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Queen-Sized Tee Shirt Quilt Finished!

Way back when, I showed you the layout of a tee shirt quilt.  I have finally finished it!  It took a lot longer than I had planned because of upholstery projects that popped up and other personal reasons.  But now it’s quilted, bound, and dedicated.

tee shirt quilt dedication

I traced the dedication from a computer print-out.  The picture below is a little blurry, but you get the idea:


This is half of the quilt, folded over a clothesline in my backyard.  There wasn’t any place big enough for me to photograph it completely!

tee shirt quilt finished


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9 Responses to “Queen-Sized Tee Shirt Quilt Finished!”

  1. big daddy Says:

    good work sweetheart. it looks pretty amazin. i’ve got a lot of Buffet tees i don’t wear anymore. want something to do?

  2. Rachael Says:

    I came over from whipup and I am so impressed by this quilt-it looks SO much better than others I have seen online-and people sell those! I have a bunch of t-shirts of my dh’s that I need to make into a quilt-any tips? I saw somewhere that you should back the t-shirt fabric with fusible interfacing to keep it from stretching. Did you do that?

  3. Karen Says:

    Hi Rachel – Actually, I did not use iron-on interfacing. I wasn’t sure how that would feel, since it’s basically plastic. Plus, for a big quilt, that’s just another cost that can get expensive!

    This is what I did:
    I placed either muslin or cheap printed woven fabric I didn’t care for under the tee shirt. The muslin acted like an interfacing and kept the jersey fabric from stretching as I sewed. I used a rotary cutter to cut both to size, but if you pinned the two (muslin and tee shirt jersey) together while cutting, you can also use scissors.

    When I sewed the sashing (the borders around each tee shirt square/rectangle), I kept the muslin on the wrong side of the tee shirt while the sashing was face down, right sides together with the tee shirt.

    I hope that makes sense! I hope to do a tutorial soon :)

  4. Rachael Says:

    Thank you! That does make sense. I like our idea better than the interfacing, too.

  5. funny tees Says:

    Ha ha, that is rockin

  6. Anita Says:


  7. Nikki McGonigal Says:

    Love this! I was just asked by a friend to make a t-shirt quilt from all of her race t’s. I love your idea of using the muslin as backing. I, too, was worried I wouldn’t like the feel of the interfacing. I noticed your binding technique, too. Do you not handsew it to the back? I’ve always been fearful of trying to sew it by machine, but yours looks so neat and accurate. Any tips??

  8. polo shirts Says:

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  9. A Says:

    A year & many months later, but do I see a Rockville Montgomery Swim Club t-shirt? (my team…)

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