Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The T-Shirt Quilt

Here is a little preview of the T-Shirt quilt I have been working on for Ashley. She gave me everything right before we moved to NC and then I lost my sewing machine pedal. After a six month hiatus, I finally picked it up and starting working on it again! To be honest, I was a little intimidated by not only the size, but the material. T-Shirts are very stretchy and curl a little. Once I started on it I gained my confidence back and its been smooth sewing!!

The kitchen is my work space. I would do it all in my sewing room but......

My sewing machine is actually in my closet. :) Hey, whatever works!

It is going to be quite big. This is laid out on a queen sized bed.

I thought it needed a bit of a border so I got some jersey to frame in the squares.

The top and the bottom are done, but I ran out of material to put the middle together. Then I just have to put the batting and backing on and its finished!

I tried everything to get the little squares from the fronts of the shirts to work in the quilt. All my ideas either made it look tacky, or weren't possible to get all the squares to line up. I thought about something cute to do with them that she might like and came up with a few ideas. I first thought about a pillow to match the blanket, but since the material is so stretchy, that wouldn't work. I guess I should mention that Ashley is very organized. Now what would somebody who is organized enjoy??????





A BAG!!!! I know I should have asked what she wanted, but I really wanted to surprise her. :)

I even threw in a zippered pocket! I hope she likes it.


  1. I LOVE IT!!! Yea!! You are the best! The quilt looks awesome, too! I am totally going to link to this post. So excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!