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 usually do not want to part with those t shirts after all these years. Like pictures, t-shirts maintain memories of a time when… Jeffery trainers

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 college or university shirts or the ones saved from high college 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 duvet. 

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

Her boy was the student in my classroom, my years ago. As I lower, 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 created using the days and nights of joys and tranquility with their son.

Aged shirts transformed into a t-shirt quilt can be a duration of remembrances.

Here are a few pointers to follow along with when making your t-shirt quilt:

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

Earliest, check your tee t shirts to make certain 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 tee shirt, jersey 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 umbrella, approx. 64″ x 82″ – 4 across times 5 down
30 tops is likely to make a full size quilt, approx. 82″ times 96″ – 5 across x 6 down.
thirty eight shirts could make a full size quilt, approx. 96″ x 96″ – 6th across x 6 down.
42 shirts will make a king size umbrella, approx 110″ x 96″ – 7 across times 6 down.

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

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

Stage 3 – Fabric for Sashing/Border/Binding – Sashing whitening strips form a decorative main grid between each T-shirt wedge. Intend on 2″ sashing pieces (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 – Distinguish the front of the shirt from the spine. Help to make sure the shirt is smooth, iron if necessary. You want your clothing side to be bigger than 15 inches rectangular – ideally bigger than 17 inches to fit the interfacing. After you apply the interfacing you will cut the clothing square to the desired size. (Mentioned in dexterity 2)

Step 5 – Fusing – Cut interfacing to a 17″ pillow. Don’t piece the interfacing, it will eventually show through. Situation the interfacing with the resin side down on the wrong side of the t-shirt, trying to center the design as much as possible. Stick to the manufacturer’s instructions for fusing directly to the backside of each Jacket. Use a press fabric so you don’t get any glue on your iron. Beware of lines and wrinkles – once cool they won’t come out!