How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

Look around your house. If you're like us, you have tons of old t-shirts stuffed into every drawer and closet. It's a shame to feel like you have to throw many of those away—novelty t-shirts are fun to look at and usually hold a special place in your heart from the time or place that you bought them. So why not make a t-shirt quilt? T-shirt quilt designs are fun, incredibly easy, and great for giving those old shirts new life. You can't really go wrong with one of these tutorials. They're great for kids' rooms, guest rooms, or throw blankets. Think about what a great conversation starter a t-shirt quilt can be! You can make a brand-new quilt without spending a dime. (Talk about budget friendly.)

Learning how to make a t-shirt quilt is so simple that even beginners can do it. These tutorials will teach you how to do it step by step, with different methods and techniques depending on your ability and style. Like free-motion quilting? There's a tutorial for that. Prefer applique? There's a tutorial for that, too. Just pick your favorite design, gather up those old t-shirts, and go!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

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T-Shirt Quilts

Baby Clothes Quilts

T-Shirt Pillows

 T-Shirt Quilts

These awesome t-shirt quilts are funky, fun, and easy to make. 

Fall T-Shirt Quilt Directions

  1. T-Shirt Memory Quilt: One of the most touching kinds of keepsake quilts is the t-shirt quilt you can turn practically any kind of old clothing into a one-of-a-kind quilt for someone special.
  2. Ragged T-Shirt Quilt Instructions: Combine two of your favorite  types of quilts, rag quilts and t-shirt quilts, in one awesome quilt project.
  3. DIY T-Shirt Quilts for Hoarders: Screen printed t-shirts seem to grow on trees these days, and you can amass a mountainous hoard of them in no time! 
  4. How to Make a Simple T-shirt Quilt: This easy tutorial will teach  you how to make a simple t-shirt quilt with 12 x 12 inch t-shirt blocks.
  5. Scrappy T-shirt Quilt: Make Scrappy T-shirt Quilts to use up your old t-shirts and your leftover quilting scraps. 
  6. Fall T-shirt Quilt Directions: In this tutorial, you will use fleece as quilt backing when making a t-shirt quilt so that your quilt is soft and warm on both sides.
  7. Classic Memories T Shirt Quilt: Quilting on a budget has never been easier the next time you plan to make a special pattern for a loved one, grab some old tees and try the Classic Memories T Shirt Quilt.
  8. Soccer T-Shirt Quilt: This t shit quilt tutorial teaches you how to take old soccer jerseys and sports t-shirts and turn them into a beautiful quilt that is truly one of a kind. 

 Baby Clothes Quilts

Baby clothes can be hard to part with. Why not put them to new use?

Charming Patchwork Baby DressRecycled Patchwork Shorts


  1. How to Make a Baby Clothes Quilt: This tutorial describes how to make a baby clothes quilt of any shape and size. Learn how to make a memory quilt for your child that showcases all those adorable baby outfits and the memories that come along with them!
  2. Mommy's Little Sweetie Baby Clothes Quilt: Kids grow up so fast, but for quilters, this can be a fun opportunity to use old baby clothes and make the Mommy's Little Sweetie Baby Clothes Quilt.
  3. Charming Patchwork Baby Dress: This Charming Patchwork Baby  Dress is different from other baby girl dress patterns because you can make it with just a  t-shirt and a charm pack! 
  4. Recycled Patchwork Shorts: Cut old t-shirts that your son has outgrown into squares and piece together for a patchwork fabric.

 T-Shirt Pillows

Need a quick project? Make a pillow!

T-Shirt Pillow Tutorial

  1. T-Shirt Pillow Tutorial: If entire t-shirt quilts seem daunting, try making a pillow with just one t-shirt instead!
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