Saturday, August 11, 2012

anyone make any tee shirt quilts?

Have any of you made any tee shirt quilts? As you know my brother in law passed away and he was the biggest REDSOX fan you ever met!   As a matter of fact he passed away after a baseball game while  on vacation with three of his friends. I was thinking of making 3 lap quilts out of his tees and giving them to his friends for being there for him and us as a gesture of our appreciation for all they did. I looked online and googled etc but was wondering if anyone has first hand experience they can share with me. I was thinking of putting some pictures of the 4 of them on fabric as squares etc and maybe the word friend and some of the tees. I know they mix regular cotton to stabalize the stretchiness of the tees. and interface too?
let me know some tips if you have ever done this please. I want to start them soon.
thanks  ;-)

1 comment:

Kat said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your BIL. I think t-shirt quilts are such a lovely, personal, touching gift. I have made several (with more in progress). They are challenging but always worth the effort, I think.

Here are links to a few that I have made. If these are (sort of?) what you're looking to do, let me know and I'd be happy to let you know what worked (or didn't) for me.

This one is big -- the top is made from t-shirts, pajamas, sweatshirts, undies and even a windbreaker, plus some photos printed onto fabric:

This one is smaller -- it uses t-shirts, blue jeans, a terrycloth onesie and some cotton fabric:

This one is started, but I haven't made any more progress beyond what you see in these photos (thus the name of this quilt):