Monday, June 23, 2014

t-shirt quilt

I'm in the throws of a t-shirt quilt for my kids swim team coach, and I'm stuck on the quilting.  I'll probably end up doing a stipple, but would love some suggestions.  The black sashing is throwing me.

I hope I don't hurt any feelings, but I am not a fan of t-shirt quilts.  I do think it will be a nice quilt, with memories, but I would've loved to make a nice quilt and left the t-shirts out.


  1. Tshirt quilts can be a pain - but can be very meaningful! I'm a fan of this quilting design:

    I usually do it about 2.5-3 inches apart, like straight lines except not! Good luck!

  2. Oh, just throw something simple on there (grid inside the sashing?) and call it done. T-shirt quilts are my favorite, but not for how they look or how they finish - for how they feel! That's the true boon. Don't get hung up on the details!

  3. I've always wondered about T-shirt you starch them to keep the jersey from shifting?

  4. Did you put the pellon interface under the shirt to prevent stretching. When I make tshirt quilts I always use Pellon 950 interfacing. The shirts are flat, they never move or stretch and are easily quilted with a large meander.

  5. oh I love it! good job!!! my son recently gave me all his cross country and track shirts to make him a tshirt quilt, I am so terrified to start!


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