How To Make a Tshirt Quilt

How To Make a Tshirt Quilt


If you have a collection of sentimental t-shirts that you no longer wear but can't bear to part with, why not turn them into a cozy and meaningful quilt? Making a t-shirt quilt is a creative and practical way to preserve memories and create a unique keepsake. 

Materials Needed

  • T-shirts (Use old ones!)
  • Fabric for backing
  • Batting
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

Step 1: Collect and Prepare T-shirts

Gather the t-shirts you want to include in your quilt. Make sure they are clean and free from stains. Decide on the size of each t-shirt block and cut them accordingly using a ruler and rotary cutter. Consider using the front or back of the t-shirt depending on the design or sentimental value.

Step 2: Arrange and Pin the Blocks

Lay out the t-shirt blocks on a flat surface and arrange them in a pleasing pattern. Once you are satisfied with the layout, pin the blocks together to keep them in place.

Step 3: Sew the Blocks

Using a sewing machine, stitch the blocks together one by one. Take your time and ensure that the seams are straight and secure. Remove the pins as you sew.

Step 4: Add Batting and Backing

Once all the blocks are sewn together, place the quilt top on a flat surface. Layer batting on top of the quilt top, and then add the backing fabric. Smooth out any wrinkles and pin the layers together.

Step 5: Quilt the Layers

Using a sewing machine, start quilting the layers together. You can choose to sew straight lines or experiment with different quilting patterns. Take your time and make sure all layers are securely stitched together.

Step 6: Trim and Finish

After quilting, trim any excess batting and backing fabric. Fold the raw edges of the quilt to the backside and sew them down for a neat finish. Give the quilt a final press with an iron to remove any wrinkles.


Creating a t-shirt quilt is a wonderful way to repurpose old t-shirts and cherish memories. Follow these steps and let your creativity shine as you transform your t-shirts into a cozy and meaningful quilt that will be treasured for years to come.



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