I’m not much of a t-shirt kinda girl, but I do think t-shirt quilts are a great idea for preserving memories from concerts, sports teams, and other events.

Here are a couple of tutorials that I found:

Has anyone tried using a serger for this type of quilt? I think it would be a lot easier, but am worried about the stretch factor that might introduce. Thoughts?

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

4 thoughts on “How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

  • August 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

    As long as the shirts are stabilized with light weight interfacing, you will not have a problem with stretching. Personally, I wouldn’t serge them because there is so much bulk already. All of that thread will add a lot more bulk to those seams. I’ve done several of these and quilted one that a friend made. The only one I had any problems with was the friends because she did not stabilize the knit shirts. In the end I had to tie hers.
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  • August 13, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Good advice, thanks Vicki.

  • March 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I made a t-shirt quilt/blanket. Every other square was a plain empty square–which most was the back of the shirts. I was in a hurry to get it done and all I had was some light-weight fleece. I sewed the 2 togther like you would a regular blanket. ONce it was right side out I sewed an “x” on the blank squares to help to hold the material in place. I think it makes the plain squares not look so plain now. My son loves it. We have washed it 2x so far and there have been no troubles with it. I didnt have to use any batting or interface. It is just the t-shirts and the fleece. It is not extrememly heavy but it just enough to cover up with when watching a movie. Or in my sons case to take every where with him so he can show off all of his t-shirts!

  • March 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful gift you made Tatum. Thanks for sharing.

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