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T-Shirt Quilts

This group will provide a forum for talking about T-shirt quilts and sharing ideas for layouts/designs.

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Group Photo Album

Hi everyone,
I am in the process of creating our group album. If you want to have your photos added to the album, "tag" your photos with the word "tshirt" (make sure it is all lower case and no dashes....you don't need the quotation marks either) when you upload them. I will look for the tag and move the pictures into the album. I will post a comment when I get notification that the album is up and running.
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Discussion Forum

Chris's T-shirt Quilt Process...

Started by Chris Bell/IA. Last reply by Cora Whitlock Oct 20, 2013. 7 Replies

Okay... like I've said many times, I'm no expert, but I've had several ask me my process and so here is how I do it.1. Rough cut all the T-shirt designs leaving as much area around the design as…Continue

stealing tshirts?

Started by Tina M. Wolf-Wiley. Last reply by Chris Bell/IA Jun 27, 2010. 6 Replies

My husband has a wonderful collection of tshirts from all the boat races we went to when we were younger. I would love to make him a quilt with them and make it a surprise. The tshirts are just…Continue

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:24am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

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Comment by Sherri Eley on August 14, 2017 at 6:21am

Just found this group should have been here during the process of this quilt.  But I was under deadline so most of my time was spent working on this.  I only had 10 t-shirts to work with, so I designed blocks that reflect her interests. It was made for my step granddaughter who is going off to college in a few weeks.  Now I have to think about tackling the t shirts in the garbage bags on the floor of my sewing space for my two TN granddaughters.  

Comment by Michelle K on December 20, 2015 at 5:27pm

I have made three this year and I have nearly decided that as a business it is just not worth it.  I spent 24 hours and lots of money on the last one.  I charges 650 thinking that shipping would be ~25 $ well, to get it there by Christmas, with insurance it was 70$.  So I made a grand total of 9 bucks once the cost of materials and labor.  I am taking off January for my  business.  Only quilting my stuff.  I have 9 tops with backs and binding and and pillow cases ready for quilting.  .  What do you all charge? and are you a business or just helping folks out to make some pocket cash? 

Comment by Annie Zipser on February 6, 2014 at 9:17am

Welcome to the group SouthernBelle.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Comment by SouthernBelle on February 6, 2014 at 8:53am

Oh wow...this is an awesome group. My 24 year old daughter just released her old t-shirts to me and I've made my first ever t-shirt quilt. I can probably make 5 or 6 more and look forward to the ideas this group has to offer! Also today is my birthday and I'm hosting a Birthday Giveaway on my blog. http://southernbellessewcreative.blogspot.com/  Just leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win a personalized embroidery artwork to hang in your sewing area. I look forward to participating in this group.

Comment by Annie Zipser on January 4, 2014 at 6:54am


If you haven't checked it out yet, look at the discussion "Chris's T-shirt Quilt Process".  She gives very good information about how to make a T-shirt quilt.

Comment by Annie Zipser on January 3, 2014 at 7:01pm
I use the pellon 911 from JoAnn. I buy it when the interfacing is 50% off. I like it because it's heavy enough that it doesn't rip but not so heavy that it is stiff.
Comment by Bethany/from CT on January 3, 2014 at 5:15pm

Thanks Annie! What stabilizer do you recommend?  I've heard that some are better than others.  I have not used any so I don't know if that is true.  I know some I've seen in a package of sheets several years ago made specifically for T-shirt quilts but that would be expensive.  Is that all there is?  Someone mentioned to me that it can be bought of a roll.  I'm clueless so I have no idea. :)

Comment by Annie Zipser on December 26, 2013 at 7:03am
Hi Bethany,
I have made a sweatshirt quilt. I just treated the sweatshirts the same way I do the t-shirts. I stabelized them and just sewed them together as I always do. It came out just fine.
Comment by Bethany/from CT on December 25, 2013 at 7:32am

Hello everyone! I am new to this group and want to thank you all for being willing to share your expertise and experiences to help those of us who are new to learn how to make these wonderful T-shirt Quilts! :)

I do hope you all had a very Blessed Christmas and your New Year will be equally blessed! 

I am looking for someone to point me in the right direction for starting a quilt when what you have is sweatshirts!  My brother passed away 6yrs ago and my niece has been struggling with his passing ever since.  She was only 17 when he died.  She lived with us for a summer and has gone on to finish school and is living on her own but she just is having a hard time.  She gave me some sweatshirts of his and one or two T-shirts to make into a quilt but I haven't even begun to tackle that project as I have no idea how to begin with sweatshirt material.  Any suggestions?  I'm scared to death to wreck any of them.  I will look around this page more but am hoping maybe someone can point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much for you help!



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