review: The T-shirt Quilt Book

The T-shirt Quilt Book

The T-shirt Quilt Book: Create one-of-a-kind keepsakes, make 8 projects or design your own by Lindsay Conner and Carla Hegeman Crim

Most of us have a bunch of old t-shirts kicking around, many of which we probably don’t wear anymore but we don’t want to let go of because of their sentimental value. This book starts with the techniques you’ll need to master in order to sew your own t-shirt quilt and offers 8 projects you could make with your own tees. Most of the techniques will be familiar to those who have sewn a quilt before, though some may be new if you haven’t worked much with knit fabric before. For instance, the use of interfacing is critical to making t-shirt fabric cooperate in a medium where exact measurements matter. There are many more options here than just the ‘bunch of squares sewn together’ look that you’ve probably seen – not that there’s anything wrong with that design, there are just a lot of other ways to go about it!

full disclosure: I borrowed this book from the Cadillac Wexford Public Library through the MeLCat interlibrary loan system

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2 thoughts on “review: The T-shirt Quilt Book

  1. Would this be useful for someone with no sewing machine and limited hand sewing abilities? I want to make a t-shirt quilt but sewing isn’t my jam.

    • I think this would have some good information, but sewing with knit fabric like t-shirts are made of is really not the easiest in my experience. I am an experienced sewist but I don’t think I’d take on a t-shirt quilt myself because I find it more challenging than working with, say, quilting cotton. I have the feeling that I would not have the patience to do a good job on the knit fabric. So, maybe? If you have more patience than I do or find working with knit fabric less annoying than I do, you might be fine! 🙂

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