Sunday, January 1, 2012

T Shirt Quilt

College Memories...

I know that many of you can relate to the fact that I have a collection of t-shirts from college that are full of memories but their days of wear have long since passed. So since i had a collection of shirts, i decided to make a t-shirt quilt out of them.
WOW aka Week of Welcome was the week-long new student orientation program at Cal Poly, SLO (the real Cal Poly). 4 years of volunteering for this group has left me with the memories and shirts.

Those of you that know me know that i am crafty but have never quilted before. I took to the internet to find someone who had a tutorial for me. I found one!! What did people do before YouTube?!? I mean, seriously, how did we survive!

Leslie from Leslie and Zach broke it down into three tutorials that anybody can do.

I must confess that i did not actually find her blog til Part 3 but i used the principals she talks about in her earlier posts as i created my quilt.

For the binding I used scraps of fabric that i had lying around the house which all had stars on them. I used a light green fleece for the back of my quilt.

Those of you "coordinating color" fiends need to understand that in WOW nothing matches and we did things bold and beautiful. This quilt doesn't have any backs from my shirts but imagine fabric and puffy paint letters/numbers... sheer awesomeness.

This was such a fun project! I'm gonna make another one out of my tri delta shirts. But i think I'll give my sewing hands a break... NAH, who needs that. :)


  1. Great job!! I'm so glad I could be of a little help :) I also made one with my sorority shirts. My two tshirt blankets are now the household favorites--we are always using one or both!

  2. What an awesome project. I am sad to say that I am the outcast and didn't buy any T-shirts in college ;/

    Hope you had a great New Year my dear.

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  3. this is on my forever to do DIY list! so cute. i've even considered making a scarf of my shirts, kinda like a quilt

  4. Umm hello! How did I not know about your blog?? I was just about to write...oh you went to Cal did I! Haha! Nerd! Love that you made a quilt of all the WOW shirts. Too cute! :)