Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt

January 16, 2018

Turn that stack of old T-shirts into something you love.

We all have them – piles of old T-shirts stashed in closets or drawers, saved with the hope that someday you’ll transform them into something special. Well here’s that something, and it’s something you’ve been wanting to make: a T-shirt quilt! See how Laura at Trash To Couture refashioned a stack of her husband’s sports Ts into a one-of-a-kind quilt that’s not only cozy, but packed with fond memories, too.

Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt

Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt First, you’ll need a stack of Ts and your basic Dritz® sewing supplies (pins, etc.). Next, clear a space at your Omnigrid® cutting station (mat, ruler and rotary cutter) and you’re ready to get started.

Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt In general, here is how to make a T-shirt quilt:

  • cut and even out the logo area from each shirt using your Omnigrid® tools;
  • apply fusible interfacing to the back of each block;
  • lay your blocks out and plan placement;
  • sew/serge the blocks beginning with rows.

Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt Next:

  • sew/serge rows together to complete your quilt top;
  • place the quilt top onto batting and trim/sew;
  • create a backing to measure quilt top;
  • pin and sew.

That’s how to make a T-shirt quilt in a nutshell. For the full tutorial, finishing instructions and supply list, visit Trash To Couture.

Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt T-shirts quilts are nothing new. They’re popular because we all tend to have so many T-shirts that we just can’t part with: T-shirts celebrating college days, festivals & concerts, sports, etc.

A T-shirt quilt is a simple DIY project that is so satisfying to complete because it serves as an homage to the glory days!  They make fantastic gifts, too – great for your graduate, kids and spouse.

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We hope we’ve inspired you to make that T-shirt quilt you’ve been thinking about!


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