Tips Tuesday

Tips Tuesday : Rag-Style Tshirt Quilt Mini Course

Welcome back, friends!

Are you ready to make a tshirt quilt?? The Ultimate Guide to Tshirt Quilts is launching later this week, but you don't have to wait till then to get started because I have five little videos to share with you today that will get you started. So, go gather a pile of tshirts, and let's get started!

First off, if you don't know, the String & Story Etsy shop is dedicated to custom made tshirt quilts. I've been making tshirt quilts for about two years, and I've made over 100. I consistently receive 5 star reviews for my work. That means two things: 1) if you constantly have friends bugging you to make a tshirt quilt for them, and you don't want to, then you can send them my way, and I'll take excellent care of them! 2) I've learned a few things along the way. I'm going to share some of that knowledge today, and I'll share all my secrets in the ebook!

(These videos were originally filmed and shared on Instagram.)


Basic Sewing Machine with Walking Foot

Heavyweight (16/100) ball-point needle

Durable thread (my favorite is Coats and Clark all-purpose)

Rotary cutter (with fresh blade) and self-healing mat

12.5 x 12.5 inch cutting ruler

ball-point sewing pins

Seam ripper (just in case)


Pre-washed Flannel (enough for one 12.5 inch square per tshirt)

Step 1: Make Your Blocks

Step 2: Quilt the Blocks

Step 3: Make Rows

Step 4: Assemble the Quilt

Step 5: Final Touches

There you have it! I hope these videos are helpful as you make a tshirt quilt! 

Looking for more detailed instructions or information about how to make a more traditional style tshirt quilt? My ebook, The Ultimate Guide to Tshirt Quilts is launching later this week! Be sure to catch the details (and maybe even a coupon code!) by signing up for my newsletter!

And, if you love quilty pictures, tips, and conversation, be sure to find me on Instagram @stringandstory. And tag your tshirt quilt photos with #UltimateTshirtQuiltGuide, too!

Still have burning tshirt quilt questions? Please leave them in the comments below so I answer them here and make sure they are answered in the book!

Happy tshirt quilting!


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