Question: What’s the best interfacing to use in a T-shirt quilt? Answer: No interfacing! I made my first T-shirt quilt in 1992. 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 made it up as I went along.
Did someone make your T-shirts into a crappy T-shirt quilt? Do you look at it and just want to cry? Or worse, leave it folded up in the drawer?
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.
Are you considering having a T-shirt quilt made from your T-shirts? If so, it helps to understand a few basics about a quilt. With just a little knowledge, you will be better able to talk with a potential quilt maker about your T-shirt quilt. Any quilt is made up of 5 main parts: the quilt top, the batting, the backing fabric, a binding and the quilting.
Many T-shirt blanket and quilt companies offer polar fleece on the back of their blankets or quilts. They describe the merits of fleece as:
A quilt and a blanket are not the same thing! Many of our customers ask us what is the difference between a quilt and a blanket. And if you’re looking to have your T-shirts transformed into a quilt or blanket you need to know the difference between the two. You also need to know which one you want. Because, a blanket and a quilt are not the same thing. Sure, they both can keep you warm. But other than that, they are very different.
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.