This is a really fast and cheap quilt to make . Made from chenille, old jeans and cotton material, with no batting, you can bang one of these up in a day or two.
And the cuteness factor with the exposed rag seams which just get softer and fluffier with each wash is sure to make it a hit with the recipient.
These also make great dog blankets made from all denim and are virtually indestructable. You can get really creative with cutouts, fabrics and appliques. I've done stars , reverse windows and frog appliques with gorgeous multi coloured fabric. I've even done camo fabric for a boys quilt.
Old jeans : Free - start saving your old pairs!
1 x vintage chenille blanket - $3.00 from the op shop
Cotton Material - $8.00 on sale
Total cost of blanket - about $11.00 plus cotton and a rainy weekend.