Ok. So this is not exactly a current project. It is one that I finished about a year ago. Making a T-shirt quilt had been on my bucket list for many, many years. I had started making one with all of my high school-related shirts, but lost interest and ended up throwing everything away. (my one regret in life... jk).
Once I bought my sewing machine last year (using gift cards from our wedding), I went straight to work on a quilt using shirts from my college days. And I love it! --- I have it wrapped around me right now!
Here's what I used:
- T-shirts cut into rectangles (other options: squares & triangles)
- quilt batting -- enough for the area of your quilt
- comfy fabric for the back --- enough for the area of your quilt (I used jersey knit fabric because it is so comfy!)
- embroidery floss to connect all the fabric layers
- and of course, thread & a sewing machine
Here's What I did: (I wish I had more pictures to show.
- organize the t-shirt squares in a way that I liked (I wanted to stagger colors while keeping someone of a theme for each row [i.e. RA shirts, mission trips, wing shirts, etc]).
- pin the squares together by column & sew seams
- sew the columns together
- keeping that layer with the fabric designs faced up, lay the back layer then the batting on top.
- make sure the edges of each layer are aligned
- pin the three layers together
- machine sew around the whole thing EXCEPT for about the length of one square
- flip the quilt inside out through the opening you left
- hand sew the opening closed.
- using the embroidery floss, connect the three layers together at each intersection of the squares
- and be comfy & nostalgic
Click here for a list of Easy Sewing Projects, a post I wrote for Little House Living.