Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Marietta T-Shirt Quilt - Finished!

I have a stack of commissioned t-shirt quilts to work through before Christmas, so this is the first of a few you'll see over the next couple of months!

This one is for my husband's cousin, and there were a lot of things I learned while making it.

1. Use a walking foot.
2. Don't accept more than 25 t-shirts. {This one is 21 in the front; 31 in the back.}
3. If you have more than 25...make two quilts. Backing a t-shirt quilt with a t-shirt quilt is a pain!

4. Cut everything to the same size, instead of piecing them together like a puzzle.
5.  If you do piece it like a puzzle, measure and PLAN before cutting.
6. Use a walking foot. For every step!

fabrics from Joann's and Hobby Lobby
{I did not pick the colors}
Quilting is cross-hatch through the sashing and diagonal through the blocks, in invisible thread.


  1. oh wow - what an undertaking! You obviously learned alot, so hopefully the next one will be easier!

  2. Congrats on the finish. That is going to be one warm quilt with T-shirts on both sides!