Sewn : High School T-Shirt Quilt

Saturday, June 11, 2011

 I just finished my very first T-shirt quilt.
If you don't know what a T-shirt quilt is, well, it's a quilt made out of T-shirts! ha so pretty self explanatory.



I made one using shirts from different sports teams, school activities, family vacations.. basically all the shirts that usually end up as pajama shirts.



I like how many memories this quilt has, but at the same time, it's driving me crazy how crinkled it looks. Ugh, It's because of the way it was quilted together. I was persuaded into using the "meandering technique" instead of just simple squares and now I totally regret it.

..Oh well. At least I'll never feel like I have to iron it now. 

18 comments:

  1. Wow that is impressive - love how it collects all your memories and thoughts so visually. What a fabulous job you did x

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  2. I've always wanted a t-shirt quilt. I even have a bad of old t-shirts that I am saving just for that. Hopefully I'll make it happen one day.

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  3. A t-shirt quilt is probably the best use of shirts that would just become pjs. Very cool and meaningful!

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  4. AH GREAT JOB GIRL! I have a hundred zillion pajama shirts too ;) ha your explanation of a t-shirt quilt made me laugh ;)

    xoxo

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  5. I don't think the wrinkles look bad at all! Great job with this quilt! My best friend in high school did this as well (she didn't make it herself) and I'd have to say yours is pretty sweet looking. Our tshirts from high school were never as fun as yours...maybe I'm just old. hah

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  6. That's such an awesome quilt!! I think it looks great! I have gathered all of my school shirts to make myself one. :)

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  7. it looks wonderful, and the wrinkles are perfect! This will hold memories of a lifetime for you, such a lovely idea :)

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  8. Haylee, you ingenious girl you!!!! i love it and the textured look too...this is a serious holy potato peelings moment ; )

    this is rad b/c i've admired those t-shirt quilts for a long time and did a post about one i found way long ago. no regrets, it's completely awesome and the girl in the dress holding those balloons is super cute. huzzahs to you!!!! ♥

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  9. Ah, I love it! Love the THS sixth man shirts, oh memories! I can see how the crinkled look would bug you, but honestly I think it looks great, texture is awesome. Plus I think because it was made like that it will last longer because the t-shirts will stay in tact over time. Sweet job.

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  10. It's funny that you'd even consider ironing a quilt. I wouldn't. (: Awesome blanket though, I love that it's so personal.

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  11. it looks so good! i hope the meandering grows on you! i think in years to come you'll just be so happy to have this!

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  12. I actually love the meandering stitches!

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  13. dang! I love this idea, its super cute!

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  14. your quilt is awesome and i quite like the way its quilted, i think it makes it look funky :) great job!! :)

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  15. I've always wanted to try this but the trouble is I wear my tshirts till they're too manky!
    I'm so impressed you were able to do the quilting of the layers together yourself. I'm always intimidated, I think I would find it too big a job.

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  16. Those are awesome! I need to make one. I have wanted to for so long, but I'm intimidated. I don't know that I'll be able to do it well, haha. I think the crinkly-ness looks cool. It adds to the quilt. :)

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  17. I love this! My husband and I are traveling, seeing all 50 US states, and we live in a tiny trailer to do it so don't really have room for souvenirs. This would be an awesome way to do that!

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