotton on the back.
Last year when I asked him what he would like for his birthday, my son-in-law asked if I could repair his blanket. He loved this blanket! In fact he loved it so much that the backing was raggy and falling apart. Hmmm....what was to be done?
I left the original knotting in place and simply machine quilted around the yarn. If you attempt machine quilting on denim, I highly suggest using special denim needles like "Schmetz Denim Needles" available at stores like JoAnn Fabrics.
I am very pleased with how it turned out!
Better than I imagined!