t-shirt quilt tips

hello Monday!

t-shirt quilt tips

if making a t-shirt quilt is on your horizon….or if you ever wondered how to begin…I thought I would share a few tips…

t-shirt quilt tips

when cutting out the t-shirt design, I like to leave about an inch all around the design…

t-shirt quilt tips

I use inexpensive fusible interfacing on the back of each design…I use this teflon pressing sheet to iron the interfacing to the t-shirt…this prevents the design from becoming apart of my iron…ask me how I know 🙂

t-shirt quilt tips

I like to go back and trim up the design again….sometimes the edges are a little uneven and this makes sure I have a nice edge to sew borders onto…

t-shirt quilt tips

using my walking foot, I sew on the borders…exact seam allowances are not an absolute, so you can select whatever width works for you.

t-shirt quilt tips


here is the finished design all bordered….I do this for each design.

I like to make my borders about 3 inches wide so I have width to trim off when placing them in the final quilt top…

I hope this was helpful!

Happy Sewing!


2 Responses to t-shirt quilt tips

  1. Little Quiltsong March 2, 2020 at 5:31 am #

    Thank you so much Brooke – this is very helpful, and a great starting point for when I am ready to make our daughter’s T-shirt Quilt. With every design a different size – the border idea, is one I never thought of till you mentioned it.

  2. Lori Smanski March 2, 2020 at 9:11 am #

    Thank you for the tips. This makes tackling making one a lot easier.

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