Using the same methods as my first t-shirt quilt, I made another one for my brother in law. This time I was smarter and cut the shirts wider, interfaced and then cut them all before sewing. This one ended up being about 72″ x 80″. He chose a funky flannel with a beer print for the backing which I needed 5 yards of. For the batting I used Warm and Natural.
- Cut shirts larger than you need.
- Interface your shirts before you do your final cuts
- Do your layouts in strips – figuring out the narrowest shirt in the strip and cutting the rest of the shirts in that strip to that width.
- Put shirts that have room in the design for cutting on the bottom of the strip. This makes it easy to get your strips at the same length at the end.