This week we’ll be taking our cut and stabilized t-shirts and sewing them into rows. The quilt tops are finally taking shape!
Make your own quilt block template using supplies you have at home. Trimming blocks has never been easier (or less expensive)!
Time to stabilize, finalize your layout, and trim down those blocks! T-Shirt Quilt Sewalong Week 3.
Once you have all of your supplies gathered and have chosen a stabilizing method, it’s time to get to work! This week we’ll be choosing a layout and cutting our shirts into oversized blocks.
The three frustrating hours I spent stumbling through a sunhat pattern with unclear instructions and mislabeling drove home my desire to write patterns specifically for reclaimed and sentimental textiles. Careful labeling can be the difference between a finished project or one abandoned due to incorrect cutting and running out of a specific fabric. Thorough, clear instructions can be the difference between despair and joy while sewing.
Welcome to Week 1 of our T-Shirt Quilt Sewalong! I can’t wait to get started making memories with you through sewing. This week, I’ll be sharing a supply list and t-shirt quilt basics, including different methods for stabilizing your t-shirts so they’re easier to work with.
I know I’m not the only one with loads of t-shirts sitting in a drawer. Ones that hold special meaning, but don’t get worn anymore. Clean out that drawer and join me for a t-shirt quilt sewalong this summer!
Looking for a way to design your own lining fabric to use with the free Stand Firm Zip Pouch pattern? Spoonflower.com has made it easy to do yourself. And now I’m trying to make it even easier by giving you step-by-step instructions on how to use Spoonflower to make your lining piece!
I often find myself dwelling at the intersection of sewing and faith. Working to create something new from something old turns out to be a beautiful metaphor for the work Christ does in each of us. I’d love to share a little of my process so maybe others can discover how faith intersects their own creative endeavors. But mostly, I want to share a sliver of hope. Each month of 2020, I’ll be giving away a Hope Pouch from Reclaimed for Good.
You might be surprised at the amount of places you can “buy small” and still find great fabric for your projects. Here is a list of a few of my favorites!