by sbott54 13 Sep 2015

My cousin, whose husband recently died of cancer at only 53, has asked that I make a T-shirt for each of her children. Any advice from those who have made one? I am thinking about using Wonder Under to stabilize the T-Shirts. Would you think flannel would work as boder strips and backing? Batting? Thanks for any and all advice. --Sandra

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by gerryb 14 Sep 2015

I made my son a tee shirt quilt. I ironed on the Pellon thin iron on before cutting the sqs so it would not shift during cutting. Then I did it like a regular quilt..using the bars around each block. I posted it in projects, if you want to go see. I don't know how you can find my projects, but someone here can tell you, I'm sure! I used Kona cotton for both the bars & the backing, with warm & natural in the middle...then paid to have it quilted! There are several ways to do a tee shirt quilt, some easier than how I did. But you really should use that iron on to stablize the knit shirts. Good luck!

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gerryb by gerryb 14 Sep 2015

Oh. Click on my name, then when you get to "my" posts, there's a list saying different areas, click on "projects" & all the projects I've posted will come up. The quilt is just the 3rd one down..or so.

sbott54 by sbott54 18 Sep 2015

Thanks for suggesting the lightweight Pellon iron-on stabilizer. Wonder Under would have made it very stiff and un-cuddily. I have a 60% coupon from Jo-Anns and going to buy a whole role of it.

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by jrob Moderator 13 Sep 2015

I've done t-shirt quilts and used flannel as backing, but I'd be afraid to use it for border strips. When you start sewing 2 types of material together they need to be at least distant cousins. :) Now, if you sew the t-shirts onto a piece of cotton to totally stabilize it, you can use the flannel as a border. I sew the t-shirts to cotton and use a temporary spray and make sure it's stuck well. The t-shirt material can be stretchy and tricky to work with.

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jrob by jrob 13 Sep 2015

P.S. You can edit your post. Click to see how:
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sbott54 by sbott54 18 Sep 2015

Thanks also for your suggestions. I can't use spray for health reasons and think spraying would take less time than ironing all the stabilizer. But hey, we sewers/quilters/embroiderers/etc. know handmade with love takes time. Lol

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by sbott54 13 Sep 2015

Oops! Making a T-Shirt quilt.

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