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Strip Weave quilt pattern from upcycled shirts


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  • Classic Blocks

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Pattern Details

This pattern is the second in my series of quilts that aims to encourage makers to return the craft to its beginnings – using fabrics from worn items that are no longer useful rather than purchasing new fabric for the purpose of cutting it up. The design was inspired by the African strip weavings, or Kente cloth, I came across when researching my trip to Swaziland. Unlike the woven originals, this quilt is made entirely from mens’ thrifted business shirts – 14 in total. The Strip Weave Quilt pattern is available to download automatically as a pdf after your payment is processed. The original quilt size is a throw at 58” (146cm) x 66” (166cm), but there are also planning sheets for a single (twin) bed option, a baby quilt and a cushion. Included in the instructions are suggestions for back and binding, detailed diagrams/photographs for cut and piecing your quilt, as well as tips and hints for working with upcycled shirts. A percentage of profit from every pattern sold goes to women makers in developing countries. Happy quilting! Instagram hashtag: #stripweavequilt +++++ This pattern is not intended for commercial use – that is, items cannot be made from the pattern for resale. Copying this pattern for commercial use is also not permitted unless prior consent has been given in writing. In purchasing this pattern you agree to abide by these conditions.

Recommended with this pattern

  • thrifted shirts
  • batting
  • wadding

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Quilt patterns for mindful makers. I love to travel – seeking out local textile traditions and techniques passed down through generations. I enjoying learning from these makers, sharing their stories and helping to keep their crafts alive.