I've managed to take over the dining table this week as I'm working on a custom t-shirt quilt for a customer.
Now comes the tricky part - as the t-shirts were all different sizes, I now have to make sense of the layout. I'm just waiting on some printed text blocks to arrive from Frankie and Swiss and I can get on with the job.
I had a couple of questions about this type of quilt when I posted a pic on Instagram so here's a step by step:
- Cut the t-shirt in half along the side seams to separate the back and front
- Block fuse a good quality woven interfacing onto the back of each printed side of the t-shirt (it's much easier if you have an ironing press rather than an iron)
- Cut your quilt square (make it large if you're unsure of your layout so you can trim it down later)
- Now that the t-shirt blocks are nice and stable and non-stretchy, you can just sew them in the same way as any normal quilt top.
There's also been a lot of this going on in the evenings. I'm working on something that's lots of fun and teaching myself new tricks as I go along.
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