Hmmmm maybe ask her to purchase the supplies you need like batt, thread etc?
There is a fabulous T-shirt quilt tutorial that uses a gridded fusible making it fast and easy ...
http://www.crookednickel.com/index.html a great video, bottom right of the page.
I bought a bolt of gridded fusible 50% off at Joanns but still have NOT made the quilt for my grandson YET! Tho I am anxious to try this method.
I also saw somewhere, that a person used the backs of the t-shirts for the back of the quilt ... recycling at its best.
Another video, same company / product but different results for a regular quilt, could be adapted for t-shirt quilt.
Her name is also Sue, that is NOT me, I'm not affiliated in anyway with this company.
That's so nice of you to this for your co-worker.. It'll turn out great. Post the results, please.
Here is one that I made as a souvenir from a cruise our family took. It was way simple as I did not do any sashing or quilting. This was my first attempt, but it would give you some ideas. I plan to make one for my daughter out of her school shirts when she graduates.
I agree in keeping the mom in the loop through out the whole process, then there are no surprises at the end. Your vision may be different from her vision.
Now that you have jumped in, make it a nice swim and don't fret about little fish.
Don't foget the QB is here to help keep you centered during a task like this.
Über-I love your saying about enjoying the swim.
My DD made a T-shirt quilt for me using Andrea T. Funk's book "How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt". A 4" grid is used so you can incorporate different size logos. The book does not suggest using a stabilizer on the back of the shirts, butAttachment 392543 using a ball-point needle to sew through the shirts. Not having to stabilize the shirts saves a lot of time. I've posted my quilt on here, but don't know how to give you a link so I'll post the picture again.
Lots of good advice here about having your co-worker kept involved in all the purchasing of fabric etc. I have made 4 t-shirt quilts now and I really like using stabilizer. I use the most lightweight iron-on 'pellon' I can find and I iron it on after I cut out a larger than needed part of the tee plus I leave the neckline part on to help it keep its shape until pellon is on. Attached are pics of two of the ones I have made just to give you ideas.
I make a ton of Tshirt quilts. I make them boring but my pricing is much better than others in my area. I sash all my tshirts with black Moda marble, do a small inner border with the black marble, then piano keyboard border with the left over Tshirt knits. I ask $22 per shirt for a finished product.
Be very careful. If you don't enjoy doing it, it will become a second job that you dread, then you will dread seeing the person you are making it for. Personally, I'd show her how you made yours and offer to help her make the quilt for her daughter. If you are still stuck making it, then have her buy all the materials needed at the very least.
I'd also show her sites who make t-shirt quilts professionally, like this one: http://www.lovethemquilts.com/ You can check out her pricing and some of ones she's made.