DD loves her job at Subway Restaurant and wanted to give her boss something special as a token at their Christmas party last week. We decided that a small t-shirt quilt would be fun, made of all her uniform shirts from the different promotions during which she has worked. The picture is only of a portion of the quilt. I have to say it was fun to make and only took a few days. The best part is that it is a project I started AND finished! lol
First I cut out the fronts and backs (which have graphics as well) of the t-shirts in 16" squares. I put a light weight, non-woven fusible interfacing on the backs which stabilized everything really well and made them very easy to work with. The small corner blocks are done the same way with the little logos on the sleeves of the t-shirts. The sashings were 100% cotton - I used black in order to try to make the other colours "pop". For the back I was able to use a powder blue cotton sheet and because of time constraints (dd gave me a week!) I didn't use a binding but instead sewed it together like a pillowcase and then turned it right way out again and used an invisible hand stitch to close up the space left for turning. I used leftover quilt batt inside and put a few lines of quilting on it and it was done! She took it to the party and her boss was very surprised and pleased.
Since I enjoyed making this so much I am now wondering if my sister would part with some of her t-shirts (she runs marathons) so I could make one for her!