How many shirts do I need for a memory quilt?
30 shirts will make a full size quilt, approx. 82″ x 96″ – 5 across x 6 down. 36 shirts will make a queen size quilt, approx.
What kind of backing do I need for a Tshirt 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.
How do you make a quilt out of old T-shirts?
If you have old T-shirts that you can’t bear to throw away, repurpose them into a new quilt! Cut a large square out of each shirt and arrange them into a pattern that you like. Fuse interfacing to the squares so they’re easy to handle and sew them into rows. Then sew the rows together to make a top for your quilt.