Frequent question: What supplies do I need to make a Tshirt quilt?

How many shirts do you need for a Tshirt quilt?

12 shirts will make a throw-size quilt, approx. 48″ x 64″ – 3 across x 4 down. 30 shirts will make a full size quilt, approx.

How much interfacing do you need for a Tshirt quilt?

Consider that it takes 1/3 to 1/2 yard of interfacing per t-shirt. I went through about 15 yards of interfacing on a full-size mosaic t-shirt quilt (or my version of the Tool Cool T-Shirt quilt).

What kind of backing do I need for a T-shirt quilt?

Choose a printed backing material when a T-shirt quilt is hand tied or machine tacked. These methods will each leave just a small 1/4” or less stitch on the back of the quilt. The entire back of the quilt will be speckled with these small stitches. These stitches will get lost in the design of a printed material.

Is it hard to make a T-shirt quilt?

Instead of letting those shirts sit in a drawer, you can breathe new life into them by turning them into a T-shirt quilt. T-shirt quilts are fairly easy to make and should only take around a few hours of your time. In fact, the most time-consuming part will likely be arranging the T-shirt panels in a design you like.

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What size should a Tshirt quilt be?

A good size is 15” x 15” or 16” x 16” … remember the sewn square will be a 1/2″ smaller on all sides because of a half inch seam allowance. You can do bigger or smaller squares (if you have lots of t-shirts, you have the option to do smaller squares so that the quilt doesn’t get too big).

What stabilizer to use on T-shirt quilts?

Either woven or non-woven interfacing will work fine. Interfacing update from reader Sandy Shula: “Just from my own personal experience, I like to use Pellon P44F for colored T’s and 911 FF on very thin, polyester, or white shirts.

What Pellon is best for Tshirt quilt?

Pellon 906F is ideal for a t-shirt quilt made of sheer to lightweight fabric, but also has a stretch that is unlike other fusible web interfacings.

Do I need interfacing for a Tshirt quilt?

Using interfacing or iron-on backing is not necessary in the construction of T-shirt quilts. This is because sewing machine technology and modern T-shirt quilt designs have changed how T-shirt quilts are made.

Can you use dry fit shirts in a Tshirt quilt?

The Short Answer:

Yes, we can use any part of your T-shirts or other items. Front, back, sleeve, leg and butt.