T-Shirt Quilt Top
Thu March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $120.00
***This is a 3-session class on Thursdays – March 5th, 19th, and 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Class fee covers all three sessions.***
Enjoy all those T-shirts you’ve gathered over the years in a quilt you’ll treasure forever! This quilt also makes a great graduation gift or keepsake for the T-shirt fan in your life. Students should have basic sewing and/or quilting skills. Full assembly and finishing of the quilt is not included in this class. See notes below.
Instructor Denise Wright will lead this three-session class. Students will bring in 6 or 9 T-shirts, depending on their preferred finished quilt size.
In the first session, we’ll learn about the process of prepping T-shirts for assembly and sewing. In the second and third sessions, students will bring their prepped T-shirts and assemble them as the top layer of the quilt.
6 T-shirts – 50 inches by 36 inches
9 T-shirts – 50 inches by 50 inches
Important Notes: Students will create the top-portion of their quilt in this class. Full assembly and finishing of the quilt is not included in this class. Experienced quilters who would like to finish this quilt will complete the sandwiching and quilting after completion of these three sessions. For others who wish to have the finishing done for them, we will provide a list of machine quilters in the area. Finishing costs are dependent upon the final quilt size and can range from $50 – $200. Denise will discuss sandwiching and quilting so students understand the full process of finishing their quilt.
SUPPLIES WE’LL PROVIDE
Rotary cutters, mats and rulers to trim T-shirts and cut border fabric.
Ironing Table, Irons and Teflon Ironing sheet
SUPPLIES YOU BRING (1st Class)
– 6 or 9 T-shirts (feel free to bring extras to play with your design)
– For 6 T-shirts, purchase 2-1/4 yards.
– For 9 T-shirts, purchase 3-1/4 yards.
Recommended Stabilizers (available at JOANN):
– P 44 F Fusible lightweight or
– 911 FF Fusible Featherweight
SUPPLIES YOU BRING (2nd & 3rd Class)
– Your fused T-shirt blocks (you’ll complete your set at home between the 1st and 2nd class sessions)
– 2 – 3 yards of 100% cotton fabric for sashing and borders – your choice of color / pattern.
This will be the border around each of your T-shirts so we recommend one pattern style that will work in harmony with your T-shirts
– 1/4 Yard fabric binding
– Fabric for backing the batting (see finished quilt sizes above for guidance on how much fabric you will need)
Dressmaker / Fabric Scissors
Pins, basic sewing supplies
We will have six sewing machines available for student use – if you prefer to bring your own, please feel free!
Class Fee: $120 (for all 3 sessions)
Estimated Student Materials Cost: $50 – $70
Hired Finishing by Machine Quilter: $50 – $150 (depends on size and quilter’s rates)