Instead of letting those shirts sit in a drawer, you can breathe new life into them by turning them into a T-shirt quilt. T-shirt quilts are fairly easy to make and should only take around a few hours of your time. In fact, the most time-consuming part will likely be arranging the T-shirt panels in a design you like.
How long does it take to make a Tshirt quilt?
How long does it take to make my quilt? Allow a minimum of 4 weeks; 8 weeks for Blocky or Masonry; 12 weeks for Freestyle or a special style you have seen elsewhere. Very detailed styles can take 6 months to a year.
How many t-shirts do I need for a quilt?
12 shirts will make a throw-size quilt, approx. 48″ x 64″ – 3 across x 4 down. 30 shirts will make a full size quilt, approx.
What supplies do I need to make a Tshirt quilt?
Here is a list of supplies and materials you will want to have on hand before you begin making your T-shirt quilt:
- T-shirts in all shapes and sizes.
- Lightweight, nonwoven fusible interfacing.
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
- Fabric for sashing and borders as desired.
- Your favorite quilt batting.
- Basic sewing supplies.
How many squares do you need for a Tshirt quilt?
Traditional Style T-shirt Quilts
You just need one piece of information: what size block will be used. Quilters typically will use 12” to 16” square blocks. One graphic will go onto each block. A T-shirt with a front and a back can make 2 blocks.
What backing do you use for a Tshirt quilt?
This is my preferred fabric choice because it wears well and is easy to work with. This is what we use here at Too Cool T-shirt Quilts.
How much does it cost to make a Tshirt quilt?
So, How Much Will it Cost?
|Number of Blocks||Approximate Quilt Size Standard||Standard Base Price|
|16||78” x 78”||$320|
|20||78” x 94”||$400|
|25||94” x 94″||$500|
|30||94″ x 110”||$600|
What stabilizer to use on T-shirt quilts?
1 – STABILIZER
We use a high quality 100% cotton fusible to stabilize all T-Shirts before including them into a quilt. This prevents the block from stretching or looking “saggy” in the finished quilt. While we don’t suggest using a heavy-weight polyester, that is still better than NO stabilizer at all.
Can I make a quilt without batting?
Quilt batting is not needed when making a quilt. You can make a quilt by quilting the top and back together without a middle layer. You may also choose unconventional batting like a flannel sheet or quilting cotton. These can be more cost-effective options if you’re wanting to save money on batting.