Wednesday, February 28, 2018

T-shirt quilt

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!

I'm linking up to Linky Tuesday over at Freemotion by the River and To Do Tuesday at Stitch All The Things and WOW at Estheralui


  1. Dawn, I love all the different sized blocks there are. Looking forward to seeing it all put together.

  2. Hi Dawn,
    You are making great progress on your t-shirt quilt! I plan to get back to mine this coming week if all works out. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I love how you used graph paper to help figure out the layout! I haven't been brave enough to try a t-shirt quilt yet. Yours is looking fantastic!


Sweet sentiments