Saturday, March 27, 2010

T-shirt quilt--Using those old t-shirts

I finished this quite a while ago, but I don't think I ever shared it.
I have been volunteering at a jr. high camp called Camp Dunamis since I was in high school and every year we get a new t-shirt with the theme from that year on it.  I love these shirts and wear them  often, but I was collecting quite a collection.  Camp Dunamis is so close to my heart so I didn't want to get rid of the shirts (even though a few were stained and unwearable.) I decided to make a quilt out of the shirts.  It started with cutting 12" squares from the shirts, and then I got scared I would ruin the shirt pieces trying to make the quilt...and so the squares sat for a while until I decided I was ready to attempt the quilt.   I have to admit my mom helped me a lot with this with the measurements and figuring out exactly how to do it.

It doesn't match my living room, but this quilt often finds itself on the couch keeping me warm. :)

Linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday on Someday Crafts , Idea Sharing Wednesday, Toot Your Horn Tuesday

3 comments:

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Jen, how awesome! What a cool idea - I never know what to do with the t-shirts I collect from youth trips but don't wear anymore...although I don't think I'm 1/10th as skilled and crafty as you to be able to make something so great. :o)
Megan W.

Anonymous said...

Jen-I love this. I have heard of someone who made them for college dorms. What a great memory for you of all your years at camp! Didn't know that you liked to sew.

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