What supplies do I need to make a Tshirt quilt?
Here is a list of supplies and materials you will want to have on hand before you begin making your T-shirt quilt:
- T-shirts in all shapes and sizes.
- Lightweight, nonwoven fusible interfacing.
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
- Fabric for sashing and borders as desired.
- Your favorite quilt batting.
- Basic sewing supplies.
What is the best size for a Tshirt quilt?
A good size is 15” x 15” or 16” x 16” … remember the sewn square will be a 1/2″ smaller on all sides because of a half inch seam allowance. You can do bigger or smaller squares (if you have lots of t-shirts, you have the option to do smaller squares so that the quilt doesn’t get too big).
How many shirts do you need for a Tshirt quilt?
12 shirts will make a throw-size quilt, approx. 48″ x 64″ – 3 across x 4 down. 30 shirts will make a full size quilt, approx.
What interfacing do you use for a Tshirt quilt?
For most t-shirt quilts, a fusible knit or 100% cotton woven fusible interfacing is a great choice with a cotton or cotton-blend batting. If you like things a little stiffer, then try Pellon 911 nonwoven fusible interfacing. Use a cotton or poly batting.
Is it hard to make a Tshirt quilt?
Instead of letting those shirts sit in a drawer, you can breathe new life into them by turning them into a T-shirt quilt. T-shirt quilts are fairly easy to make and should only take around a few hours of your time. In fact, the most time-consuming part will likely be arranging the T-shirt panels in a design you like.
Can I make a quilt without batting?
Can You Make a Quilt Without Batting? Yes, you can but it is not a good idea to leave the middle layer out of your project. When the quilt is being made for warmer you can either use less batting or find a thin summer like fabric to place in between the top and bottom layers.
Can you use a sweatshirt in a Tshirt quilt?
We get this question a lot! Yes they can. They can be mixed in with any other type of material that is machine washable.
How many t-shirts do I need for a queen size quilt?
36 shirts will make a queen size quilt, approx. 96″ x 96″ – 6 across x 6 down. 42 shirts will make a king size quilt, approx 110″ x 96″ – 7 across x 6 down.