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Topic: T-shirt quilt...Need some help putting it together!  (Read 2120 times)
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« on: March 14, 2007 05:50:44 PM »

So, I sewed all of the pieces together, but now I don't know how to attach it to the polarfleece.  Huh I also backed all of the tshirts with an iron-on backing to keep them from stretching out.  Check out the photos and see what you think.  I would really like some suggestions!  Grin










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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007 06:08:25 PM »

When I made a t-shirt quilt I sewed it to the backing around the edges (like a pillow case)--no actual "quilting" was done with stitching or yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007 06:21:13 PM »

Awesome job!

That's what I would also suggest. Stitch around the two pieces and leave a small opening on one side to turn it right side out. I would add ties to the corners of each block like you would tie a quilt. That way the back and front won't shift around.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007 06:24:08 PM »

Your quilt looks great so far!  Good job!

You have at least two options.  You can place the t-shirts and the backing fleece right sides together, sew the edges together leaving a gap, and flip it right-side-out (the pillow case method kitshbitch suggested).  You can also place the t-shirts and the backing fleece wrong sides together with batting between them, and quilt the layers together.  With this option, you sew binding (a narrow strip of fabric) on the edges to cover the raw edges up.

I did the pillow case method for my first quilt and tied it about every foot.  I think it's better to quilt it because the layers don't shift as much.  I put batting in my first quilt, and it has really shifted and bunched over the years.
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