Denim Sewing Advice
- Most recycled denim tends to fray, so it's not a bad idea to sew large, plain blocks together with 1/2" seams.
- New, lightweight denims aren't as prone to fraying, so go ahead and use 1/4" seams if you're making blocks with smaller pieces.
- Sew with cotton thread or purchase jeans thread, which is available in many colors.
- It's best to sew denim fabric with a special denim needle (refer to your sewing machine manual for suggestions).
- Some quilters like to set their sewing machines to sew about 10-12 stitches per inch when working with denim (15 per inch or so if you're making a frayed edge quilt).
- You'll find that a walking foot helps keep the edges of your denim fabric from shifting around as you sew.