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.
- old t-shirts
- 15.75 in by 11.8 in cardboard (pattern A)
- 14.17 in by 10.23 in cardboard (pattern B)
- wool quilt filling
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.
Sew each on the inner border but make sure to leave an opening on one of the shorter sides.
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.
Fill each cloth with filling. Make sure to distribute it properly.
Sew on the diagonal lines to keep the filling in place.
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.
Sew all of the rows together to make a big quilt.
Cut all of the sides to make fringes.