Question: How hard is it to make a Tshirt quilt?

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:

  1. T-shirts in all shapes and sizes.
  2. Lightweight, nonwoven fusible interfacing.
  3. Scissors.
  4. Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  5. Fabric for sashing and borders as desired.
  6. Your favorite quilt batting.
  7. Basic sewing supplies.
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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?

100% Cotton

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.