I preface this instructable by saying I know nothing whatsoever about quilting, and only the basics about sewing, so this was largely made up as I went along. The finished quilt is very big and heavy and warm and has borne up well under moderate use and gentle cleaning for about a decade now. I only have pictures of the finished quilt but will try to indicate in the photos the order of the steps as described.
What you'll need:
- A sewing machine
- A piece of cardboard with a cut 10"x10" window
- A Sharpie
- Fabric Scissors
- 70 t-shirt squares
- approx. 70 square feet of quilt batting (bought a couple rolls at JoAnn's fabrics)
- approx. 70 square feet of fleece (also bought at JoAnn's)
- A couple spools of thread, same color as fleece
- 54 large safety pins
- a box of large straight pins
Step 1: Cut up the Shirts
I used mostly squares with printing on them, but it might also be nice to have some solid colors by cutting up blank squares from the opposite sides of the shirts. Obviously you can also have larger or smaller squares if you prefer.