Make a Tee Shirt Quilt in Class

You have 2 options for making a tee shirt quilt:

Learn to put your 20 beloved tee shirts into a small quilt. Quilt will measure 47″ X 59″ for a borderless quilt. We will use polar fleece and turn the quilt and tie the quilt to finish.

For a Quilt with sashing the finished product will measure 59” X 73” and will contain 20 tee shirt squares with sashing. We will use a double faced quilted backing and bind the quilt to finish. In Lesson 1 you will need interfacing, sashing material, binding, backing and thread. You can bring your machine or use mine. The first lesson will be a lot of prep. We will piece a few blocks in class and you will have home work. In the second class we will assemble the quilt, do a simple quilting and learn to sew the binding. You will go home with a good understanding of how to complete your quilt. Great for beginners.

A sewing machine can be provided on request. Basic sewing equipment can also be provided for class. Please email me if you wish to bring your own machine or use mine. I will need to know the model and make of the sewing machine you own and are bringing, Thanks

Please tell me what day of the week you wish. Class is scheduled for 2 – 3 hour sessions 1:30pm to 4:30pm. I will confirm the schedule date you can start your session once you enroll and pay for class.Email me at if you have questions.

A. To enroll in class for a quilt with no sashing, borders or binding you will need  to follow step 1. Purchase 2 yards Polar Fleece for a backing and bring thread to match. Here is the link to enroll!

B. To enroll in class for a tee shirt quilt with sashing, backing and binding use this link.  Here are the instructions of what to bring:

This instruction will guide you in the purchase of materials to make a baby or small tee shirt quilt in class. The class will be 2 – 3 hour sessions with home work for a quilt with sashing, borders and binding.

Step one– Each tee shirt would need to the steam pressed and stabilized to cut and sew. I used fusi-knit interfacing and you will need about 8 1/2 yards to complete 20 – 12″ blocks. I oversize the interfacing cuts to 15″ and fuse the interfacing in place. I then cut to fit using a 12 X 12″ ruler or template to be accurate.

Once stabilized, use a square up ruler or a see through ruler to fussy cut each tee shirt to approximately an 12” square.  The remaining tee shirt would be discarded unless you want the scraps.

( For a quilt with sashing, border and binding follow steps 2 to 4.)

Step 2- Use a good 100% cotton broadcloth like Kona Bay for the sash.  You would need about 2 1/4 yards per quilt for sash and binding. Cut the fabric into 2 ½ strips to sash the blocks. This size quilt will need 20- 2 1/2 X 45″ strips. Add sashing to the bottom of the first block and every block in that top row. Sew the second row blocks to the first row using the sashing edge. Continue until you have 5 rows of 4 blocks. We will piece the blocks into strips and then join the strips into rows. Make sure you trim the blocks when the sashing is added, so the sides are even. Once you have 5 rows of 4 blocks, piece the rows together. You will have a total of 20 blocks. Add the outside sashing to the top and bottom edges and then to each side for a final frame. The quilt will be approximately 59” X 73”.

Step 3- You would need about 4 yards of 45″ wide double faced prequilted fabric to complete the quilt back.  On Amazon type in “double faced prequilted fabric by the yard”. They have solids and prints available. A seam will run across the back of the quilt. I use the double faced fabric to eliminate the use of batting and backing.  The quilt top will be basted to the backing with safety pins. Minimal outline quilting will be done to hold the layers together using a walking foot.

Step 4– Binding yardage was allowed in the sashing yardage. Cut 8 strips 45” X 3” for binding and piece the strips end to end. Press the binding in half lengthwise.  Fold under one edge of the binding short end to finish the starting point and using a walking foot, piece the binding to the quilt from the wrong side using the width of the walking foot as a guide. Miter the corners.  Fold the folded edge to the right side and press. Pin in place. Top stitch the binding to finish.


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