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:
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.
A quilt is made up of three layers – the quilt top, the batting and the backing material. These three layers must be connected together to make the quilt. If the layers are not connected or connected sparsely, the middle layer of batting will bunch up and be very lumpy. In the quilting world, the lingo used to describe the connecting of these three layers is called quilting.