Day 2 was most of a full Saturday, about 8-9 hours.
I finished off cutting the t-shirts into 15" x 15" squares and ironed flat.
Leaving a 0.5" seam, I stitched three shirts together in rows based on my planned order. With smaller pieces (cut 8" x 15"), they were stitched together first before added to the rows. All seams were pressed open.
The rows were then stitched together, also leaving a 0.5" seam, until all the shirts were joined to form a 40" x 72" piece.
Two strips of approx. 4" x 75" and two strips of approx. 4" x 43" were cut from the backing black fabric (100% cotton), and stitched along the corresponding sides, leaving a 0.5" seam.
As I mentioned before, I finally decided to tackle the (daunting) project of turning my numerous band t-shirts into a quilt! I previously posted a few references that I based the quilt on.
The quilt took about 2 full days and 2 evenings to complete. As my very first quilt, it was definitely a large project, but one I really enjoyed - seeing the quilt complete made the hard work all worth it.
Day 1 was an evening after work, so I spent no more than 2-3 hours on planning and cutting up the shirts. To start off, I folded the t-shirts into 14" x 14" pieces (using a piece of cardboard as a mold). I arranged them into the chronological order, leaving room for any shirt backs.
I used fusible batting to make it easier to stitch everything together at the end. I cut up a piece large enough to cover the shirts, with an extra 5" on each side. The black fabric used as backing was cut into the same size.
I began cutting up the shirts, first by separating the fronts and backs, and cutting the parts to be included in the quilt into 15" by 15" squares. This step took a good length time, and was completed the next morning.
As I'm trying to learn new recipes, I've found that lasagna is a great one to start with. It's simple, straight-forward, and hard to get wrong.
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And You're Done!
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