Melissa B
Melissa B
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  • Forney, TX

T-shirt Quilt!


My daughter saved many t-shirts from 13 years of scouting and some of them were wonderful memories and creations. I'm so sorry I didn't take step by step pictures, but you get the general idea... make a square template the size you need. Cut the logo's or designs out and sew them together in strips. I did add an extra step. Since some of them were thin and t-shirt material is so difficult to work with, I took an old white cotton blend sheet and backed the t-shirt squares with it. This thing weighs a ton, but not one stitch has come out and she's had it all the way through college and it's gone to every picnic, movie on the square, movies in the room...etc. I'm not a great seamstress... so pretty much anyone can do this!
All these wonderful designs.
All these wonderful designs.
If the Logo was small, I stitched 4 together just like a patchwork quilt to make one large square. You can see 3 together in the 3rd line down, and the 4th line down in the picture.
She could barely hold it up.
She could barely hold it up.
This thing weighs a ton, but not one stitch has come out and she's had it all the way through college and it's gone to every picnic, movie on the square, movies in the room...etc.
girl scout and a few soccer t shirt quilt, crafts
A thin later of batting and a backing that would pop in a dorm room. The backing is actually a cotton/blend sheet. That's one happy girl with her quilt about to go off to college 4 years ago.
Sentimental homemade binding and a sheet back
Sentimental homemade binding and a sheet back
I made my own binding out of a sentimental fabric. YouTube had a great "how to" on sewing the ends together to make a long strip.
girl scout and a few soccer t shirt quilt, crafts
She still loves her quilt and all the memories it holds.. and that her Mom made it.

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  • Deanna
    on Jul 9, 2015

    Lovely !!! So many memories to remember and to keep close to your heart... Good job mom

  • Sarah Adams
    on Feb 13, 2017

    My younger brother died three months ago and he has a collection of really funny and cool t-shirts. My momma and I want to do something cool with them for a 'tribute', if you will. I think this is the best idea that I've seen so far!

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