Expanding beyond the simplistic blocks-in-a-row approach, this class features three design options: Disappearing Nine Patch, 6″ Grid, and 2″ Grid. Learn to cut and stabilize not only T-shirts, but sweatshirts, towels, and jerseys. Enjoy step-by-step instruction on design, layout, and construction that makes quilts come together with ease and design interest. There is a special section dedicated to designing digitally and options for designing by hand. Martha DeLeonardis gives tips throughout, knowing that many people begin quilting for the first time by making a T-shirt quilt. Downloadable grids and additional information will get you started making your own T-shirt keepsake.
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- T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy by Martha DeLeonardis
- 6½" x 24½" ruler (for basic fabric cutting)
- 12½" x 12½" ruler (for cutting T-shirt blocks)
- Display board surface
- Fabric scissors
- Fusible iron-on interfacing, ½ yd. per T-shirt block, (Pellon® 911FF or Pellon® SF101)
- General sewing supplies
- Pilot® FriXion® erasable highlighter
- Appliqué sheet or pressing cloth
- Large cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Steam iron (or dry iron with water spray bottle)
- Blank printer labels
- Klutz Glove
Sewing Machine Supplies:
- ¼" sewing machine foot
- Thread (Martha pieces her quilts together with 50 wt. gray thread and a fresh needle
Additional for 6" or 2" Grid Quilt:
- Repositionable glue stick
- Wooly Felted Ironing Mat
- Electric Quilt® 8 quilt design software (EQ8)
Will this class show me how to place my T-shirts into an arrangement that looks more appealing than just sewing them together row by row?Yes! Martha carefully demonstrates three different designs in this class. You will learn about placement and how to sew the pieces together so there are no complicated seams. Using these designs make T-shirt quilts have more visual interest, adding to the keepsake quality of the quilt.
What is different about making a T-shirt quilt?The T-shirt portions of the quilt need to be stabilized in order to piece the quilt top successfully. Martha goes into detail about how to best stabilize the shirts, which makes the quilt hold together well and also helps it hold its shape. Martha also shares lots of information about how to iron without causing damage to the fabrics.
What if I have questions?We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with any downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Martha will get back with you.
When can I start the class?We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!