How many t-shirts do you need to make a Tshirt blanket?

How many t-shirts do you need to make a Tshirt blanket?

30 shirts will make a full size quilt, approx. 82″ x 96″ – 5 across x 6 down. 36 shirts will make a queen size quilt, approx.

What do I need to make a Tshirt blanket?


  1. T-shirts.
  2. Coordinating fabric (optional)
  3. Fusible interfacing.
  4. Matching thread.
  5. Batting.
  6. Backing fabric.
  7. Matching quilt binding.

What kind of backing do I need for a T-shirt quilt?

Choose a printed backing material when a T-shirt quilt is hand tied or machine tacked. These methods will each leave just a small 1/4” or less stitch on the back of the quilt. The entire back of the quilt will be speckled with these small stitches. These stitches will get lost in the design of a printed material.

How many squares do you need for a Tshirt quilt?

Traditional Style T-shirt Quilts You just need one piece of information: what size block will be used. Quilters typically will use 12” to 16” square blocks. One graphic will go onto each block. A T-shirt with a front and a back can make 2 blocks.

How much does it cost to make a Tshirt quilt?

So, How Much Will it Cost?

Number of Blocks Approximate Quilt Size Standard Standard Base Price
16 78” x 78” $320
20 78” x 94” $400
25 94” x 94″ $500
30 94″ x 110” $600

What interfacing do you use for a Tshirt quilt?

For most t-shirt quilts, a fusible knit or 100% cotton woven fusible interfacing is a great choice with a cotton or cotton-blend batting. If you like things a little stiffer, then try Pellon 911 nonwoven fusible interfacing. Use a cotton or poly batting.

How do you make a T shirt blanket?

Lay the t-shirt square with the logo down. Lay the fusible interfacing with the resin side down, on the back of your t-shirt square. Iron the back of the interfacing to fuse it to your t-shirt. Follow the package instructions to ensure you attach the fusing correctly.

How big of a block do I need to make a T shirt blanket?

Use cold water and low heat in the washer and dryer to ensure dark colors do not fade. Measure your t-shirt logos. Decide if your block designs will fit in a 12 by 12 inch block or if they need to be 14 by 14 inch blocks.

How long does it take to make a blanket?

Any skill-level can make this blanket, because it largely involves tying knots. That being said, this blanket does take several hours to make. It is tedious to tie that many knots, but don’t let the time requirement worry you! It is a very easy project to work on over a few days or even longer.

How big should the borders be on a T shirt blanket?

Cut off any excess fabric around your blanket top. Once your columns are sewn, it is time to begin your borders. Measure your borders so they are the length of your columns plus 5 inches (12.7 cm) and the width of your rows plus 5 inches (12.7 cm). The strips should be 25 inches (12.7 cm) wide. Pin the borders to your blanket top.