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Beloved T-Shirt Quilt

Added Sep 14, 2011

by lafemmediy

Minneapolis, Min...






For years now, I’ve been carrying around bins of old clothes, each time I move. I couldn’t bear to get rid of them because they were important or sentimental to me. Especially my concert t-shirts!! Almost all those old tees were big and boxy and I hadn’t worn them in years. But they commemorated a great show I’d seen and made me remember different times in my life.

So I took all my tees and traced a record sleeve to cut out the best parts of the front & back of the tees, and ended up with 25 squares. I figured out the layout on my living room floor (picture 1).

I have them all sewn together now, but now I’ve got to add the backing fabric and batting.

Material Notes

t-shirts, thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Bohemian, Grunge, Punk, Vintage

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  • Pearl_jam_riot_act_large

    Sep 22, 2011, 05.20 PMby dopher

    I’ve been saving all mine as well, don’t quite have enough for a complete project but eventually there will be a quilt! Awesome job and love the VW and Doors shirts!

  • Elishapic_large

    Sep 14, 2011, 08.31 AMby elishar

    I used to have that Hole shirt. I’m going to do this with my husband’s metal shirts.

  • Missing

    Sep 14, 2011, 07.50 AMby victoriakb

    Brilliant idea!

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