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T-Shirt Quilting 101

Learn to recycle your old t-shirts into a fabulous memory quilt that you can treasure for years to come.  

In this class we'll teach you all about turning your old t-shirts into a beautiful memory quilt.  You'll learn to back the t-shirts to stabilize them, add hourglass blocks and finishing.  We'll also discuss options for quilting your quilt on a domestic machine or having it quilted by a longarm quilter.  By the end of the day you should have a good start on your quilt.  


17 T-shirts (You could make a smaller version with 13 shirts)
2 yards Pellon SF101 interfacing
3 1/4 yards background fabric A
4 1/2 yards background fabric B 
Sewing Machine - don't forget your foot pedal and power cord
Rotary cutter
12.5" square ruler
6" x 24" ruler
seam ripper


Wash all shirts and cut apart up the sides. Keep the full front and back of each that you'd like to use. Cut your interfacing (SF101 or French Fuse) into 15 inch squares and press onto the back of the shirt, centered over the part of the shirt you want to use as your quilt block.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Confident Beginner
Requirements: Bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter, 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" ruler, 6" x 24" ruler, and thread. Must provide 12-16 t-shirts, backing for shirts, sashing and border fabrics.
Instructor: Lisa Hirsch

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