T-Shirt Quilt

My husband – like a lot of husbands – has about a million t-shirts. And somewhere along the way I decided he needed to purge a few. (I’m the nicest wife ever, no?) So, slowly, over about 3 months I took a t-shirt or two at a time and eventually collected 30 shirts. Mike is not dumb, he noticed, but he couldn’t identify a single t-shirt he was missing.

I couldn’t really find a good source for exactly how to make a t-shirt quilt, so I picked my MIL’s brain on how to go about it. This was a total team effort – I stole all of the t-shirts, bought the fleece and cut out all of the t-shirts. My MIL sewed the whole thing together and delivered the final product! Mike then got to unwrap it for Christmas, and he loves it! Though he did make a point to tell me he was upset that I took three of them because they still fit.

What you’ll need for a 6×5 foot blanket:
30 t-shirts
A piece of cardboard that is 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches
A sewing machine
A permanent marker
Scissors
6×5 foot piece of sleece

How-to:

  1. Cut out your piece of cardboard, it will be your pattern for cutting out your t-shirts.
  2. Trace around your piece of cardboard onto your t-shirts and cut out each one. It’s a pain, but the final product is actually worth it I promise!
  3. Sew together all of the t-shirts, then line up the piece of fleece and sew it to the back of the t-shirts.

Just for the record, my husband still has three full drawers of t-shirts.

      

2 Responses to “T-Shirt Quilt”

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    Kelly — January 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I have been wanting to do this for years with my tshirts!Now I just need a sewing machine…

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    Angie Barrett — January 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I love it!! I have always wanted to make one of these, but I totally suck at anything related to the sewing machine. I’ll have to practice some!

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