I started collecting the shirts for this quilt when my girl was in elementary school. I am including school shirts, sports and choir shirts and even a shirt from the school university she will be attending in the fall :)
In case you missed the beginning of this project:
Part 1 - Preparing the T-Shirt Blocks
Part 2 - Completing the Quilt Top
Now on to Part 3 - Quilting and Binding
The finished quilt is 68x88 inches and is large enough to fit on a standard sizes dorm bed. The materials listed are what you will need to complete the entire quilt.
- 15 clean t-shirts
- 7 yds of lightweight Pellon fusible interfacing
- 1 3/4 yds red flannel
- 1/2 yd white flannel
- 7 yds black flannel
- straight pins
- Twin Size 72"X90 Low Loft Batting
- 2'' Black Satin Blanket Binding - 2 packages
- Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set includes cutting mat, rotary cutter and grid ruler
- Omnigrid 12-1/2-Inch-by-12-1/2-Inch Quilter's Square
- Rowenta Effective 1600W Steam Iron
- ironing board
- Fiskars 8 Inch Spring Action Scissors
- Brother XL-3030 Sewing Machine
- Dritz(R) Curved Safety Pins
After finishing the quilt top, you should have about 5 1/3 yds of black flannel remaining. Cut the piece in half so you have two (approximately 2 2/3 yd) pieces. Create the back of the quilt by sewing the two pieces together, lengthwise using 1/2 inch seam allowance. Press the seam open.
You can quilt designs into the sashing strips and borders if you feel like being fancy. Since I only have a standard sized sewing machine and a relatively small work area, I chose to "stitch in the ditch." If you haven't heard this term before, it means you stitch along the seams where two pieces of fabric are joined.
By doing stitch in the ditch to quilt this piece it will create a simple, inconspicuous grid of quilting.