Step 3: Sewing

1) Put 2 blocks back to back and sew 1 edge, at a half on an inch in, use the measurements on the sewing machine for guidance.

2) Then you can unfold it, and the two blocks will be joined together with a ridge between them.

3) Continue to sew the blocks together this way until you have a horizontal row.

4) Then sew the rest of the horizontal rows.

5) Once that is done, you can sew the horizontal rows together basically the same way; just sew each block to the one next to it to make a ridge just like you did with the last blocks. When you sew the horizontal rows together you will have to start and stop between the ridges, because most sewing machines can’t sew through that much fabric.

**If any of this is unclear please just leave me a comment, and I will try to explain it better**

<p>I was hoping for 12 X 12 blocks, but a couple of t-shirts are smaller and a couple are too big to place all in 12x12 block. What do I do? I am a beginner at this, just so you know. Thank you for your help!</p>
<p>do you need a glue like substance to make the t shirts to stretch to make a quilt?</p>
Hi there, enjoyed your instructions for making a T-shirt quilt. You never mentioned wether you lined it or batted it with anything. Also was the black color you used the fleese you were talking about. I did not understand about the ridge you made. Can you explain, please.
are you sewing the squares together with a plain straight stitch, a triple stitch, zig zag, or something else? my biggest issue with sewing knits is i hate using the zig zag stitch. what are your thoughts?
I hardly ever sew,&nbsp; so I am not even sure what stitch I used.&nbsp; I think it was a plain straight stitch, because it was just a straight line.&nbsp; Sorry I don't know much about sewing, but I think that the plain straight stitch will probably work.<br>
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Nice! I made my t-shirt quilt just around the time your instructable was published. I didn't fuss with the design, just cut freehand for a more random look...my t-shirts were also smaller so i had less to work with. I also lined the back with a jersey sheet and folded over in front for a finished look. Super awesome instructable!
That looks great!&nbsp; I like the idea of using a jersey sheet to back it.&nbsp;<br> <br> AI<br>
Very clever! I was wondering about 'just' sewing a three sided square, shove the fleece in, and seal up the fourth side of the square... then, sew all the squares together. What do you think?
Do you mean sew up three sides of a fleece backed t-shirt, and then put a square of fleece inside for extra warmth? Or T-shirts back to back, so you would have a double-sided quilt, with the fleece on the inside?<br> <br> I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but it sounds like it should work.&nbsp; If you make one I hope that you post pictures!<br> <br> AI<br>
I made one of these a couple summers ago, they are super comfortable, great for the drive-in and useful. I just couldn't throw my old shirts away. great instructions! :)
I just started mine and by that I mean picked out the tee shirts I'm going to use. I'll comment again when I finish :)
Sweet. I am looking forward to the pictures!<br> <br> AI
By the way, did the instructable make sense? Was it easy to follow?<br> Thanks,<br> AI<br>

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