How to Make a T-Shirt Quiltcomments (15) August 11th, 2008
I am proud to say that my summer project is complete and just in time, might I add, since I will be heading back to school this coming weekend. I wanted to offer a tutorial for my quilt as a final goodbye and good luck to all you crafters out there.
Now, I should definitely specify that given my time constraints and inexperience I cut some corners (both literally and figuratively) in putting together this final product. I did not bind the quilt because I was intimidated by all of the instructions I found for binding. Unfortunately, Mary Ray's "How to Make Mitered Corners for Bindings" came out just a few days too late because I think her awesome tutorial would have given me the courage to give it a try. Regardless, you can apply binding and quilting techniques to your t-shirt quilt if you're up to the challenge.
|Get more T-shirt projects:
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• How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan
• How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts
• How to Make a Headband from an Old T-Shirt
How to Make a T-shirt Quilt
- 24 cotton t-shirts (this was for a 4 x 6 square quilt for a twin-size bed). You may want extras so that you can decide to leave some out at the end if they don't fit your color scheme.
- fabric scraps galore (these should be strips of fabric, up to 14" in length, in widths from 1-4")
- large piece of fabric for backing (2 yards (72") by 3 yards (108") gave me enough extra to make a border for the front as well)
- rotary cutter, cutting mat, long plexi-glass ruler, and scissors
- sewing machine, pins, and thread
- iron and fusible interfacing
- heavy-weight batting
- 3 skeins of embroidery thread in a neutral tone and an embroidery needle