Welcome back to another Monday! It’s Sewing with Knits Mondays already.
Maybe this isn’t an obvious knit fabric project, but it’s one that’s been waiting for me to finish for at least 3 years (probably longer). You can read more about it in my post here. My mom had cleaned out some of my things from their house a long time ago and I had grabbed my old swim shirts thinking I would someday make them into a t-shirt quilt.
It was so fun revisiting all my fun swim team memories back from when I was 10 years old right up through my senior year of college. Just looking at each shirt makes me think of the countless swim meets, thousands of hours riding in the Y van, and great friends.
And I’m not going to disguise anything here, this was definitely not my favorite project when I started. I was intimidated working with both cottons and knits together and I had cut up my shirts long before I knew what exactly my plan might be. With that said, I wish I would have tried to find a more uniform shape to each shirt, but some were so old and worn, I just couldn’t make that happen. Besides, I ended up really liking the top, but not until I saw it all pieced together.
Now I’ll be getting it ready for quilting and soon I’ll be snuggling under it watching Project Runway.
Any tips on how to quit it? I’d love to hear your input. I was thinking of doing some free motion quilting but with random shaped intersecting boxes. Hmm, could be complicated. :)
I think this would make an awesome Christmas present or a great guy gift, too!
Random note: I fused lightweight interfacing to each piece of t-shirt before squaring them up.
Be sure to jump on over and say hi to Shannon today over at Luvinthemommyhood for some more knit goodness. :)