A few months ago, Andrew’s friend, Joel, asked if I would make a t-shirt quilt for him. I agreed and he brought a stack of t-shirts the last time he was in town.
Joel got married last weekend. It’s not really the best wedding present since he asked me to make it and gave me just about everything I needed to make it, but we also bought a cutting board to go with it.
T-shirt quilts are easy to do, especially if you just use the t-shirts and don’t add sashing or anything. I used every single t-shirt he sent me plus the backs of some.
I had to add a few on the back. Not all of the shirts are KU, but most of them are. There are a few KC related shirts (Royals, Boulevard) and then just two Lawrence related shirts (Free State, Louise’s). I kept the KC ones on the back, but the Lawrence ones are on the front.
I think Joel was excited about this when he saw it on Sunday while opening wedding gifts. I bound it in the car on the way to the wedding and once we got to the hotel.
I kept the quilting simple and just did a wavy line in between each of the shirts. I used SF 101 to stabilize the shirts. A bolt of that stuff doesn’t go very far when you’re working on a t-shirt quilt. Luckily, I got the bolts at half price.
Finally, I added a label. I used my machine and all of it’s fancy stitches to make it.
This was a super fast quilt to make. Prepping was the worst part because you have to cut all of the t-shirts, fuse the interfacing on, and cut them again. But once that was done, I finished this in just a few hours, which was good because I didn’t start it until Memorial Day Weekend and his wedding was the next weekend.
It was a great wedding, by the way. Congrats, Maddie and Joel!