New Addition: My newest quilt finished in 2014 for the Harley Davidson lover in my family.
This collection of T-shirts was soooo large I decided to make a two-sided quilt. This was great for including all the favorites but proved to be a challenge when matching the two sides together!
Not recommended for a first try.
If any of you are like me, you have lots and lots of T-shirts that have sentimental value and have been in your possession for years but you just dont wear them anymore. Maybe you keep them in dresser drawers taking up valuable space from clothes you actually wear, or maybe they are in boxes in the attic or garage, or hanging in every closet of the house. Maybe you've even considered finally getting rid of them after all these years...WELL DON"T ... here is a great solution!
Make a warm, cozy, T-shirt Quilt and keep the memories without taking up all your drawer space.
A personal T-shirt quilt provides:
Tears of joy,
Sparks of memories,
Gifts of love for any and all occasions, and
An outlet for creative thinking and design.
This project requires little money because you are primarily using materials you already have on hand i.e.) T-shirts, a blanket, a sheet, all your leftover thread and yarn from previous sewing projects, time, and your brain. The only expense required for this project is medium weight iron-on interfacing. This quilt is great because you can just throw it in the washer and dryer. It can be made any size from a small lap-throw to a king-size bedspread depending on the collection of T-shirts chosen.
I am working on my 4th T-shirt quilt, but I am always learning better techniques for creating a great, usable finished product. By no means are my methods the final say in T-shirt quilt construction and any suggestions are welcome to improve the method. If you are looking for an exact step-by-step pattern for T-shirt quilt creation, this is not it. Every T-shirt quilt will come out differently so be creative, resourceful, and make a personal heirloom.