DIY Basic T-SHIRT QUILT Tutorial- Part 1
In Part 1, we’ll look at how to make a basic t-shirt quilt, and in Part 2, we’ll talk about other options and creative touches. Baby Lock Sewing Machine. Lightweight Fusible Interfacing Backing (we’ll talk about how much in Step 9). How to interface each shirt: Cut u00bd yard pieces of interfacing per shirt. This will help to stabilize your shirt and ensure even and accurate cutting.
Sew your squares together to make your rows. Some people like to iron both seams one way to create a ridge to line up your seams when sewing your rows together. I like to iron seam allowances open.
If your quilt top is longer than the width of your backing fabric, you’ll need to sew a seam down the center. I used microfleece for my backing, but you can use anything soft and cozy. Cut your backing an inch or two larger than your quilt top so it doesn’t shrink ineffectively. Pinning the hole closed, folding the edges in as evenly and straightly as possible.
How many shirts do you need to make a blanket?
How do you make a Tshirt quilt for beginners?
- Before you begin to make the quilt, examine the shirts you plan to use and ask yourself a few questions.
- Cut Apart the T-Shirts. First, wash and dry the T-shirts.
- Map Out the Design.
- Trim the T-Shirt Panels.
- Fuse the Interfacing to the T-Shirts.
- Sew the Quilt.
What do you use for the back of a Tshirt quilt?
What kind of fabric can be used to make the back of a T-shirt quilt?
- 100% Cotton.
- 50% Polyester/50% Cotton.
- 100% Polyester.
- Minky Fabric.
- Blue Jean.
How many t shirts do you need to make a Tshirt quilt?
|Quilt Title||Approx. Size*||Est. # of T – shirts **|
|Large Lap||45” x 60”||12 or 16…|
|Twin||60” x “90 or 75” x 75” (long twin)||16, 20, 24, 25…|
|Full||75” x 90” or 90” x 90” (wide full)||20, 25, 30, 36…|
|Queen||90” x 105”||25, 30, 36, 42…|
Do Tshirt quilts need batting?
Yes, even though you can’t see the batting in a quilt, it’s critical because the type of batting used affects the look, feel, and durability of your T-shirt quilt.
Who makes quilts out of tee shirts?
Campus Quilts was chosen because they are one of the largest manufacturers of T-shirt quilts, while Project Repat was chosen because they make the cheapest T-shirt blankets (I say blanket rather than quilt because Project Repat only makes blankets).
Can you mix fabrics in a quilt?
How do you make a quilt for beginners?
Making a Quilt from Scratch (by Hand)
- Collect your materials and tools.
- Prewash your fabric.
- Iron your fabric.
- Measure and cut your patchwork.
- Lay out your quilt.
- Sew your patchwork into rows.
- Iron your rows.
- If this is your first quilt, go for a simple pattern for a small quilt.