When the T-Shirt books and patterns appear in the top 100, you know graduation is right around the corner! These quilts are a true labor of love – and are the perfect project to teach someone how to quilt!
This simple Cut Loose Press pattern is designed to incorporate 25 blocks into a queen size quilt or 15 blocks into a college twin. Trim the T-Shirts into 12″; 14″ and 16″ squares – and then add borders so all of the blocks are the same size. Turn smaller squares such as pockets and sleeve art into 8″ blocks.
Since you are working with T-Shirt knit; sweatshirt knit, and jersey, they must be stabilized before they are combined with the cotton sashing and borders. Iron a fusible tricot interfacing. I use Bosal Item #351B-WHT or Pellon Item #EK130PWHT.
When working with a newbie, have them iron the interfacing to the back of each T-Shirt design. Then use the Creative Grids Square It Up rulers – this pattern uses the 16″ size. Center the design on the shirt under the ruler. Then, use the holes in the ruler to mark the corners of the square that is appropriate for each shirt. Once the borders are added, trim each block to 16 1/2″.
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The 14″ Size – Item #CGRSQ14 Retail $36.45
The 12″ Size – Item #CGRSQ12 Retail $29.95
Whichever book or pattern you choose, these Creative Grids rulers make quick work of trimming the blocks. You can’t afford a mis-cut when working with memories!
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Why not set up a display in your shop now? Include fabrics that would coordinate well with your local school colors.