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« on: September 10, 2012 07:21:11 AM »

I wanted to share this, because I love it to death and I'm really proud of it!



Basically, it's exactly as it sounds...a quilt made out of old t-shirts. I wanted to keep them, because of the memories, but most were too worn and stained to actually wear. This way, they live on! I used other old clothes to fill the spaces, and fusible interfacing to back the tees onto.

If anyone else wants to make one, I found it super helpful to use a rotary cutter. I got more precise blocks that way. I also found that it was easiest to make smaller blocks and strips, and then sew those together. That way, it looks random, but it was kind of easier to keep it together, if that makes sense.

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I also have a few more "in progress" pics on my blog, if anyone is interested: http://daniellegriffin.com/2012/09/03/project-quilt-made-from-old-t-shirts/
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 08:03:55 AM »

I really like how its all sporadic.  My daughter wants to do this with some of her shirts, just need a few more to add to the pile.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012 09:46:39 AM »

I have been wanting to do something like this. About how many t-shirts did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012 10:46:15 AM »

I used 14 tees total, plus some other old clothes. I had 2 pairs of pajama pants, 2 blouses, a couple pairs of jeans, plus some ends of jeans and pants that I hemmed (I'm short!) I didn't use all of the clothes...I have lots left to make other upcycled projects. Also, I wear a size XS, so my clothes are small and it took more of them to fill out the quilt.

I forgot to add that I used a cheap, fleece Ikea blanket as batting, and an old sheet to back it. The entire thing is upcycled!
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012 07:52:14 AM »

this is great! I've been hording old awesome tshirts for almost a year in hopes of making a Tshirt blanket. I was stumped wondering about the batting and back to use, and an old fleece blanket and sheet is the perfect solution! Thanks for the tips !
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013 05:53:44 AM »

WOW what a nice idea!!! I'd like to do this with a lot of my scrap cloths too!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013 09:24:38 AM »

Love this!  I'm in the middle of backing my first t-shirt quilt and I can't wait to make another one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 02:25:20 AM »

Thanks everyone!

I might make a second, slightly larger one for my boyfriend...but I need more shirts haha.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013 09:38:59 AM »

I think you've done a terrific job on this quilt.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013 08:01:22 AM »

That is so great!  I love all the sizes of the patches.  I'm also hoarding shirts to do one myself. 
It looks awesome!
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