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20-Panel T-shirt Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic
BobbiSpain on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? T-shirts and flannel sheets for the borders & backs. Quilt batting.

BobbiSpain on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I have made over 75 t-shirt quilts for customers, the feedback has been positive and encouraging. I'm happy to give people a way to tell their "t-shirt stories!"

BobbiSpain on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Before you cut the shirts, iron them with starch. Using starch gives the knit fabric some rigidity that makes the cutting & sewing easier and more consistent. I buy starch by the gallon and mix my own spray solution...three parts water to one part starch.

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No. I want the quilts to be soft, so I've never used the backing. As long as you use a ballpoint needle, the shirts are easy to see!

08/14/2015 Flag

Di you sew by hand or machine?

10/16/2015 Flag

By machine. I do a stitch in the ditch.

10/30/2015 Flag

Did you quilt? Stitch in the ditch? Or no quilting?

10/30/2015 Flag

I do a stitch in the ditch by machine. It's very quick and easy!

10/30/2015 Flag

I have never used spray starch before, so excuse this if it is a silly question. But how do you use starch? Just spray is on and wait for it to dry? Or do you iron the material after you spray it? How wet do you make the material? Noobie question....

12/01/2015 Flag

I spray on the side that I won't be ironing on...for the t-shirt quilts, this is usually the front side of the tshirt . I don't want to iron on this side due to the printed designs as well. I spray all the tshirts, one after the other, and then start ironing. This assembly line method works well for me.

12/18/2015 Flag