So You Want To Make A T-Shirt Quilt!

October 22, 2015

How To Make A T-Shirt Quilt - From an Expert!

While T-Shirt Quilts of Texas would love to make a custom t-shirt quilt for you, sometimes you just gotta do it yourself! We have made thousands of T-Shirt Quilts over the last 10 years, and have pretty much seen the good and the bad in t-shirt quilt making. 
You've seen lots of images when doing a Google or Pinterest search. We'll walk you through the basic steps. We have found that keeping it simple usually works best.

Should You Make Your Own T-Shirt Quilt?

Maybe you know just enough about sewing that you want to try it yourself. Great! Here are some things to consider.


Basic Sewing Supplies -Seam ripper, masking tape, thread, scissors, pins, tape measure and so on.

Making the Blocks

Apply fusible to back of rough-cut t-shirtFigure out what you want your quilt to look like.  Decide what size block you want the blocks to be.  12 or 15 inch squares are very popular sizes.  The square ruler below is a 14.5" square, resulting in a 14" finished square when the quilt top is sewn together.

Creating the Top

Square up the t-shirt square with plastic ruler and rotary cutter for accuracy.Square up the t-shirt square with plastic ruler and rotary cutter for accuracy.

Layout for 12 t-shirts with sashing.

Finishing Up

There you have it. T-Shirt quilts in a nutshell.

T-Shirt Quilts of Texas is a full service professional business that can help you complete your quilt at most any stage. We also 'fix' quilts made by non-professionals. If you get started, and don't feel you are going to be able to complete your quilt. Take pictures of your quilt in process, email it to us, and we can let you know if we can help you get it finished.