Reuse Favorite T-shirts As A Quilt

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.


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

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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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