Thursday, October 18, 2012

Running T-Shirt Quilt #1 - Finished!

And another bites the dust!

This one went together very easily, despite the involvement of a tech shirt.

I bought a piece of plastic, cut to 15.5", from a local store. For $10! About half the price of a real ruler. I marked the diagonals, and sliced away.
About 3/4ths of the blocks are whole, and the rest are pieced to include backs and sleeves.
Quilted in invisible thread, through the sashing and on the diagonal.

Measures 63x80"
Fabrics from Hobby Lobby
{I feel like I'm missing some zebra trend}
The backing is black minky


  1. Yeah for a finish! Clever RE: the plastic 'template!'

  2. Great job! Tell me about quilting with invisible thread. Easier? Harder? How did you feel about the minky back? I don't think it's as hard as some people say, personally.

    Love these t-shirt quilts. Wish my mom would have saved my high school t-shirts.

  3. This looks great! I need to collect some ideas for tshirt quilts to make some for my kids and this is great inspiration.

  4. Congrats on the finish! This is really cool. I just did my first 5K last week. Maybe one day I can make a quilt just like this. :)

  5. I'm collecting race shirts to make a quilt but I have a few tech shirts I'm worried about. Did you put interfacing on the back of those? Your quilt looks great! What an awesome reminder of your running accomplishments!

    1. Looks great! Congrats on the finish! Love the border and corner stone fabrics you choose.

  6. A quilt is a huge undertaking, so congratulations! I love the bright colors and black sashing is always a welcome friend.