Monday, September 24, 2012

Tee Shirt Quilts and Tee Shirt Purses

Tee shirts or T-shirts, most of us have a collection and don't know what to do with them.  So they sit on a shelf. 

A customer gave me her 5 year old grandson's old tee shirts, and I decided to try my first tee shirt quilt.  It was fun and easy!

I cut the tee shirts out and fused interfacing to the back of the squares.  I bordered them with red or white, then put blue sashing.  It was quite large, almost queen size.  Did lots of machine quilting, and there it is!

The customer I made it for was thrilled, and can't wait to give it to her grandson.

I also made 2 purses for her out of left-over tee shirt fabric.  Again, used fusible interfacing to keep it from stretching, and I braided strips of fabric for the straps.

This is a very popular type of quilt, hope I get to make some more!

I love to try new ideas and techniques!