What a pleasure it has been to work with Kathi to help with her eldest’s son’s quilt. Kathi has been collecting T Shirts for YEARS. O yes. They have paint, sweat and stains. We got to spend a couple afternoons cutting and backing t-shirts with fusible web. The result is below.
I love quilting patterns for Men. Sometimes is simple is best. My favorite is the center block from Bartle. “Don’t pet the Cat”
Pointers on t-Shirt quilts.
- You must use a light weight fusible web. T-Shirts are nasty little bias shifty things. Without web, your quilt top will end up wonkier than a J cup bra.
- You can use the front or back of shirts. Cut your shirt and web larger than your actual final square
- Spray Starch. Use it. No matter what, for the novice quilter keeping your squares as “stiff” as possible but still making them quilt-able is really important.