For whatever reason, I didn’t do something correctly last week and this was still sitting as a draft. Ugh! I apologize! So here is the tips that were supposed to come to you last week. I’m going on a Row by Row bus trip so I’ll post an extra bit from that trip later this week. Below is what went missing…..
Today I want to continue with T-shirt quilts. When making a random arrangement quilt, there might be sections that come together with angles in what seams like impossible intersections. Not to worry! These can be broken down into partial seam construction.
The center of the section shown at the left, can be pieced in the order shown below.
- Pink Missouri to blue Steamboat. (Section 1)
- Section 1 to large DZ. (I’ll call that A, since it is a multiple pieced section)
- DEBBIE to Teal Keystone (Section 2)
- Section 2 to above orange Cougars. (B)
- B to gray Missouri (C)
- C to A
Now, that section is together! Then I would continue looking at other areas and breaking them down into manageable sections!
#1- Break down areas with partial seam construction.
#2- Break quilt into manageable chunks of construction. Then sew those sections into the final quilt.
If you do not want partial seams, adjust your T-shirt arrangement (or cut T-shirt sizes) to make long straight lines across the quilt top. Personally, I love the look and interest that partial seams gives to the overall look. But, that is your call! Enjoy making T-shirt quilts! It can be a great business opportunity. T-shirts don’t go out of style and it is a great way to recycle the ones you don’t wear anymore. And a wonderful memory quilt! Another idea…all those leftover T-shirt backs…useable fabric! Make into quilt backs or make another quilt! It is still great soft T-shirt fabric, just without the logos.