Wednesday, January 30, 2013

T-shirt quilt

This was a long time in the making

Step one: cut out tshirts using rotary cutter all the same size and arrange them as you would like the quilt to be.

Step two: sew them together into rows then sew the rows together

Step three: Make the "sandwich" with the top, batting then backing. Secure with batting adhesive. I used fleece on the back.

Step four: get busy quilting. I used tape as a guide to keep my stitching straight. Don't sew over the tape though.

Step five: you now have a quilt minus the binding. To make the binding sew strip of fabrics together. I made strip 4 inches wide so when I folded and pressed in It made a 1 inch binding. Sew this on the quilt. Binding is definitely the hardest part I had to watch a few tutorials on you tube to learn the correct way to do it and it still isn't perfect.

Now Anthony has a great way to save all of his sport shirts from little league right on up to college and can be passed on to his son one day.

Monday, January 14, 2013

My first quilt

I completed a quilt from start to finish. This was one of my to-dos for 2013. This is for my friends baby but as soon as I find out what my brothers are having I will make a quilt for them as well.