Making a Wool Quilt from Old T-Shirts


I have tons of shirts at home that I no longer use. But the problem is I don’t want to throw them out as they hold sentimental value. Some are given by loved ones while others are souvenirs from different countries that I already visited. I decided to repurpose them instead of just storing them in my closet. Also, I want to be able to see them regularly and remind myself of the good memories. Good thing I saw this video of making a wool quilt from old t-shirts by Master Hands and was instantly delighted as this is the perfect project to do with old clothes. It was so easy and quick to make – mine turned out so lovely. Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.

Materials:

  • old t-shirts
  • 15.75 in by 11.8 in cardboard (pattern A)
  • 14.17 in by 10.23 in cardboard (pattern B)
  • scissors
  • pins
  • wool quilt filling

 

 

Instructions:

Step 1:

Lay out one t-shirt on a flat surface. Trace pattern A on the front of the shirt, then pattern B on the center of the rectangle. Cut it on the outer border and secure the two with pins. Do the same for the other t-shirts.

Making a Wool Quilt from Old T-Shirts Tutorial
Image by Master Hands via Youtube

 

Step 2:

Sew each on the inner border but make sure to leave an opening on one of the shorter sides.

Step 3:

Take the ruler and draw a diagonal line from one corner to another on both sides of the rectangular cloth. Do it on all of the shirts.

Step 4:

Fill each cloth with filling. Make sure to distribute it properly.

Step 5:

Sew on the diagonal lines to keep the filling in place.

Step 6:

Place 5 pieces in one single line side by side. Secure the sides with pins and sew them together. Do the same for the remaining pieces.

Making a Wool Quilt from Old T-Shirts Project
Image by Master Hands via Youtube

 

Step 7:

Sew all of the rows together to make a big quilt.

Step 8:

Cut all of the sides to make fringes.

 

Making a Wool Quilt from Old T-Shirts

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