Tag "T-shirt quilt"

Going tropical for my next T-shirt quilt

I know many of you have found this blog because of my How to Make a T-shirt Quilt video tutorial. That class is one of the most popular ones I teach at my local quilt shop. I prefer to teach by first demonstrating the techniques, then assisting as the students practice. That means I get about two shirts done each time I teach the class. The last time I taught

T-shirt quilt tutorial: Binding

Here are the final videos in the How to Make a T-shirt Quilt series. The first video focuses on preparing the binding and sewing it to the top of your quilt with a sewing machine. The second shows you how to stitch the binding to the back of the quilt by hand using an invisible stitch. Thanks for following along with these tutorials. Make sure to post photos of your

I’m going through sewing machine withdrawal

I sewed one too many sweater mittens this winter. Last Thursday my sewing machine let me know it had ingested one too many lint particles from the felted sweaters and started making a noise that scared me enough to stop sewing right then and there and call the store I purchased it from. Thankfully the machine just needs a cleaning, but there’s a back up of machines in for service,

T-shirt quilt tutorial: Making the sandwich

What you’ll need: A large flat surface to work on, such as a floor or folding table. Backing fabric that is 10 inches wider and longer than your quilt top. I buy fabric that is specifically made for quilt backs that is 108 inches wide. Warm and White or Warm and Natural batting that is 10 inches wider and longer than your quilt top. Chalk marking wheels with blue and

I tried, I really did

My husband/video tutorial cameraman, works second shift so we only have two nights off together each week. Yesterday was one of those nights, so I worked my little tail off to finish sewing my T-shirt quilt top together so we could film a video on how to mark it, layer and baste it. I got the whole top pieced, all but two blocks marked and had negotiated favors with my

How to finish your T-shirt quilt by Christmas

I got a request from one of you for instructions on how to finish their T-shirt quilt by Christmas. I’m already out of town, so I’m not able to make the three videos that are required to show you all how to finish it, but I will do my best with photos and videos that I’ve already made for other projects. And if you have no intention of finishing the

Show off your T-shirt quilt on Flickr

If you’ve been following along with my T-shirt quilt video tutorials, then your creation is starting to resemble a quilt. Now you can share photos of your quilt in progress in the new Quilt Addicts Anonymous T-Shirt Quilts Flickr group. I know that’s a mouthful. But just click here to join. I can’t wait to see what all your quilts look like.

Warm & Natural giveaway

If you’ve been following along with the T-shirt tutorial videos, then you’re almost ready to layer and baste your quilt. I’m going to help one of you do that, by giving away a queen-sized package of Warm & Natural batting. I recommend Warm & Natural for T-shirt quilts because it can be quilted up to 10 inches apart. We won’t be quilting that sparsely, but I do like to keep