T-Shirt Quilt Options
T-Shirt quilts can be constructed in two standard ways and a third option is a complete custom layout that might include other design elements and/or photos. The two main layout options are Block to Block and Sashing Borders between the blocks.
Block to Block T-Shirt Quilt Designs
A Block to Block T-Shirt design involves sewing each T-Shirt quilt block directly to the next T-Shirt Block so you have a grid. That grid can be from a 4- block grid to a 25-block grid. The size of the quilt is determined by the number of T-Shirts.
T-Shirts can usually be cut into 15” sew able squares. Sometimes the graphic is placed too high on the T-shirt and we need to adjust the size to accommodate the graphics but we discuss this with you if it presents challenges.
Below is a chart to give you an idea of the size of a block to block T-Shirt quilt.
|Number of Squares||9 squares||12 squares||16 squares||20 squares||24 squares|
|Size of T-Shirt quilt without an outside border||45” x 45”||45” x 60”||60” x 60”||60” x 75”||60” x 90”|
Adding outside borders increases the size of the T-Shirt quilt. Remember that some T-Shirts present challenges when trying to center graphics or cut standard size blocks that are not too high on the T-Shirt.
Sashing Borders T-Shirt Quilt Designs
A Sashing Border T-Shirt quilt design involves sewing a 2” wide fabric strip around each T-Shirt quilt block. This can help highlight each individual T-Shirt square, and also increase the size of the finished quilt. This fabric sashing is 100% cotton quilting fabric. Usually solid colors are selected but it is you T-Shirt quilt so you can decide if you want to have a patterned sashing fabric.
Complete Custom T-Shirt Design
This layout design can have photos included with the T-Shirt squares as an option. It can consist of an uneven number of T-Shirt squares and have added quilt blocks in place of a T-Shirt square. I can have a variety of looks that we can discuss if you should want something other than the standard T-Shirt quilt.