My very first T-Shirt Quilt!

I’d always heard that T-Shirt Quilts were a pain in the ass to make. And so when I had a friend ask if anyone could make her a t-shirt quilt, I almost didn’t say anything. Almost.

Buuuuut I can’t resist. So I received about 25 shirts from her and picked out the best 16 of them. Out of the 16 I picked, 8 had little images on the front as well, so I cut those out and made a little throw pillow out of them too.

For the interfacing I used Pellon 911f (lightweight), and it worked great! The quilt really turned out beautifully. I had a bunch of time during an unexpected snow day we had back in January, and the quilt came together so quickly! I picked up some heavier fabric from JoAnns to go with it, which really turned out well because it worked well with the interfacing on the shirts.

img_1547I kept the design simple because this was my very first time attempting a t-shirt quilt and I didn’t want to mess it up.

So for this one it’s a simple 4×4 grid. But I love how this layout really emphasizes the shirts! In keeping with that theme the quilting is light purple and a simple loop.

I’m happy to report the recipient was very pleased with the final product!


Now that I know I can do this, I will definitely be saving my kiddo’s shirts for blankets. Probably 1 from each year. It was actually quite a bit of fun (although I’ve heard the worst part is the actual quilting, which I did “outsource” to a longarmer).


2 thoughts on “My very first T-Shirt Quilt!

  1. kenzelsfire says:

    I just started my 1st tshirt quilt. Most of the squares are cut but I was paused as I started to apply interfacing. I need to get back to work on it and I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours!


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