give me your t-shirts, i will give you a quilt

well, i did it! i have successfully completed the fella’s t-shirt quilt. i am so glad i finished it during my vacation – with a day to spare, even!

this was a hell of a project. when i tackle mine, i think i will do a few things differently:

  • actually have a pattern or gameplan before i start cutting and sewing
  • figure out materials i will need in advance and buy them in one trip, rather than 8 or 9 trips to hobby lobby, walmart, and hancock fabrics
  • be more careful overall with corners/straight edges/measuring; possibly make a frame if i can make my t-shirt squares all the same size
  • possibly quilt as i go; the fella’s is not actually quilted (and i may still add ties); next time, i am considering sewing the sashing onto the squares onto the backing all in one, but that may not actually happen

here are some photos of the project. i am so glad to be done with it! and the fella loves it; he used it while watching a movie last night and brought it to bed with him. 🙂


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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