Tie-Dyed T-shirt Quilt Picnic Blanket


Tie-dye t-shirts as a fun summer craft project you can do with your kids. Then turn the t-shirts into a picnic blanket.
You can use old or thrifted t-shirts (or buy new ones) to make this picnic blanket. The t-shirts are soft and make a comfortable picnic or beach blanket for summer outings.
Tie-dye t-shirts. I used 6 large t-shirts. The size of your t-shirts and the desired size of your picnic quilt will determine how many t-shirts you need. You can personalize your quilt by choosing your favorite dye colors and designs.
Using iron-on interfacing is the key to keeping your t-shirt fabric stabilized so you can easily sew it into a quilt. Because you use large squares and let the tie-dye patterns make the quilt pattern, this is an easy sewing project.
This soft picnic blanket is perfect for summer outings.

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2 questions
  • Dakota
    on Nov 2, 2018

    What did you use on the back of this blanket? Is the back waterproof so the blanket does not get wet from damp grass?

    • Organized 31
      on Nov 2, 2018

      I just used a lightweight cotton denim fabric. It is not waterproof. Hope that helps, Dakota.

  • Hope
    on Jan 21, 2020

    I’m new to sewing. If you are using the iron-on interfacing, are you attaching it directly to the quilt back material and the t-shirt squares? If so, then are you not using quilt batting between the t-shirt front and the quilt back?

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  • Linda
    on Apr 17, 2017

    Have been looking at something similar to do with my old running t shirts. Certainly have enough of them! Just cannot throw them away! Did not think of using the iron on stuff to keep it secure, was going to machine it. Thanks! 😊👍
  • Organized 31
    on Apr 17, 2017

    The iron on interfacing works great, Linda. Have fun crafting, your running shirt will be a useful keepsake.
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