Several customers have asked about tshirt quilts so I finished this one using my daughter’s shirts. I hope this helps show you a new way to have a tshirt quilt. I like the layout with a variety of shirt sizes and the added fabric pieces between the shirts. I used my daughter’s favorite colors and those that went well with the shirts. It is bright because she likes bright! Not all tshirt quilts scream like this one!! 🙂
I was able to use fronts & backs of the shirts as well as the little emblems that are above the front pockets. I also used small designs on the sleeves. Quite fun!
This quilt was quilted with Superior Thread, Rainbow, Gypsy which is a bright pink variegated thread. Here is a photo of the back showing the turquoise flannel backing and the quilting. I used a freehand floral design in the border and then a variation of that with swirls for the body of the quilt.
Let me know if you’d like me to make a tshirt quilt for you. Of course, the price varies depending on the size you want and the number of shirts.
I received this fun quilt last weekend. I just had Thursday – Monday to get it done and I was gone both Friday & Monday. Very funny but totally doable knowing it was coming ahead of time. It also helped the owner asked for a medium meander that goes a bit faster than custom work.
J said her son works for Microsoft and over time sent her shirts to make a quilt for him. AND… get this… I knew the attic windows setting and thought that was a clever way to use shirts in a quilt. But… windows… get it? For the Microsoft guy. 🙂 Quite clever!!
I used a smaller than “medium” meander to keep the embroidery and shirts from puffing. Sometimes I quilted through a lot of layers and was thrilled the machine just worked like a knife to melted butter. 🙂 Think about it: pocket, seam allowance for pocket, shirt, interfacing behind shirt, batting, fusible for backing appliqué, backing appliqué, backing. Whew!
Yes, there is an applique on the backing! The quilt is about 58″ x 58″ so this is a huge Windows emblem for the back!
I hope you & your son love the quilt, J! Thank you and thanks to Shelly for being the courier. 🙂