Sunday, January 31, 2010

The T-Shirt Quilt: The saga begins

Steve and I had a lot of t-shirts taking up space in our dresser drawers. They couldn't exactly join the Pile-Of-Goodwill-Clothes-That-Never-Gets-Taken because the majority of these shirts contained nostalgic value. So, just in case I didn't have enough projects to work on, Saturday marked the beginning of a T-Shirt Quilt.

I found some directions online but ended up just doing my own thing. I cut a 12x12 template out of cardboard and used it to trace squares on the t-shirts. Some of the shirts had designs on the front and back, so that was great for getting extra squares. I ended up with 20 squares - enough to make a decently-sized quilt. Then I sewed 1 3/4" strips of muslin to the edges to make a sashing and...there you go. I'm most definitely not (and shall I repeat not) a quilter, but this is a fun project that doesn't require too much accuracy. Now all that remains is to put the batting and backing on, tie the quilt, and bind it.

All that remains. Oof.


CPMJen said...

I can't believe he doesn't want his Macabee beer shirt anymore... ;)

Lisa said...

That is made of awesome! Now, I want to get out my 10,000 12X12 t-shirt squares that have been waiting in a box for the past 20 years to be sewn into a quilt!

Sara said...

This is coolness personified!!

Laura said...

SO awesome!

BeckyLove said...

I like and I am inspired... <3

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