Tips for Making Tee Shirt Quilts

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Preserve Those Memories in a Soft Warm Quilt!

Tee shirts make soft and cuddly quilts and are relatively easy to work with. Plus, a quilt is perfect for preserving those special shirts and memories.

However, there are a few things to know before tackling a tee shirt quilt. In the following video, Jody Sanders shares 10 tips for turning tee shirts into a quilt.

She provides tips for designing the quilt using differently sized tee shirt motifs. Plus she shows how to cut a tee shirt apart and how to use a stabilizer (and what kind) to make construction easier.

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In the next video, Linda provides additional tips. She goes into more depth about stabilizers, which is helpful information for creating a soft quilt that drapes nicely.

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While it’s fun to create a design for a tee shirt quilt based on the shirt motifs, it’s helpful to look through a few patterns for construction ideas. Click the link below for free patterns to get you started.

Click here for free t-shirt quilt patterns.

You may want to get a special template ruler to help you keep the motifs centered and consistent in size. You’ll find a popular option here.


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