Preserve Memories With A T-Shirt Blanket

As I was getting ready for college, I realized two things: one, I had too many t-shirts. Two, I loathed parting with said T-shirts. Here's how to keep those well-worn memories fun and useful.

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  1. Gather materials: approximately 20 T-shirts, a sewing machine and thread, scissors, a 10.5X10.5 in. cardboard square (a calendar back), and enough material to span 5X4 of the cardboard squares (I purchased 1.5 yd. of green faux suede material from Wal-Mart for a bit over $10.00. Use whatever you want, though.)
  2. Using the cardboard as a pattern, snip out twenty squares of T-shirt (fronts, mostly, but if backs have something memorable, use them, too.)
  3. Sew four squares across, alternating colors. (Place faces of fabric together and sew down the side, leaving a small margin.) Repeat four more times, until all squares are incorporated.
  4. Sew rows together, forming a rectangle of 5X4 squares.
  5. Place face of giganto-rectangle to the fuzzy side of the faux suede and sew zig-zag around the perimeter, leaving one corner unsewn.
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  7. Turn right-side out by pulling fabric through the gap.
  8. Stitch up corner by hand.

So there you are, commemorate life events without donating or throwing out your past.

By Sarah

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By Sharon,Ky (Guest Post)
August 29, 20050 found this helpful

What a great idea!! I have so many special T-shirts from my family's school days.I'll have to try this.Thanks for the tip.

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August 29, 20050 found this helpful

This is great..I will try this with my daughter's old t-shirts..thanks

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August 29, 20050 found this helpful

that is such a great idea. thank you for the picture
it is great... I am gonna try this too.

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By Diana (Guest Post)
August 30, 20050 found this helpful

Iron the shirts on th fusible interfacing
Trim each with coordinating fabric and then sew the squares together for a different look

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Add batting and backing
Quilt the fabric for a long lasting quilt

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August 30, 20050 found this helpful

That's a great idea. I needed to get rid of some T's and didn't really want to, so now I can keep them this way.........Fran

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By Katie (Guest Post)
November 3, 20050 found this helpful

Hi there,
I was wondering if there was any place that would do it for me if I gave them the tshirts. I want to do two for gifts for christmas and I can't sew for the life of me. I'd like it to look good, so I thought I'd see if there was a place that could do it, possibly in Chicago? Let me know if you have any idea! Thanks so much
Katie
Pguard531 @ aol.com (remove spaces)

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By Megan (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

check out http://www.tshirtquiltsbymeg.com

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By Missy (Guest Post)
January 28, 20060 found this helpful

Check out www.cozytee.com We will do this for you!!

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By (Guest Post)
September 28, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks for the idea I am gonna do it.

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By Arianna D (Guest Post)
October 12, 20080 found this helpful

I did this! For college as well and I love it! I get so many compliments on it! Thanks for the instructions!

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By laurie (Guest Post)
October 20, 20080 found this helpful

I am also looking for someone to make these blankets. I am in the Chicago, Northwest Indiana area.

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