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 the ...
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Type of item: Functional
T-shirts, fusible fleece, materials for sashings, fleece for backing, batting and quilt binding.
What was your inspiration?
I have made several of these T-shirt quilts - I had to read a few different ways to make them, but I like the fusible fleece under the T-Shirt to form a more stable item. I tried to make one for myself a long time ago- and since have made very successful ones. Carrie's quilt measures 79" W x 98"L and Rita's quilt measures 54" W x 88" L.
What are you most proud of?
How happy it makes the individuals who receive them.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Cut out the T-shirts larger than the squares you want to use. Bind the T-shirt square with fusible fleece, then cut it down - make sure all the squares are the same if you want it to come out even - otherwise, you will have to figure out how to get them all to fit. I used sashings inbetween the T-shirt squares - it was a sweatshirt material (close to the T-shirt and fusible fleece - so as not to have any dips in the quilt)-for Carrie's quilt - also for the back , but on Rita's quilt I used fleece.