All of my upcycling projects culminated in this pièce de résistance...the t-shirt quilt. It took me months to make, mainly because I had no clue what I was doing, but I'm quite proud of the finished product.
When I say I didn't know what I was doing, I mean I had never quilted before or even really watched anyone make a quilt. I kept thinking that at some point my inexperience would cause me to make a fatal error, but surprisingly everything worked out well. The main flaws that exist are due to the fact that I was working with jersey which can be a bit annoying. ecokaren blogged about her t-shirt quilt, and her tip to apply interfacing to the t-shirt material was a lifesaver. Besides that I learned the quilting basics from a library book, and used pretty prudent's quilt binding cheat to finish the edges.
|Binding cheat = fold over the backing|
In summary, I would encourage anyone to try this project. It's a great way to keep your special t-shirts! I was able to do all this with my sewing machine without purchasing a quilting foot. The interfacing made all the difference in the world, and having a bit of experience with sending jersey through the sewing machine before did help--it's good to understand your fabric.