August 29, 2011

Quilting Time

 Making a T-shirt Quilt (in steps):
  1. Cut out t-shirts using a cardboard rectangle as a pattern (mine was 13" X 17")
  2. Line back of each t-shirt rectangle with interfacing
  3. Lay out pattern you want for quilt out of t-shirt rectangles (I had enough for a oversize queen)
  4. Pin together columns of t-shirt rectangles and sew (1/2 -1" seam allowance)
  5. Pin together columns and sew to create your quilt top
  6. Find a piece of fabric large enough to cover back of quilt or made quilt double-sided
  7. Putting right sides of quilt and back fabric together, place batting on top of quilt side
  8. Sew around entire piece leaving 2 1/2 feet opening at bottom of quilt
  9. Turn quilt right side out, using hold at bottom of quilt
  10. Pin and topstitch around entire quilt (I used a 1/4" seam allowance)
  11. Sew across top and sides of each t-shirt rectangle to finish OR outline each design on t-shirt rectangle OR both OR tie each corned or t-shirt rectangle in place using yarn, etc. (It is really up to you how you want to finish it as each way will yield a different look.)
  12. Put on a bed and showcase your t-shirt memories!