Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Up Next -- A T-Shirt Quilt

About a year ago (oh, alright, more than a year ago) while visiting family in St. Louis, I was asked to make a T-shirt quilt for my nephew.  I came home with two heavy boxes. Knowing that I wouldn't be able to get to it for a long while, I put them away.  The boxes were large, so into my sewing room closet they went. 

Now that I'm finished with some projects that were pressing to be done, I'm ready to start on this one.  I think.

I unpacked them yesterday. 

 Today, they all went into the wash.  

This will be my first T-shirt quilt, so I've been doing some research and talking to quilting friends.  I think I'm ready......

...... but, that's a LOT of shirts!


  1. Yea for you for tackling this project. My daughter has asked me to make one several times, and I even bought a how-to book, but I never got around to it. (My excuse was that she hadn't picked out the shirts she wanted me to use. Shame on me.) In my defense, I have made her other quilts. Good luck with this. You certainly will have enough to work with!!

  2. This is interesting. I hope you post often because I've often wondered how you decide which bits to use. Good luck in your new challenge!

  3. I've recently been asked to do a Tshirt quilt, which I've never done before either. I will be very interested to see how yours goes!

    That is a lot of shirts!

  4. You may have to pick and choose which ones to use. Just fair warning, t-shirt quilts are really heavy and warm. I've made one and love it, but we don't get much use out of it living here in Oklahoma.

  5. The first t-shirt quilt I made had 35 shirts. It's doable and it will be beautiful when it's finished.