T-shirt quilts are highly individual but here's my basic plan, subject to all types of variation. A three by four grid of twelve-inch blocks with 3-inch sashing and a 4.5 inch border finishes 57 inches by 72 inches. I like wide sashing for three reasons: it adds color, it allows room for part-pieced/part-appliqued blocks and it gives more placement options for small applique pieces.
|University of Texas Delta Gamma t-shirt quilt|
- The sashing needs 31 rectangles cut 3.5" by 12.5". I buy 1.25 yards.
- There are 20 posts cut 3.5" square. I buy a quarter yard or a fat quarter.
Borders with Texas Mink are 4.5" wide. Since the Mink covers the underlying fabric a pieced, un-mitered border will not be noticed. I buy 1.25 yards and cut seven strips the width of the 40" fabric. If you use a stripe or you don't want the lengths pieced you will need to buy more.
|Default layout of t-shirt quilt. Border is not this wide.|
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