Cutting T-Shirts for a T-Shirt Quilt

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It’s time to actually start working on our T-Shirt Quilts now that we have gathered all the supplies. Today I’m going to go over how to cut the T-Shirts so they look fabulous in your finished quilt.

I show you how to cut the shirts down the sides and shoulder seams to ensure you have plenty of room to cut a 12 1/2-inch square. Then I show you how to place your ruler over the design so it is both centered and level before we cut around the sides.

I demonstrate this on three different shirts, plus we are cutting a 6 1/2-inch pocket square. I start with a super simple one with an uncomplicated design.

Then we move onto busier and and larger designs so you know how to troubleshoot and center your design no matter how crazy the T-Shirt is.

Just a reminder that this is the third of nine videos in the new How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt video tutorial series. If you follow along with us in real time, you will be done in time to gift this at graduation. Watch all the videos here:

Supplies you’ll need:

T-Shirt Quilt Pattern:

Fabric for the sashing, cornerstones, binding and backing:

T-Shirt Quilt Interfacing:

Appliqué Pressing Sheet:

12.5-inch square ruler:

6.5-inch ruler here:

Frixion Gel Pens:

And of course there’s lots of basic sewing notions you’ll want to have, but probably already own if you’ve been sewing for a bit. Here’s the rest of the list.
– Sewing Machine
– Thread:
– Rotary Cutter with a fresh blade:
Flat Flowerhead Pins:
Curved Basting Pins:
– Machinger’s Quilting Gloves:
– Quilt batting
– Walking Foot

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