Project: T-Shirt Quilt

One of my mentors in college used to make t-shirt quilts with all of the old shirts she collected over the years.  The last time I was at home before my parents moved, I went through my room and came across all of my t-shirts from college and grad school.  Since I was in a sorority we were given t-shirts for every occasion - bid day, formals, Greek Week, fundraisers - the list goes on.  I lived in those shirts for years, so I felt kind of attached to them and wasn't ready to throw them away.  That's when I remembered Carrie's t-shirt quilts and decided I should turn my collection of tees into my very own quilt.  I cut up the shirts, boxed them up and shipped them to myself in Al Ain.  Now they are sitting in the same box, serving as a door stop in my sewing room.  

That was two years ago.

I've decided it's time to start. I'm going to make my t-shirt quilt! Now that I've put it here on my blog I really have no excuses and you can hold me accountable!  

According to some of the tutorials I've read, the first step is to choose my shirts (done), cut them to size, then attach interfacing so that the shirts hold their shape.  That's my goal for this week, so I'll let you know how it goes.

I'm going to make it my goal to post updates on my quilt weekly.  That way you can follow along if you'd like, and it will help keep me on task.  Cross you're fingers for me!

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