My aunt came to me late last year (2011) and asked me if I would consider making a t-shirt quilt for my cousin who is getting married this June (2012). I had made “sort of a quilt” a few years back but it was very simple! It actually only had a front and back panel with the batting inside. It’s a very cool blanket actually, LOL!
Well, I told my aunt that I would make the quilt and then set out to figure out what making a t-shirt quilt would entail.
It turned out I was gonna need a rotary cutter, quilting rulers and a cutting mat. I had never used any of those things so not only did I have to go and look for these items but I had to learn to use them as well. That was interesting.
A lady from the crochet small group I attend also suggested a website. I looked through that website and that is really what got me through this entire experience. The website had tutorial videos! I stayed up one night into the next morning watching those videos and the next day I began my t-shirt quilt adventure!
If you are interested in making your own t-shirt quilt here is a link to that website. The woman doing the tutorial is pretty detailed and really explains things so I totally recommend it:
Here are some pictures of the process:
It was a lot of work to make this baby but it was so much fun too! I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to learn something new. I guess I need to get started on one of my own. We have so many t-shirts in our house that I can’t throw away because they hold a memory.
Have a great week!!