Wednesday, May 15, 2013

T-Shirt Quilt...

A few years back I had heard about the T-Shirt Quilt....
I thought they would make nice keepsakes.
My grandma had made me a quilt out of scraps of clothing.... when my granddaughter saw it and I told her about the different cloths and what they use to be...she asked if I would make her a quilt like that....
I thought the t-shirt quilt would be a great memory quilt for the boys...
I was given some 'special shirts' to make one up
I looked online to see the "how to's.... and proceeded to cut the T'shirts apart. 
I ironed on a light weight interfacing to keep the knit from stretching...
We went with an informal pattern...so the squares were laid out and scraps of t-shirt were used to fill in missing holes in the quilt. Then all the pieces were sewn together.

The 'quilt' was wanted for more of a throw so a lightweight cordury backing was used without any batting.
Matching binding was sewing on.

And here is it the finished T-shirt Quilt finished


10 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea Bev, I love your finished quilt!

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  2. Gosh what a great idea - I loved that. sandie

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  3. You made it look so easy. I'm sure it wasn't. And what a great idea a great looking quilt!

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  4. Such a fun idea and it came out great!

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  5. Perfect and a great way to preserve memories.

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  6. that is so awesome...a wonderful keepsake...

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  7. That turned out great! I've yet to make a T-shirt quilt. A gal in town made one for her friend who had lost a child, the blocks were all the little guys clothes, mostly t-shirt materials. It was absolutely beautiful!

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  8. What a GREAT idea!!! I wish I had done this with Amber's synchro t shirts!!
    Yours turned out GREAT!!!

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