T-Shirt/Memory Quilt(s) Cut and Ready To Go

Finally, after a week of slicing and dicing, I managed to get all the t-shirts, hats, ties and other fiber items cut into manageable size pieces ready for their next step on their memory quilt journey.  As it turns out, I have enough pieces for four distinct quilts.

I have put the squares in a bin and will begin the search for sashing and backing fabrics for each.  When I am ready to assemble the first one, I will post the process here.  In the mean time, I still have loads of “attic” projects in the works.  Like this simple nine-patch that I assembled yesterday.  There were 12 blocks in the stash in the attic.  I don’t know if I intended to make more or not, but now it is a simple coverlet for a couch potato.  Wonder if I know anyone who would want it…  Let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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3 thoughts on “T-Shirt/Memory Quilt(s) Cut and Ready To Go

  1. I love love the memory quilt idea. About how many t-shirts are you able to put into a quilt? Is it more time consuming than a regular quilt (can you tell I’m not a quilter?)?

    • Thanks for the questions!! You don’t have to be a quilter to make a memory quilt. It takes about the same amount of work as a “regular” quilt. Basic sewing skills with a sewing machine are all that are required. The blocks are cut in squares or rectangles and interfacing is ironed on the back of each block for stabilization. Once I decide on a sashing fabric (the strips that go between the blocks) I will do a post on how to put it together. # of blocks per quilt – no clue at the moment…

  2. You have been one more cutting fiend! Wow, that;s alot of blocks. Love the little couch potato nine block. Would make a great child’s bed coverlet.

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