I love t-shirt quilts! I have a hard time letting things “go” and simplifying. I always wonder if I will want that item one day! Ha ha my boys probably wont even care-but sometimes I like to hold onto other things because I want to show them something I did at a point in my life. I think the t-shirt quilt is great for sentimental reasons like these! It is a way to hold onto special t-shirts, but you don’t have to have them filling your dresser up …or stuck in a bag in the attic!
My sweet sis, Joni, got Dancing Zebras its first t-shirt quilt orders!! Her art teacher was talking about wanting one and she mentioned how my sister, Olivia, and I make them. We have made tons of them as gifts, but we had yet to get a paid gig :). She ended up she giving us two orders! Olivia did one of them and I did the other. Here are pictures of the one I completed for her this week…
In the past when Olivia and I have worked together to complete some as presents, I do the job of sewing. Olivia has taken on the harder part of measuring and cutting. I was on my own here and really missing my sister’s touch. 🙂 Ha ha it was fun though. T-shirt quilts aren’t hard. It’s just sewing a lot of straight lines. The part that always gives me trouble is when I am attaching the three layers (top, stuffing, and back) and trying to edge them all together. I don’t think I had any “bunches” or “hiccups” with this one and am really pleased with how it turned out!!
Leave a Reply