You can make a t-shirt quilt for your baby or for yourself. It’s a quick and easy way to add color and excitement to an under-bed outfit. Even if you’ve never done it before, you can make one pretty easily in a weekend. Here’s how to do it:
First things first – you need to know what t-shirt quilt making projects to use. There are dozens of different ones to choose from, so you’ll have to experiment to find which ones are easiest for you. I used a few different patterns when I was first trying my hand at a t-shirt quilt making. The t-shirt I made in them was several shades darker than the colors in the rest of the quilting I was doing, and the finished product was much coarser in texture than some of the other t-shirt quilt projects I tried.
To make a t-shirt quilt, you first need to learn how to set up your project. This usually means buying a kit with a block set or patterns. Then, you assemble the blocks according to the instructions. If you’re using kits, be sure to assemble the blocks in the order they are described in the kit. Otherwise, you’ll find that some of your blocks aren’t even close to being ready to join together!
Next, you put your fabrics together according to your pattern. Most t-shirts have solid colors on one or two sides, with printed fabrics on the other two. Usually, you’d want the background fabric to be a lighter color than the printed side. This is another way to avoid running out of contrasting fabrics while you’re making your t-shirt quilt.
Most people who make t-shirt quilts use solid colors for their blocks. You may choose to do a solid background with printed patterns on white or colored background, or you can do a multi-colored block that has solid colors on one side and two or more colored stripes on the other side. Multi-color blocks are an especially popular choice for baby and shower gifts. One of the great things about using multiple colors is that you can easily change your pattern if the mood takes you. However, most people choose solid colors for their quilts.
Finally, when you’ve completed your t-shirt quilt, you need to use fusible interfacing to join the blocks together. Fusible interfacing is relatively easy to install, but it takes practice to be sure that you’ve used enough of the right adhesive. If you sew the wrong areas, you can end up with a pinched line between the blocks. If you want to ensure that you get a perfect fit every time, you should use a very thick fusible interfacing.