I think t-shirt quilts are the best way to preserve those t-shirts from your college days, athletic days or just the proof that you followed Dave Matthews Band across the country. For me, I have a beautiful quilt from my many sorority events in college. I have worn it out and collected additional t-shirts.
T-Shirts (Quantity depends on sizing below)
Bed Sheet (Size depends on how many t-shirts)
Heavy Duty Interfacing (one side iron-on adhesive)
Ruler and Scissors
Quilt Batting (for a warmer blanket)
Step #1- Roughly cut your t-shirts two inches larger than your desired square. I want my squares to be 16x16 so I cut my t-shirts larger.
Step #3- Now that your fabric is sturdy, you can cut your pieces to your exact size. I cut all pieces 16x16.
Step #4- Begin to sew your pieces together. Make sure when sewing your seams that front sides (right sides) must always be facing each other.
Step #5- Once you have your desired side you have the option on adding quilt batting for additional warmth. Sandwich your batting between your back (fleece, fabric or sheets) to complete your quilt.
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Step #6- Add the finishing border with your choice of blanket binding (my choice), ribbon, or scrap fabric.
Pinterest has a lot of variation to get your creative juice flowing
If you'd rather hire someone to make a t-shirt quilt for you (I don't blame you) then my local friend, Felicia can help you out. http://www.etsy.com/shop/fleapuckett