Friday, January 14, 2011

From Hoarding to Quilting

I am a hoarder. There I said it. Don't worry though; I'm not the kind that you see on TV I really only hoard a few things.

Such as:
  1. Wedding invitations
  2. Fabric scraps
  3. Tupperware
  4. Shoes
  5. T-shirts

The last one is the worst. I CAN NOT throw away a t-shirt. I mean come on, a lot of them have sentimental value and I would bet that a lot of you can't throw them away either. So I decided to take action and put together a plan for my first t-shirt quilt. Don't worry I don't plan on proudly displaying it on the sofa or guest bed; it is currently neatly folded and placed in our linen closet for my unborn child to snuggle with.




Here are some good instructions on how to make a t-shirt quit; however, I changed a few things:
  1. No fancy borders for me.
  2. I cut my squares to 15 inches by using a clear plastic quilt square and cutting around it with a rotary cutter.
  3. I used 20 shirts, 4 across and 5 down, since I was not to worried about it needing to fit as a bedspread.
  4. For my backing I used 2 kinds of cute flannel fabric. Both are polka dots with the similar colors but different scales. Since most of the fabrics that are soft enough for a blanket are only 48 inches wide I had to buy 2.25 yards of each and piece them together lengthwise.
If you are interested in making one and could use a little help just just let me know and I'll try to answer any questions you have!  


  1. I have been wanting to make a quilt out of all the KD shirts!! Thanks for sharing how you made it..I think i will pass this on to my Mama who loves to sew, knit, etc!!!

  2. omg I had forgotten about several of those shirts!! I want a closeup especially of the Accent shirt. Doesn't it say something funny? I can't remember.

  3. We have the same couch! just thought Id share that.