More Fabulous T-Shirt Quilts

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The T-shirt quilts keep on coming! This time from one of our own, CRAFT & MAKE’s Managing Editor, Shawn Connally.

Shawn writes:

Bruce has boxes and boxes of old tees that he always swore he would make a quilt out of someday. But he can’t even sew a button on! So I took matters into my own hands (well, a fabulous quiltmaker’s hands), and had one made for him a couple of years ago.

See more photos of the beautiful T-shirt quilt on Shawn’s flickr set here – Link.

4 thoughts on “More Fabulous T-Shirt Quilts

  1. CapitalSewandSew says:

    This may be a redundant comment/question – I thought I had posted it earlier this weekend but don’t see it…
    This is one of the most wonderful t-shirt quilts I have seen. As a mother of a 17 year old headed to college soon I am determined to have his “t-shirt collection” travel with him! This is a great idea!
    Did you interface each t-shirt square? If yes, with what product? Did you do the quilting? If yes, how? If no, who then?
    Thanks so much for sharing this project!
    Laura Lee

  2. Deb says:

    My sisters and I are in the process of making several t-shirt quilts. We put Pelon 906F interfacing on the back of each of the shirts we were going to use in the quilt. (Walmart had it for $1.66 a yard, but we got it at JoAnn Fabrics for $1.25 per yard with our trusty ½ off coupon.) The directions I had read, recommended using a pressing cloth to iron on the Pelon. Don’t bother. It works much quicker and stays on much better to iron directly on the interfacing itself. It gave a stability to the shirt and made cutting out the desired size and “framing” each with the quilting fabric much easier. We “framed” each t-shirt with cotton fabric to create a standard size to all the t-shirts since they all had designs of a different size. The quilting fabric also gave a cohesiveness look to the quilt.

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