T-Shirt Quilt Progress

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today, I finished piecing the T-shirt quilt.

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I tried to use the 10 shirts to their best advantage. I wanted it to be long so it ended up being narrow. I added the two side borders to make it wide enough. The borders are 6″ for a total width of 67″. The length is 89 inches. The large t-shirt blocks are 13″ and the small ones are 6 x 13. Each sashing  piece is 2″ wide.

When I was constructing the blocks, I added the sashing to each t-shirt all they way around before piecing each of the shirts together.

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I didn’t get any pictures while I was piecing it, but this is what each looked like before putting them all together. I thought this would be easier to do than try to sew long rows of narrow sashing strips. I only had to add a sashing strip to each side and to the top and bottom to finish it up. Now to get the backing and decide how to quilt it with something besides a meander. I have a few ideas, but I’ll have to practice to see which ones I like best.

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I also made the binding. It’s not one of my favorite things to do so I always try to get the binding made before I start quilting if I know what fabric I’m using. I’ve had a few quilts sit after they’ve been quilted waiting for the binding. How about you? When do you make your binding?

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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2 Responses to T-Shirt Quilt Progress

  1. Christine says:

    Love this Brenda. Even recognized some old Stingray shirts. Great idea.

    Like

  2. Lydia S says:

    Just before sewing it on. I have a hard time making sure a large quilt is squared and even

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