This group of runners all collected race T-shirts and had us make a quilt for a member of their group that was having a baby. The content of the T-shirts are not baby themed, but they are colorful and will be fun for the baby to look at. We are sure this baby will grow up to be a runner too!
A T-shirt baby quilt is a soft cuddly blanket that will be used and treasured as that new baby grows up. A T-shirt quilt makes an awesome shower gift or a gift from Grandmother. These quilts are made out of T-shirts. Sometimes the T-shirts are the parent’s T-shirts or from friends of the parents. Other times the T-shirts are baby related. See below for a quilt made out of baby clothes.
Choose T-shirts with cute designs and images that a baby and young child will enjoy looking at and touching. But since many images that children like are small or on small T-shirts, it may take more T-shirts than you would expect. If the quilt is for a shower, have each invited guest supply 2 to 6 T-shirts. This will need to be done well in advance of the shower. Garage sales or Goodwill are also great places to acquire baby themed T-shirts.
If the quilt is coming from family, ask each family member to collect a certain number of T-shirts. Some family members may even have T-shirts from their own children.
The quilt to the left was made for the baby above. This quilt was made from T-shirts that were geared for a child. But they did not all come from children’s T-shirts.