Friday, June 22, 2012
Covered in Memories
This is my daughter's best buddy, Hannah, with the t-shirt quilt I made her for graduation. So many of you have inquired about the custom t-shirt quilts that I make that I want to provide you with some information if you want to make your own. The book that I use is out of print but I ordered one from the Shabby Fabrics website that looks fabulous. The key is to back the t-shirts with a very light weight fusible interfacing so that they don't stretch when you cut them. Interfacing allows you to use a very well worn and loved t-shirt as well because it gives the extra strength. The quilt normally has 20-25 12" squares but I used around 35 t-shirts for my son's quilt by cutting and piecing more than one shirt per block. The possibilities are endless.
I have been asked other sewing questions recently and would like to do a question and answer post. If you have a question for me, any type of question (sewing or otherwise), leave me a comment today and I will answer all questions in one post next week. Happy Friday!