InstructionsTake the t-shirt and cut off the neck and the sleeves. Then cut down the two sides. I cut out a larger square then I need - just to be safe that I have enough material. Make sure all the t-shirts are cut down before beginning the next step. I make sure I measure each t-shirt I cut down so I know what the smallest size I can work with and have them all come out evenly. Sometimes I sew parts of ...
Read full instructions »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Casual, Whimsical, Cute
T-shirts, cotton materials for the sashings, fleece for the back, fusible fleece to stablizie the T-shirts, thread, sewing supplies & tools.
What was your inspiration?
A friend of my sister. She wanted a quilt with all of the t-shirts from her son. The middle row is the small pieces I cut from either the pockets or sleeves. The two outer rows have the fronts and backs of the same T-Shirt (team name on front - number on back).
What are you most proud of?
How well received the quilt was! She loved it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use the fusible fleece to bind the T-shirts. It gives them more stability and holds their shape better. On this particular quilt - I did not use the quilt binding tape, I had the back larger and folded the material over and then sewed it down - making mitered corners.