How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt
Susan Brightman, president of the Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild, along with help from other Guild members, will lead a two-part class on how to make a T-Shirt Quilt, using a fusible approach suited for beginners as well as more experienced quilters who would like to try a new method. This quilt-as you- go technique uses a full width of fabric (approximately 45 inches), 2 yards long, to make a panel. The T-shirts are stabilized and fused to the fabric, then stitched down using a blanket stitch or other applique stitch.
The class is free and includes a complete demonstration of the technique, as well as hands-on class time. A supply kit containing 4 yards of black Kona cotton (2 yards for the front and two yards for the back), the batting, stabilizer and fusible needed for a reasonable number of T-shirts for $50. The fabric is 44 inches wide — so if you would like a wider quilt, please purchase two kits. We ask that all beginners purchase the kit, so that everyone is working with the same materials.
Advance registration and payment is required for the class to ensure we have enough kits for all attendees. All attendees must register, but payment is required only for those who are buying a supply kit.
- May 13: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Part 1 (no sewing machine needed)
- 10 a.m. – noon: Review the supply list and have a step-by-step demonstration of the technique.
- Break for Lunch
- 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Stabilize shirts and design quilts. Students take their kits and work on their quilts at home — then return the following week.
- May 20: 10 am – 5 pm – Public Class Part 2 (Sewing machine needed)
- Work with all students to answer questions and help them complete their quilts.
- A sewing machine is needed to stitch down the T-shirts and quilt the panel
Location: Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson, MD.
To register for the demo only or if you have questions, email Linda
T-Shirt Quilt Kit (recommended for beginners) (Use the pulldown to select the number of kits desired)