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T-shirt Quilt Details  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

An Exceptional T-shirt Quilt is...

There are a 1000's and 1000's of  T-shirt quilt makers. How do you find one that will make you an awesome quilt from your T-shirts? Begin by looking at a lot of photographs of T-shirt quilts. Compare the different quilts by looking at a few key details in the design of the quilt, the construction of the quilt top, the quilting and how the quilt is bound.

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Making Your Own T-shirt Quilt  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

Best Interfacing for 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:

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T-Shirt Quilt Buying Guide

T-Shirt Quilt Buying Guide

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.

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Comparing T-shirt Quilts  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

10 Ways to Judge the Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

If you are looking to have a T-shirt quilt made from your T-shirts, you have one chance to have your quilt made right. But if you are not a quilt expert, you might not know what to look for when you see a T-shirt quilt. So don’t take someone’s word that they make high quality T-shirt quilts; look at their work with a critical eye. Here are 10 items to check out when you look at a T-shirt quilt.   1. Seam Construction Look for seams that are coming apart. This is a sign that the quilt is either not starting or stopping correctly or that their sewing machine stitch is not correct. Either reason, this is a flag to which you should pay attention.

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Planning a T-shirt Quilt  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

How to Choose Backing and Binding Colors for a T-shirt Quilt

Before you can choose the colors for the backing and binding material of your T-shirt quilt, you need to know what backing and binding materials are.

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Materials Used In T-shirt Quilts  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

Fleece on the Back of a T-shirt Blanket

Many T-shirt quilt companies offer their T-shirt quilts with polar fleece on the back of the quilt. They describe the merits of fleece as: •Warm   •Light Weight   •Soft   •Won’t shrink  •Won’t unravel   •The dye won’t run   •Cozy  •Stretchy   •Easy to care for   •Won’t pill   •Won’t ball up   •Durable   •Breathable

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Making Your Own T-shirt Quilt  |  The Construction of a T-shirt Quilt

Quilting Methods Used For T-shirt Quilts

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.

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