T-shirt quilt for Tim

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T-shirt quilt

T-shirt quilt

My daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first grandchild, so they have been doing a major clean out of their home.  One of the things they found were Tim’s high school t-shirts.  In August they sent me a box of 30 of his t-shirts so that I could make them into a quilt for Tim for Christmas.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

My daughter had pinned a t-shirt quilt she liked on Pinterest.  It was not just squares, but all sizes of blocks.  To start the quilt, I measured the printed sections of the t-shirt.  I used the fronts and backs of the t-shirts.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

I then made true to scale cut outs of the printed sections of the quilt, including the color of each section,

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

The next thing I did was cut the t-shirts up the sides and then cut off the sleeves.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

Here is the pile of rejected pieces of the t-shirts.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilts

Now this is where I forgot to take pictures of the progress.  This is the pile of shirts.  I ironed on the cheap $.99 iron-on interfacing on the back of all the shirts.  I then laid the “to scale”  pieces out like a jig-saw puzzle.  I can not help you out with this part, since every t-shirt quilt will be different.    I  laid the t-shirts out on the floor and sewed them together one square at a time.  I used some of the plain pieces of colored t-shirt pieces to fill in and add color.  Good luck with your t-shirt quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses »

  1. That is great, he must have loved it. Lucky guy!

    On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM, madisonzanecreations wrote:

    > madisonzanecreations posted: ” My daughter and son-in-law are > expecting our first grandchild, so they have been doing a major clean out > of their home. One of the things they found were Tim’s high school > t-shirts. In August they sent me a box of 30 of his t-shirts so that I > could “

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