Kelly Bisciotti
Kelly Bisciotti
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  • Rochester, NY

DIY Upcycled T-shirt Blanket

$0
1 Hour
Easy

If you are anything like me, you've accumulated quit a number of t-shirts over the years through various events, concerts, schools, and businesses. If you can’t bear to part with those t-shirts, or to use them as work shirts or rags, here’s an idea to preserve the memories, while still upcycling them into something new and useful!
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DIY Upcycled T-shirt Blanket
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Collect your shirts and plan your blanket size.
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Cut your shirts into squares...choosing your smallest shirt as your template.
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Finished square.
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Sew the squares together!
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Add a nice trim.
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Voila! T-shirt blanket!
Want to know all the details, tips, and hints to make your awesome t-shirt blanket? Check out my blog post!
These make great gifts!
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1 question
  • Betty Cordle
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I’m kind of new at sewing. But my question is, you talk about the front and the back. I don’t understand how to sew them with having the back on the front. Please help I really want to do this.

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  • Ann Cassler
    on Apr 17, 2017

    I have made T shirt quilts by first sewing a horizontal line of squares cut from shirt fronts. As I'm sewing them I'm attaching them to the backing one by one. Square 1 if face up, Square 2 is face down one it, sew the vertical seam through three thicknesses. Open it out, finger press it down and put square 3 face down on square 2, sew, open out, sew and continue filling your backing which is roughly the size you want it to come out to.

    When handling stretchy fabrics, make sure you have a ball point needle and your stitch length set a little longer than usual. Sew quarter inch seams. Don't pull the fabric, just keep it flat. For beginners, you can pin the squares to each other and the backing as you go. Not as hard as you think.

    Second row is each square sewn to the one next to it in order, then the whole line is place right side down and upside down on line 1. pin the seams together so they follow from line to line. When you're done with however many lines you want, trim the backing to match the front and add a border. Doesn't have to be bias because it stretches. Look up any quilt program for doing borders. It's better explained with pictures.

    Mostly, have fun!
  • Chris Greene
    on Sep 7, 2017

    Torn into strips clothes can be made into rugs by eaeving them on a loom or crocheting them into a rug. Sweatshirts make a great cushy rug for the bathroom, so do old socks, cut into rings, chained together and woven I like the quilts. Probably something I will have to do.
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