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.

5 comments:

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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