Showcase Memories with a T-Shirt Quilt
- 30 mins on-demand video
- 8 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Design and construct a T-shirt quilt top
- You must know how to use a sewing machine.
- Quilting experience helpful but not required.
- See the T-shirt class page on badgirlquilts.com for a comprehensive list of supplies and tools.
This course will teach you design and construction techniques to create a T-shirt quilt top. I will demonstrate techniques on video, provide patterns and drawings for design options, and lists for tools and supplies as well as embellishment options. While you don't need to have quilting experience, it is expected that you know how to operate your sewing machine.
- This course is for anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine and would like to create a T-shirt quilt.
- Knowledge of rotary cutting is very helpful.
This is a quick introduction to the course. Included is a printable class outline that includes all the lecture descriptions.
I go over what you'll need for the course. I'm a little short on the material needed at this point, because you may choose a layout that doesn't require it. I'll go into more detail on that in Lecture 4. There's a printable supply list you can take to the store with you.
There are four layouts I teach in this class. There's a printable document that gives you a good picture of the options and can help you choose which will be best for you.
There is a demonstration on how I cut shirts along with some tips for cutting your own shirts. In this video, I suggest leaving a lot of extra room because you don't know how big you'll want the block at this point. However, if you are planning on creating a quilt with uniformly-sized blocks, you can cut them close to your desired size. IMPORTANT: The jersey material shifts a lot and you need to leave room for seams, so be generous and careful when cutting the shirts down.
In this demonstration, I am applying the interfacing to the T-shirt blocks. If you are making a quilt with uniformly-sized blocks, trim your blocks to their unfinished size (1/2" larger than the finished size) after they are stabilized. If you are new to rotary cutting, please watch the lecture on trimming the blocks in the next section.
This is where the quilt top starts coming together. Watch as I lay out the blocks and use contrast to create a visually pleasing quilt top. Regardless of the layout you choose, you'll lay out your quilt top in the same manner and rearrange the blocks until you feel it's just right.