T-shirt Transformations Galore

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lcampb Lilly Campbell, contributor
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The beginnings of my t-shirt quilt... these are my favorite squares so far!
This great t-shirt skirt design from a Crafster member is sweet and simple.
The beginnings of my t-shirt quilt... these are my favorite squares so far!

The beginnings of my t-shirt quilt... these are my favorite squares so far!

I wasn’t really planning on releasing this information to the public just yet but I suppose the time has come. My big summer project and what I hope will be the culmination of my summer crafting is finishing a t-shirt quilt that has been over a year in the making.  I have never quilted before but am lucky enough to have the assistance of my friend’s mom, an exceptional quilter, to walk me through the basics (like the concept of interfacing) and let me use way too many of her awesome fabric scraps. Of course, if any of you out there have t-shirt quilts in your past I'd love to hear from you too and see pictures of your finished creations!

At the same time, I have turned to the internet for ideas and inspiration and lo and behold, there are some great ideas out there for t-shirt transformation. I found this t-shirt skirt design from Craftster member Camilla Taylor that almost made me wish I hadn’t already cut up all those t-shirts… almost. There are also lots of sites with tutorials to rework t-shirts with a couple of simple snips and stitches. I recommend the “T-shirt Surgery” section of Ohmystars.net as well as WhatTheCraft’s “Clothing & Reconstruction Tutorials” for fun ways to transform tees with off-the-shoulder designs, puffed sleeves, hoods, ruffles, and more. But I would love to hear from you: what have you done with old t-shirts? What is the best t-shirt transformation design you've ever found?

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StatGirl writes: I haven't tried the t-shirt quilt yet, but I have saved some shirts that I'd like to do that with one day. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. I love your squares.

PS Thanks for the craftster link.
Posted: 1:24 pm on July 14th
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