I seem to keep getting sucked into making t-shirt quilts. For my family, for friends who have kids graduating from high school, from random strangers who saw a Facebook post. Each time I post a picture of a t-shirt quilt, the same questions seem to come up. So I thought that I would put together a quick tutorial for easy reference.
First, go to the closet and dig up a pile of t-shirts with sentimental value. The ones you can't bear to throw out because they remind you of all the special times. Grab a nice sharp pair of scissors and start cutting. Trim off the sleeves and necks, and cut straight down the sides to isolate the part of the shirt you want to keep. Usually this is the front, but it can be the backs or sleeves or pockets. Set aside the parts you don't want, but don't toss them out quite yet, because you just never know.fabric store or hop onto Amazon and find some lightweight fusible interfacing. This is my favorite kind, it is sheerweight fusible by pellon. The exact kind isn't important, but it should have adhesive on one side and not be paper backed. Wonder Under is the kind with fusible on two side and it would NOT work for this project.
In Part 2 of the tutorial I will talk about design options and layout.