Tuesday, May 1, 2012

T Shirt Quilts

I have to share the story of Kassandra and her T Shirt quilt.

Step 1:  the box arrived in the mail.

The T shirts arrived and they were so beautifully folded.  She had every shirt marked exactly what she wanted in her quilt.  This girl is organized!


Step 2:  Kassandra didn't want anything to detract from the shirts and they were a lot of different colors.  Her choice of coordinating colors:  Black and White.  This was a first for me and it worked great.

Step 3:  I interfaced all the T shirts and did a trial layout to get a feel of what would fit where.  Kassandra had a lot of shirts and I wanted to use them all if possible.



Step 4:  I combined the sashing fabrics with the T shirts, moved things around a little and I had


Step 5:  I received the most thoughtful letter from Kassandra and I just had to share it with you.  This really made my day!


"This quilt is beyond perfect; it is everything I had hoped for and so much more.  I don't think you have any idea how very much this means to me.  You did an awesome job and certainly have a vision for this sort of thing.

Although it sounds sort of cheesy, all of these T-shirts were associated with memories for me.  Although I know that high school will by no means be the best part of my life, there were a lot of things that I enjoyed, and I know I really built a strong base for myself there, from which I'm sure I will be more comfortable off at school.  I'm sure one day when I'm missing some home-cooked meals I'll stare at it longingly and it will be a great comfort.

When my sister had the idea I was beyond excited.   My T-shirts were getting worn out but I was too sentimental to get rid of them.  At first we considered, being the crafty people that we are, attempting to make it ourselves, but I quickly nixed the idea, not wanting our first half-cocked attempt to ruin my T-shirts forever.  This was definitely a job for the professionals, and I could not have picked anyone better, nor would I ever go to anyone else in the future for something so important to me.

So thnk you Barb, from the bottom of my heart, I love this quilt more than I can put into words, and it means so very much to me.  You are truly a miracle worker.

With the upmost appreciation, always,"


How's that for appreciation from a HIGH SCHOOL girl who will be graduating this year!!!  Congratulations, Kassandra in whatever your future plans are.  I am sure you will go far. 

I will be teaching a T-shirt making class at the Quilt and Sewing Expo at UW Platteville this summer.

Check it out here:  http://www.uwplatt.edu/cont_ed/sewing_expo/index.html


1 comment:

Baker_ia said...

I think that T shirt quilt is one of my favorite ones so far and you are so right the black and white fabric really works in that quilt. Sounds like it is going to a very special home too.