My daughter has been asking me to make her a t-shirt quilt for about 3 years now (if not longer). She’s given me lots of t-shirts to use for just that purpose, too.
So many, in fact, that she asked me to separate them out, and make her one t-shirt quilt out of just the t-shirts she gets from work. And they make a t-shirt for nearly everything, evidently.
She just relocated to San Diego, and has a brand new office, and wanted the quilt to hang on the wall in her office.
I also had to guess at the size, but it fit on the wall in her new office just perfectly!I put a hanging sleeve on the back of it, and split it in the middle, so she could use a curtain rod with a center bracket to hang it with for extra support (because t-shirt quilts are heavy).
It measures 84″ x 84″ square. I used all the printed parts of all the t-shirts, and filled in with regular fabrics to fit them all together like a puzzle. I even made a couple of star blocks using the t-shirt sections. I worked in 4 equal-sized sections for easier handling, then just sewed the four finished sections together to complete the top. I put regular cotton prints on the back (pieced from stash), and used a very low-loft polyester batting inside. It’s just quilted with a medium-sized all-over meander, so as not to detract from the shirts. It’s a busy quilt! I told her it would make a great conversation piece in her office!
She is very happy with it, and now I guess I need to get out the other leftover t-shirts and get started on one for her to use in her apartment, huh?