So I had heaps of old t-shirts from festivals, concerts and travelling that were super sentimental, but old, worn or didn’t fit anymore :(
I couldn’t bear to throw them out, yet they were taking up so much space…
Solution – the t-shirt quilt!! This was quite a big project and took I would estimate about 15hours all up. The most complicated part was the border. Now I’ve done it once it’ll be so much easier to do again (cause obviously I have more than 20 squares of these babies!!)
You don’t need much sewing experience just a bit of patience and creativity, give it a go! :D
For those interested the basic procedure is:
Get a stack of tees. Buy some iron on interfacing to make them stiff. Decide on square size (I did about 30cm by 30cm) and number of squares. Make a template to trace the squares. Leave extra space for hems.
Cut out all squares and interfacing and iron together. Decide on positioning of squares.
Sew all the columns (face to face), iron hems, then sew those columns all together to make the quilt.
Now sew fleece onto the back around the edges and hand sew in the centre (unless you have a long arm sewing machine) this is called ‘tying the quilt’.