I have a lot of old jeans and I would like to make a jean quilt. My dad is 95 and tells about jean quilts his mother made - he said they were the warmest ones ever - when he was young he slept in the bed with 5 of his brothers and they had a jean quilt that covered them - backing was jeans also - the roof had holes in it and dad said that they never got cold, even when it snowed because the jean quilt was so thick. He is asking me to make him one and I have gathered some of his old jeans as well as mine and my children's. I am an intermediate quilter - can anyone help me - I have purchased a heavy duty needle for my machine and I was planning on 5 inch squares in rows. I did not know if I was thinking of this the right way. Have never made a quilt out of such thick material.