I have started the t-shirt quilt that I posted about last time. This will be for a close family friend. The oldest daughter is graduating from high school in May. Many years ago, I told her mom to save t-shirts so that I could make a t-shirt quilt for her graduation and now it is right around the corner! How time flies!
I didn't take pictures of the pile of t-shirts that I received before I anxiously started working on the project. The first thing I did was to measure the printed areas of the t-shirts that I was going to use. Then I translated those numbers to graph paper and cut out little paper blocks and started to arrange them to see how they fit together and where I needed fillers.
The 2 blank areas are reserved for 2 t-shirt that I'm waiting to receive.
The next step I took was to cut (slightly oversized) the t-shirt areas and some lightweight fusible interfacing for each piece. I ironed it on the back to stop the stretch of the t-shirt material.
Here ↑ is what is cut and on the design wall so far
and here ↓ is the pile with the few that I still need to cut.
Before sewing the blocks together, I will rearrange some to balance out the size and colors as best I can.
I'm enjoying the process so far! Hopefully my machine will like it too! Sewing
with t-shirt fabric is very different than quilting fabric!