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.