T-Shirt Quilts

Quilt As You Go
by Marguerita McManus

Publisher: Loose Fibers Media

Publication Date: March 08, 2016

ISBN: 9781936826353

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Turn your precious T-shirts into quilts with these amazingly simple techniques. Learn several options for stabilizing your knit T-shirts and four setting options for creating your quilt blocks. Use easy machine quilting on each block and then a popular "tired and true" method for joining the blocks into a finished quilt. With all these options you can choose what's best for your quilt. The four options, clearly demonstrated, for making quilt blocks for your t-shirts are:
leave them 'as-is"
add a strip of fabric to each t-shirt to make them bigger and a consistent size
add multiple strips of fabrics to each t-shirt
add several quilt-like borders to your t-shirts
Perfect for beginners and non-quilters as well as for experienced quilters who want to do it all themselves.

The most important part of making a t-shirt quilt is to cut large and stabilize! Several options were tested and all results presented in the book so that you can choose the right one for your t-shirts.

Adding fabrics makes the quilt more "quilt-like" and gives you options for bringing in fabrics that match the theme of your quilt - take a look at the "Las Vegas Quilt" and the "Alaska Quilt" for those options. Check out "Penny's Quilt" for adding multiple borders and for making a wall hanging from just a few t-shirts.

There are 4 videos on YouTube that give you a few of the tips in the book as well as a peek at the quilts and a quirk discovered while testing stabilizers.