I need to make some T shirt quilts. I volunteered to make a memory quilt for my uncle's family when he suddenly passed away a week and a half ago or so. I came home with a whole garbage bag full of tshirts. I know they need stabilizer and I'll be doing a little research here before I jump in.
What kind of stabilizers do you all use? Iron on? Sew On? Do you keep the stabilizer on until the top is pieced and then take it off? Do you keep it on the whole time?
I was also thinking about putting simple coping strips of plain fabrics around the tshirts to add some color to it. Maybe some masculine decorator fabric I have around that to add some sashing. All the t-shirts are very plain. Mostly gray with yellow logo from his job...but they are all very old and faded. I want to kick them up a notch. But, before I jump in, I want to know about all things stabilizers. I know nothing about them.
I take that back, I know different types exist for embroidery....that's the extent of my knowledge.