This has been the year for T-Shirt quilts! Here’s the fourth t-shirt quilt that I’ve been commissioned to make. This 20 shirt quilt is for Steph, a recent high school graduate. Her mom brought me the shirts, Steph’s diagram for the layout and a general idea for fabric. Working at a quality quilt shop helps with fabric buying!
One of the things I love about making t-shirt quilts is using shirts with a some wear and tear, a stain or a little hole. Another thing is the product I use for the interfacing, Pellon Easy-Knit Fusible. A wrinkled and rumpled t-shirt will become smooth and pliable. The interfacing is a must when it come to quilting.
And I love quilting Swirl and Curl!
Here’s the 3rd quilt that I quilted after I got my longarm in 2004! Barbara of Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop made it, using my son’s t-shirts left behind when he went off to college. The stars points are folded, which is fun dimensional accent but not fun to quilt with a longarm because the hopping foot gets caught!
The quilt was on display in the shop before I gave it to him for Christmas in 2005.
Are you making a t-shirt quilt? You can find more pictures of t-shirt quilts by scrolling down to the tag cloud and clicking on t-shirts.
Thanks! Linda 🙂