T-Shirt Quilt Center Complete

T-shirt Quilt Center
T-shirt Quilt Center

For those of you who do not follow me on Twitter (@artquiltmaker, if you are so inclined) will not know about my commuting woes. Our local interurban train system is on strike, which makes for longer and more tiring commutes. As a result, I have not had much inclination to sew after work or even write much. I don’t often sew much in the evenings anyway, but occasionally I will cut or press fabric, sew a seam or two or do something.

Still, over the last week, I was able to get the center of the T-shirt quilt mostly together. I need to put on a couple of borders to anchor all of the stretch, but, essentially, the main part is done.

I am also considering a pieced border. I am thinking about 4″ squares surrounded by the grey speckle, but we will see.

The biggest problem with this quilt is keeping the &^%$#@ thing square. I have, actually given up, because each time I trim, I have to trim somewhere else. I can see the sense in sashing all the blocks first.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

3 thoughts on “T-Shirt Quilt Center Complete”

  1. Remember me talking about my “Cautionary Tale Quilt?” That one wouldn’t square up no matter what I did, although I don’t have the excuse of using tshirt material on it. At least your lack of square is legitimate! Still n’ all, I just had to stop cutting and just dubbed it “Square” and moved on. The tshirt quilt is looking great–good work! And sorry about your commuter woes. Perhaps a time to read a good long Russian novel?

    1. UGH! No Russian novels, but perhaps something long?

      Yes, I thought of your Cautionary Tale. I am not cutting anymore and I know my quilter will take care of most of the problems. Anchoring those t-shirts is a key component!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  2. I have made several t shirt quilts and on one of them I used the backs and cut them in strips 3×6 (alternating the colors) sewing them together as the out side border. It tied the whole quilt nicely. For that one I couldn’t find a fabric I liked and that worked out well. I really like the collage look of your quilt. 😉

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