Making a Sports Jersey Quilt

A great memory quilt can be made for your sports enthusiast or athlete from a sports jersey collection. This is a guide about making a sports jersey quilt.


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June 8, 2005 Flag

I took all the softball jerseys from my granddaughter's years of playing softball and made her a huge quilt from them. She cherishes this quilt and it brings back lots of memories for her.

By Ruby

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April 9, 20100 found this helpful

These quilts I made out of soccer jerseys, 2 of them are my own children, and the other one was for a friend. What a great way to get the jerseys out of a BOX and still have them as a keep sake! They loved them!

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February 8, 2005 Flag

Take the jerseys you have accumulated and make them into quilt squares. This is a neat keepsake. My son is in hockey and has a lot of jerseys. I am saving them and making squares out of them as he goes on. Each year could be a square (including practice, game and camp jerseys). It is such a neat idea.

By Crystal

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September 8, 20070 found this helpful

Can you give me directions on how you made it?

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January 12, 2013 Flag

Will the edges of the jersey fray if not tucked under?

By Claudia

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

More likely to curl some than fray. Maybe a small run here or there if the item is roughly handled. Jersey holds up well in that respect.

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

Usually jersey fabrics will curl, but as the other poster said, sometimes jersey will 'run', too. Either way it's not an attractive finish on a quilt.

You can make your own binding (see link below) or you can buy pre-made blanket binding to finish the edge, and you'll be a lot happier with the professional look to your lovely handcrafted quilt. Binding will also maintain the shape so the quilt will have a longer life.

http://quilting  ding_strips.html

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

Probably not, but the raw edges of your seams may curl. Also zigzag seam finish would just make it look more finished.

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February 18, 2008 Flag

I am unable to locate instructions, to create a jersey quilt, out of fire dept. jersey shirts. Can you recommend a link of instructions?

Thank you, Laura

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February 18, 20080 found this helpful

Try looking up TShirt quilts, Tshirt memorabilia quilts, I think that might get you more information.

Hope that helps!

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February 18, 20080 found this helpful

Here are some links to get you started:

http://www.stra  equilts_how.html  tart=10&sa=N

http://users.ez  t_directions.htm

http://www.goos  nstructions.html

This one has a picture gallery of t-shirt quilts others have made:

http://quilting  /T-Shirt-Quilts/

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February 18, 20081 found this helpful

I just watched a show on TV that I think might apply to you called : "Quilting with Special Fabrics", on a PBS TV show called "America Quilts Creatively". And, because jersey is a knit & stretches somewhat, I'd follow the directions for the "minky" fabric, because "minky" is slippery, can't be ironed & it stretches quite a bit, what they did was use a light weight interfacing under it to stabilize it.


http://www.amer  detail.asp?id=86

---> Hey, just in case you've never seen this show, It's REALLY good! And I don't even quilt! But at towards end of the show, the have a "technology" segment & I really like that! Not only do they teach you how to use quilting software for your computer, they show you how to do fun & unusual kinds of sewing projects. Lots of great ideas too!

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