Are you considering making your own T-shirt quilt? With the right directions, skills, time, experience and tool, you probably can make your own quilt. But before you begin, you need to know if you have what it takes to complete the project.
Caution! Do you spend a lot of time on Pinterest? I know I do. Every day I see tons of cool “Do it Yourself” or DIY ideas. I always think “Oh! I could make that, it looks easy!”. Yet my stuff never seems to come out as good as the pictures. Most of the time my project goes straight in the trash.
If you are in the process of finding someone to make your T-shirt quilt, you may not have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our T-shirt Quilt Buying Guide has the information you need to fill in any knowledge gaps.
Making a T-shirt quilt sounds so easy. You simply cut your T-shirts and sew them together. What's so difficult about that? You just need a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. If you want to make your own quilt, read on! But the reality is, it takes more tools than a pair of scissor and a sewing machine! Here are some of the tools that we use to create our T-shirt quilts.
Question: What’s the best interfacing to use in a T-shirt quilt? Answer: No interfacing! In 1992, I made my first T-shirt quilt. At that time the Internet was not what it is today. I wasn’t able to Google: “How to make a T-shirt quilt.” As a result, I just had to make it up as I went along. There were a lot of things I didn’t know about making T-shirt quilts. Such as:
Have you looked at photographs of T-shirt quilts online and thought, “I can make that” Or “How hard can it be?” So you started making your T-shirt quilt. After you had cut your T-shirts you then realized that you were in over your head. What you were trying to make just wasn’t what you had envisioned.