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A fun blanket made out of old tshirts!
I acquired lots of tshirts at everything from elementary school track meets to political campaigns. Since I hardly ever wear tshirts, I decided to make a useful blanket out of them!

Posted by kathleenserene from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See kathleenserene's 40 projects »
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  • How to recycle a t-shirt quilt. T Shirt Blanket - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, get all your tshirts together. Decide how big you want your squares to be. Mine were 12" x 12" because it made for simple measuring. Mark the shirts then cut them (leaving plenty of room for hemming them together.)

  • How to recycle a t-shirt quilt. T Shirt Blanket - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay the squares out on the blanket in the order you want them to go. Play with the colors. I decided to go for a sort of checkerboard look since most of my tshirts were black or white. Check out my mad track skills! =P

  • Step 3

    Sew all the tshirts together. (Take two squares. Place their front sides together then sew along whichever edge they should have in common in the finished blanket. Do this until all the tshirts are connected.) Sorry no picture. =(

  • How to recycle a t-shirt quilt. T Shirt Blanket - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lay the squares on top of the fleece blanket (the backing of your *new* blanket!) and decide how big of a frame you want the blanket to have. Fold and pin the fleece over the edges of the big tshirt piece until it looks right. Then sew it down!

  • How to recycle a t-shirt quilt. T Shirt Blanket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now give your finished blanket a good wash to get rid of any leftover chalk markings on the tshirts!

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kathleenserene
kathleenserene · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 40 projects
Sounds great, I can't wait to see pictures!
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Pacemaker Princess
Pacemaker Princess · Calgary, Alberta, CA · 2 projects
I am so going to make one like this! I have saved all my nephews harley shirts over the years!(they are now 11&13) and hubs and I have a bunch of old ratty harley t-shirts that are just begging to be used for something. I will enlist my Mom's help and we will make a bedspread for my bed! Such an awesome idea! Thanks! Will post pics once we get 'er done!
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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
awww, shirt blankets are the most amazingly comfortable thing ever! I'm working on one made of 30 of my old shirts Tongue
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
Awesome, I've been thinking about doing this for some time! Happy
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kathleenserene
kathleenserene · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 40 projects
Copy away Kokatie! And Auntie, I actually did sew this by hand. It was during my broken sewing machine period. =D I don't recommend it, it took FOREVER! I changed the time requirement here to what it would have been had I been using a sewing machine. =)
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Krafty Kokatie
Krafty Kokatie · Orangeville, Pennsylvania, US · 20 projects
awesome idea, care if I copy???? I have a million shirts I can use !!
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Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
That is awesome. I have several shirts I've been planning to do this very same thing with, but no sewing machine, and I'm not hand sewing it!
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