tshirt quilt part 2: piecing / finished quilt top

So all the tshirts are cut and now it’s time to lay it all out and sew it together!!

It feels like putting together a giant puzzle. I left a lot of room around some logos, so I could cut them down where necessary.

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One of the trickiest parts was figuring out which pieces to sew together before attaching to another one. At one point, I realized the way I approached it was completely wrong, and needed to rip out and start over 🙁

The best was to go is looking at what other seams touch one straight edge – and start with those. For the photo below – I would sew together the red and grey strips before attaching to the bottom of the mustard- colored shirt.

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It’s tricky – but since I have so many tshirts I got a lot of practice 🙂 for the one below, I sewed the two orange pieces together and attached to the white piece

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Sometimes it looks like seams are puckering – but ironing hides a multitude of sins. The final quilting also neatens the seams – in case you’re kind of lazy like me.

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making sure the ends will meet – this piece was 1.5 inches longer than the top of the quilt…. but I had enough room to cut and re-sew.

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squaring the edges…

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being silly holding up have of the quilt top I had finished…. it’s really long

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everything sewn together!! Not perfect, but I like it 🙂 The finished measurements are 84Lx 54W… great size for a throw blanket!

Next time you see this I’ll be done! I’m planning on posting the finished product in about 2 weeks…. let’s see if I can actually post on schedule :/

Hope you have a great Wednesday!!

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3 Comments

  1. September 17, 2014 / 9:55 am

    This is an amazing idea! I am kind of wishing that I hadn’t sent all my old t-shirts to be recycled now!

  2. September 18, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Wow! Never thought of recycling Tees into quilt! Great idea!