Friday, November 22, 2013

T-shirt Quilt Finish


 More than a month ago I finished a custom t-shirt quilt for my father-in-law. He requested a double-sided quilt; one side to feature his Yankees, Giants, and Rangers gear, and another to show off the t-shirts he's gathered from reffing and playing on baseball teams.


I kept the quilting to a minimum because a lot of FMQ is tough to do on a heavy t-shirt quilt (ask me how I know this). Plus, I wanted it to stay "manly," relatively linear, and to show off the t-shirts. My favorite method for nice, straight lines on t-shirt quilts is painter's tape!



I used my friend Renee's awesome double-sided quilt hanging sleeve tutorial, and now the quilt proudly hangs in his bar/tv room! He says he switches it up all the time :) It makes me SO happy when someone really appreciates handmade!

 


After the holidays I plan on writing a tutorial for how I make t-shirt quilts. My process is different than that I've seen otherwise online, so I look forward to sharing!



Photoshoot with the husband at the park :)

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8 comments:

  1. I'm so glad my tiny tutorial is being used for such nice things! The quilt is the perfect wall hanging for a man cave, haha.

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  2. That came out beautifully Jess!! It was nice to hear he is enjoying it a lot too.

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  3. good for you! he'll love them!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. great job! I'll have to check out that sleeve tutorial

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  5. Jess I love your quilt!

    I'm making a tshirt quilt for my dad made of all his concert Ts and surprising some Denyse Schmidt for Joann's that matches perfectly! I was thinking of using minky on the back with very minimal quilting or maybe tying. What do you think, have you tried it before? I haven't found any good advice on the web but know you have made a few would love your advice :)

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  6. Isn't it wonderful when our handmade gifts are truly and obviously appreciated!

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