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Reuse Favorite T-shirts As A Quilt


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Through our teenage years (OK, still to this day), my brother and I went to hundreds of concerts. It's all we'd ever spend our hard-earned chore money on. We've collected many a precious T-shirt while following our favorite bands on tours.

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Now we have outgrown them, but wanting to keep them alive for our memories, we've had our mother turn the T-shirts into quilts. This one here is the first quilt my mother ever tried making, so trying with old T-shirts was good practice for her and just an amazing recycled gift for us! Even though it's a bit crooked, we cherish it more than you can imagine. All our favorite bands now keep us warm at night. Sweet dreams.

By attosa from Los Angeles, CA

Quilt made from concert t-shirts.
 

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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

That is an awesome quilt.

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October 20, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks so much! I'm going to give my mother a break and make one myself - we'll see how it goes :)

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October 23, 20110 found this helpful

Your mother did a great job! I make quilts and using the stretchy T shirts to make one is no easy job. It looks awesome!

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you so much! I thought maybe the stretch made it a bit more difficult. :)

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August 14, 20170 found this helpful

Before sewing press the T-shirts onto fusible stabilizer and they stay square and don't stretch out of shape!

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August 13, 20170 found this helpful

I made my daughter a t-shirt quilt with her HS and college t-shirts. To prevent stretching I first sewed the t-shirt squares to muslin. After I was done, I looked on line and saw someone ironed the T-shirt squares to fusible interfacing to prevent stretching, which probably would have been easier and faster.

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