T-Shirt Quilt and Directions

A t-shirt quilt story and directions for making your own quilt.

You have a dresser drawer or closet packed with old tee shirts. It is time to eliminate and make room for going shopping for those after 4th of July sales. Maybe you just find it is merely time to clean but you really do not want to part with those t shirts after all these years. Like pictures, t-shirts keep memories of a time when… makeyourowntshirt.com.au

So what can be done with the pile on the floor of the multiple colors and sizes of old t-shirts from either your children’s days playing sports or little league? What about your old school shirts or the ones saved from high university activities. Those have to mean something or they still would not be in the back of your closest. 

Instead of tossing all of these great memories, saved for so long, turn them into a t-shirt umbrella.

I worked on a t-shirt quilt for a friend, whose son handed away a few years ago. T-shirts are not only memories now they are gifts of times shared that can never be returned.

Her kid was the student in my classroom, my years ago. As I minimize, iron, sew, and duvet memories of a young man flood as well as make me laugh. As the quilter, My spouse and i is very happy to be able employ my talents so that the family will be able to snuggle under the quilt made out of the days and nights of joys and tranquility with their son.

Outdated shirts transformed into a t-shirt quilt can be a duration of recollections.

Here are a few pointers to adhere to when making your t-shirt quilt:

The instructions are based on a 15″ finished block T-shirt block. The duvet will eventually have the same sized quilt block out with fabric sashing between the shirt/ blocks and a fabric border.

Initially, check your tee tops to be sure that the designs will match a 15″ square. Sizes: all sizes include 1/2″ sashing and a 2″ border and are based on a 14 1/2″ finished shirt block. If the t-shirts are less space-consuming than the above mentioned size, sewing shirts together can form one block.

doze shirts will make a throw-size quilt, approx. 48″ x 64″ – 3 across x 4 down.
20 shirts will make a twin size duvet, approx. 64″ x 82″ – 4 across times 5 down
30 t-shirts could make a full size quilt, approx. 82″ a 96″ – 5 across x 6 down.
thirty six shirts could make a full size quilt, approx. 96″ x 96″ – six across x 6 down.
42 shirts will make a king size umbrella, approx 110″ x 96″ – 7 across back button 6 down.

Step one particular – Select Shirts – Guarantee the shirts are clean and not tarnished.

Step 2 – Cortacircuitos Interfacing – Each clothing must be backed with non-woven fusible interfacing in order to avoid it from stretching. Order heavyweight fusible Pellon iron-on interfacing. Good quality allows less stretching of the t-shirts. Buy enough for 17″ per shirt. Straightener on first before reducing the shirts to the required square size.

Stage 3 – Fabric for Sashing/Border/Binding – Sashing pieces form a decorative main grid between each T-shirt wedge. Consider 2″ sashing strip (1/2″ when finished) between the blocks, 2 1/2″ strips (2″ when finished) for the border, and additional fabric for the binding.

Step 4 – Cutting Shirts – Split the front of the shirt from your back. Help to make sure the shirt is smooth, iron if necessary. You want your t-shirt side to be much larger than 15 inches main market square – ideally bigger than 17 inches to fit the interfacing. After you apply the interfacing you will cut the tee shirt square to the desired size. (Mentioned in balance 2)