DIY - Tshirt Quilt

Over the summer my cousin gave me a small brown bag full of tshirts and wanted a tshirt quilt made.  I rigged our name drawing for Christmas this year to make sure the Hubs or I got her name so we could give this to her.  The Hubs took charge of this project and did probably about 75% of it.  He figured out the measurements, and cut 15 1/2" by 15 1/2" squares using a rotary cutter and his framing square.  Then we laid out a pattern on the floor and took a photo so we would have something to reference.

We took turns, as the thread on our machine kept breaking - so it'd become frustrating, sewing each row together and then I let him handle piecing all of the rows together.  Picked up a wool blanket at Wally for $10 and cut that down to size to fit the dimensions of our blanket.  The Hubs sewed all 3 pieces together.  And then we used a yarn needle and some dark green yarn and did a tie in the corners of the shirts to hold the middle piece together with the outer pieces.

Overall, for our first attempt at a blanket like this, I'm rather impressed.  I hope she loves it as it was definitely made with love.

The front of the blanket.

The back of the blanket - which actually I messed up piecing together the 2nd row which in turn made the Hubs mess up when piecing the rows as a whole.  We say it gives it more character! 

Close up of the yarn tie.

I am linking to these fabulous parties!  Specifically Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Creations by Kara, House of Hepworths, somewhat simple, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Paisley Passions.



the cape on the corner said...

i love this! i have always wanted one of these-old concert shirts, college events. one day. one day. i am sure she will absolutely love this!

Amber said...

fabulous! I've done one before, but this one looks much better :)

Pajama Mama said...

This is AMAZING!!! I am just getting into crafting, so this project may be a bit advanced for me right now but I would love to tackle something like this is the future!! You turned something ordinary into something so beautiful and special!