Now, I know not everyone is a fan of actually WEARING their tie dyed creations, so I thought I would give you a quick photo tutorial on how to turn your tie dyed shirts into a quilt.
The steps to making a t-shirt quilt are really pretty simple.
- 1. Cut the seams out of the shirt(s)
- 2. Open it up flat
- 3. To keep the knit from stretching and distorting during sewing, apply a lightweight fusible interfacing
- 4. Apply the interfacing with an iron (follow manufactures instructions)
- 5. Cut down the shirt into squares (Mine were random sizes, but your design is completely up to you)
- 6. Sew your squares into larger blocks and square them up.
- 7. (optional) Apply sashing between the blocks (I used solid black cotton quilting fabric to make the the tie dye pop, but you could use any additional fabrics you want)
- 8. Make a quilt sandwich (add backing fabric and batting.. or in this case I just backed it with a piece of polar fleece for a lightweight blanket. I didn’t add batting). Quilt layers together.
- 9. Bind the edges and ta-dah! You are done.
Here is my finished project:
This quilt (using one shirt and with a finished size of approximately 4x4) took me a single evening. I did machine quilt and bind it. But even a beginning sewer could complete a similar one in a few evenings.
I am planning on doing a more detailed t-shirt tutorial in the future, for all you non-quilters (with seam allowances, cutting guides etc.) But that is the beauty of this quilt. It doesn't really matter.. the random dye pattern will hide a lot of flaws!
Just have fun with it!
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This was NOT a sponsored post. Tulip did not ask me to write up this tutorial and I was not compensated.