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Slightly cheating!
After seeing my t-shirt quilt, my little sister brought round a bag of her old t-shirts and told me she wanted one for her Christmas present. She didn't really have enough t-shirts, so I had to cheat a bit and deviate from the traditional quilt technique. But actually it's turned out nicer than mine, so I'm considering an edit...

Posted by HotPinkCrayola from Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom • Published See HotPinkCrayola's 95 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First grab your t-shirts and cut to size. This version took 24, 12"x12" panels from 12 t-shirts. I used the big design on the front, then also cut a plain design from the back. Some of these I left blank, but others I appliquéd on pictures I'd rescued from old knickers! You can do as you like, as long as you end up with the right number :)

  • Step 2

    Sew into four columns of six t-shirt panels. They should be one above the other NOT side by side.
    Take care with colours - try to get a pattern going, or at least make sure to evenly distribute colours. Whatever you think looks nice really.

  • Step 3

    Sew each column together side by side. This should create a big sheet of panels, six rows (up/down) by four columns(left/right). It measures approx 72"x48", or actually a bit less because of the seam allowance.

  • Step 4

    Hew around the edge of your big sheet to make it nice and neat.

  • Step 5

    Finally, sew your sheet onto your fleece blanket, taking care to centre it and pin it carefully first.

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HotPinkCrayola
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
Sarah S - yup, TOTALLY cheating, but so much easier than real patchwork lol.
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Sarah S.
Sarah S. · Coquille, Oregon, US
Omgsh that is totally cheating but I totally love it!!!
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Pixel junkie
Pixel junkie · Oakland, California, US · 66 projects
that's awesome!
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