There are so many T-Shirt Memory Quilt's out there, but when I set out to make this one, I wanted it to be different than the usual 10 x 10 square patchwork square quilt. So I fussy cut the patches on the shirts, and included pocket logos and rally towels and so forth. This meant you can really make any size quilt you want with any size squares you want. Then, it's all about adding scraps to start making things square so you can sew it all together. And I walk you through how to do that process in the tutorial ;) I just love how fun and scrappy it looks and how it allows you to really focus on the parts of the shirt that matter ;)
And the great thing about adding Scraps to this T-Shirt Memory Quilt is that you can balance out all the craziness that comes from so many different T-shirt designs. I tried to use more low volume scraps around the darker T-shirts and Darker scraps around the Lighter T-shirts. That really helped to balance things out. I used a variety of scraps that I had, but realized the ones I like best are those that read as one color and have a smaller to medium scale print. They aren't quite as busy and help to make the Shirt's pop instead of the scraps. I would change out a few on this quilt if I had it to do over again ;)
But it's all good because my husband just loves his T-Shirt Memory Quilt!!! I am so glad that my sweet Mother-In-Law, Barbara, saved all of his shirts so I could make this up!!! And now, I have been collecting my Kid's shirts to make them a memory quilt when they graduate high school. (And I have one doing just that next year, crazy!!!) And oh, 2020 shirts will have memories wrapped up in them!!!
And that is my T-Shirt Memory Quilt Quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!! And if you have a stack of shirts that have just been waiting to be made up into a T-Shirt Memory Quilt quilt . . . just click on any of the project name links for the free step by step tutorial. And when you are done, I would love to see your Quilts!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc :) I can't wait to see your T-Shirt Memory Quilts!!
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This is the kick in the seat of the pants I need. I have two different sets of t-shirts that I can't bear to give away but that I don't have enough lifetimes to wear. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete