It’s finally finished! This project has been a lot of fun, and I see myself making more of these in the future (already planning to make one for my sister).
You can see posts on the rest of the process here:
Here’s the finished product!!
This quilt is so great since I don’t really wear that many t-shirts and they take up so much space in my drawer! great way to keep all my camp, orchestra, sorority, and race memories in one place!
Ok, now on to the process…
First, I layered the quilt – This was difficult because all the layers stuck to each other (flannel, batting, cotton jersey knit), so i ended up taping each layer to the floor to keep it in place and centered.
I chose to use the flip-the-quilt-inside-out-so-you-don’t-need-a-binding method. Bindings/ mitered edges are not my favorite part of quilting – once I learned I could avoid it, I did.
So batting on the bottom, then backing and quilt top with right sides together.
Next, I pinned around the edge of the quilt top and trimmed the excess (I really thought I took a picture of this… but I can’t find it on my phone. Sorry for skipping a step).
Then came the time to sew around the edges. Leave about a 12-inch gap between the starting and ending point so you have room to pull the quilt inside out.
Here’s a photo of my sewing setup (just chillin, watchin Friends…):
Note: I don’t recommend this sewing machine for the amount of quilting/sewing I do. It really struggles sometimes, but it’s all I have. I’ll just say – all of this is possible on a sewing machine you bought from Sam’s Club, but it’s probably more fun if you have a better one.
Now you can flip the quilt inside out and begin actual quilting:
I was actually really happy with the quilt even without the finishing quilting. I started with some stitches in the middle of the quilt to hold everything in place, but I didn’t really feel much else was necessary. And it’s a huge quilt, so I can’t fit it easily in my machine.
Just hand-stitch the side opening, and you’re done!
And here are some fun photos of my family and me enjoying the quilt:
And I’m just going to post this in case you missed it somehow – Nationwide’s GOOD commercial.