Make a Tee Shirt Quilt in Class

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Tee shirt quilt- Here is the link to enroll!

This instruction will guide you in the purchase of materials to make a baby or small lap quilt in a tee shirt quilt class. The class will be 2 – 3 hour sessions with home work.

Step one- Each tee shirt would need to the steam pressed and stabilized to cut and sew. I found a nice interfacing to use from June Tailor. I estimate 1 pack per quilt.

Once stabilized, use a square up ruler or a see through ruler to fussy cut each tee shirt to approximately an 8” or 10” square.  The remaining tee shirt would be discarded unless you want the scraps.

Step two- Use a good 100% cotton broadcloth like Kona Bay for the sash.  You would need about 2 yards per quilt for sash.  Cut the fabric into 2 ½ strips to sash the blocks. I have a sample of a quilt that was created with corner stones. For a speedier sewing time in class I will eliminate the cornerstones and make the sash all one color.  We will piece the blocks into strips and then join the strips into rows. Make sure you trim the blocks when the sashing is added, so the sides are even. Once you have 4 rows of 5 blocks, piece the rows together. You will have a total of 20 blocks. The quilt will be approximately 50” X 62”.

Step 3- You would need about 4 yards to complete the quilt back. Backing would be a double faced prequilted fabric. I use the double faced fabric to eliminate the use of batting and backing.  The quilt top will be based to the backing with safety pins. Minimal outline quilting will be done to hold the layers together.

Step 4- Binding yardage was allowed in the sashing yardage. Cut 8 strips 45” X 3” for binding and piece the strips end to end. Press the binding in half lengthwise.  Fold under one edge short end and using a walking foot, piece the binding to the quilt from the wrong side using the width of the walking foot as a guide. Miter the corners.  Fold the folded edge to the right side and press. Pin in place. Top stitch the binding to finish.  


 Here is another link explaining tee shirt quilts!

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