Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How do you make a t-shirt quilt?

  1. #1
    shopbelt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    551
    A friend asked me today about how to make an t-shirt memory quilt. I have never made one. Can anyone give her some advice on what to do? Do you use Pellon fuseable shirt weight?

  2. #2
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,426
    Check the web, many good instructions sites as well as here on this board.

    Here's just one:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Quilt-from-Tee-Shirts

  3. #3
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,950
    Blog Entries
    1
    The key is to support the T-shirt with interfacing because the t-shirt material is too flexible and will distort without backing. Most of the ones I have seen were sashed.

  4. #4
    shopbelt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    551
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    The key is to support the T-shirt with interfacing because the t-shirt material is too flexible and will distort without backing. Most of the ones I have seen were sashed.
    I thought that's what needed to be done. Thanks for your help!

  5. #5
    Senior Member katiescraftshop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Upstate New york
    Posts
    521
    I've made them before with fusible interfacing on the backs. I like to iron the t-shirt, stabilize it, then cut it to the size I've already decided on. (if your making a 15 inch block stabilizer should be cut larger) I don't use sashing on these either. I generally back them with fleece as well in a favorite color or something that goes with the majority of the t-shirts.

  6. #6
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    17
    Good info!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.