Make a sassy t-shirt quilt!

You might or might not surprise you when I say that I have a ton of Smartass & Sass t-shirts. I'm talking, can't fit them all into my drawer, a ton. The problem? I'm never going to stop receiving them because I love them so much! So they'll keep piling up, piling up, piling up.... There's no way I'll wear them all. I'm a g'rab whichever tee is on top' kind of gal. Which usually amounts to a 7 t-shirt rotation given that I do laundry once a week. So what now? How do I enjoy these brilliantly designed and beautiful t-shirts without wearing them? Enter: the t-shirt quilt! 

I'll admit, this is something I've wanted to do for a while, but I was wary. This project seemed daunting, as I've never made a quilt before, and I don't use my sewing machine a whole lot. (It's there when I need it, safely stored away in the basement for those rare occasions.) 

But this week I mustered up the gall to give it a try! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I was determined to make a valid attempt! Turns out: it's not all that bad. I completed the sucker in less than 24 hours. Say what?! You read that right, I made a t-shirt quilt in ONE day. And you can too! 

Below are the steps of how I made mine, but feel free to put your own spin on it! I'll fully admit, mine is quite basic, but again! This was my VERY FIRST t-shirt quilt. So get off my fucking back, ok?!?! 🤣

Alright, here we go. First, here's what you'll need:

  • a bunch of t-shirts you don't plan to wear again. At least enough to make a full rectangle. I used 16 shirts to make a 4 X 4 quilt. 
  • Fabric scissors
  • A marker or pen
  • Cardboard or other material for making a pattern
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread if you're wild and are planning to do this by hand! (bless you, child.)