Friday, April 15, 2011

More T-Shirt Quilts!

Right now, I'm working on two t-shirt quilts.  Every time I make one, I find it more and more enjoyable.  There's something very satisfying about taking a person's old yet precious t-shirts and making them into something new and useful again.  I picture all the places they went with their owner, all the memories they hold.  I'm nostalgic that way.

Here is a preview of the first quilt.

The top of this one is almost complete.  It needs some borders, and then it will be ready to be quilted.

I'll post progress on the second one soon.  Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!!


  1. Cool quilt! I'm starting on a t-shirt quilt with only 6 shirts, so I'm added fabric around each shirt. Do you have any tips or advice?

  2. Looks great! So do you use a stabilizer? I started 3 baby clothes quilts and there were several jersey knits that I'm working with. I actually framed some t-shirts with cotton fabric. I'm hoping I don't run into trouble when i start piecing them all together. I've found that making the blocks so far, I haven't needed any stabilizer. (hoping I haven't screwed these up by not using any!) How do you quilt these? I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. Can you meander stipple stitch on a t-shirt quilt?? I'm starting to think these baby quilts I'm working on are actually more knits than cottons.

  3. Maybe I'll just have to hire you to finish my t-shirt quilt from... oh... when was it that you started sewing at your kitchen table in Waco and I thought I'd try too but never picked it up again? Fall 2008? :o)