Introduction: Quilted Patchwork Tee

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Re-purpose last years old t-shirts into re-newed  fashion!

Have a t-shirt exchange and gather fabric scraps from dated clothing with cool patterns to make this hip fashion re-do. Give grandma a much overdue visit and ask for any fabric scraps she may have lying around. This is also an awesome idea how to save a fav tee you may have stained or torn. 

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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You will need:

Old fabric remnants/scraps made from old clothing
Old t-shirt (w or w/out design) to convert to new
Rotary cutter and cutting board or scissors
Sewing machine

Step 2: Cut Fabric

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1. Using your rotary cutter or scissors, cut fabric into strips measuring roughly 2 1/2 to 3 inches in width. Length can vary between 5-12 inches.*
2. Arrange strips and cut excess into square.

*Note: If you are covering an image on the old t-shirt measure the design and arrange the strips to cover the design.

Step 3: Sew Fabric Strips

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1.  Place your strips right sides facing. 
2. Sew the strips together with at least a 1/4 inch seam allowance. 
3. Iron the finished square so the block lays  flat.

Step 4: Apply Design

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1. Turn t-shirt inside out.
2. Place right side of fabric square down and pin sides to t-shirt making sure placement covers design in front.
3. Sew perimeter of square with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and turn shirt right side out. 

Step 5: Cut and Voila!

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1. Measure an inch inward from the stitch.
2. Cut the t-shirt following the inch allowance.*

*Be o-so-very careful not to cut through the fabric square behind. 


McFeisty (author)2016-04-17

What? No steps about finishing the raw edges of the original shirt?

And there's no quilting, it is just a patchwork piece, perhaps the title should be changed.

Great instructable, except for those issues.

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