|Dick's Marathon T-Shirts|
Collect a bunch of t-shirts, 12 or more. Cut off the sleeves, neck binding, then slit the sides. Rough-cut around the logo with plenty of space to cut out a nice size square or rectangle, as wide as the distance between arm holes will allow.
And here are some tips...
1) Back blocks with lightweight fusible interfacing to stabilize stretch in the T-shirt material.
I like to use Pellon 911FF. Follow manufacturer's instructions to adhere stabilizer to the wrong side of t-shirt squres; med-hot iron, count to 7 in each spot).
2) Cut out blocks using a consistent measurement.
Remember to include 1/4" seam allowance on all sides. If you have smaller blocks, add strips of additional fabric or combine several small blocks to make one large block, (OR see tip #4).
3) Use sashing to frame the blocks.
This will help to stabilize the blocks, and provide a pleasing framework
|Sashing between blocks|
|Sashing with corner posts|
4) Use smaller motifs as a border.Use extra strips of the leftovers to fill in border or other blocks.
5) Quilt the quilt. Use batting.
If tying, use a strong yarn or crochet thread, and anchor at the corners and middle of each block.
If machine-quilting, use an overall pattern.
PROBLEM: Rubberized logos and motifs don't allow darning foot to glide over well while quilting without sticking to the logo or stretching the fabric.
SOLUTION: Use tissue paper to quilt over rubberized areas. Then just pull off the tissue paper, perforated by the stitches. Use a dry washcloth to rub out any stray bits.
Bind the quilt and give to your loved one to enjoy! BINDING TUTORIAL
|Natalie's Wedding Quilt|