I've been wanting to make a tee shirt quilt for AGES, and I finally got around to it!
I dug out the plastic garbage sack full of old, sentimental tee shirts left in the garage, and after reading various, conflicting instructions online, got to it!
Cutting into the first few shirts was actually REALLY hard...I mean, what if I messed it up? I'll NEVER get this shirt back! This is my HISTORY, here!
But then, after a while, I started cutting with reckless abandon - kind of empowering, actually. :-)
I backed all the shirts with fusible interfacing to keep them sturdy, and used a fuzzy flannel as the sashing and the back (solid black). I love how it turned out, but man it was a bitch to sew! Still, I'm really pleased!
If you've known me for a while (i.e. college or before) you probably recognize quite a selection of the shirts - and now I'll always have them as a good reminder, rather than rotting in an attic somewhere. What a cool project!
What do you think?