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 🙂
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…
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.