In this class you will learn how to create your own t-shirt quilt from start to finish. Kelly Hanson will show you how to interface and prepare your t-shirts, how to cut them, how to arrange them and also how to add sashing strips.
You will first learn what type of interfacing you should use to stabilize your t-shirts and why. Kelly explains how the product she uses adds structure to the t-shirts but won’t rip or tear if the t-shirt gets stretched during the piecing or quilting process.
She will then teach you how to cut your t-shirts. She will explain the common sizes of blocks that are cut depending on the size of t-shirt you are starting with, but also how to work around the t-shirt design, neck edge and arm holes. Kelly also shows you how to use up any small leftover t-shirt pieces or the backs of t-shirts to make accent blocks that can be added to your quilt design.
Once your stabilized t-shirts have been cut into blocks you will learn how to sort them to begin arranging them into your quilt design. Get tips for how to lay the block out in ways to add the most visual interest. This includes how to space out colors and group similar designs. Kelly will also show you how to use inkjet fabric sheets as a way to add photos and other personal touches to your quilt.
Finally, learn how to finish off the quilt design with sashing strips and other accent blocks.
NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NQC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.
Beyond the Tee, Innovative T-Shirt Quilt Book ($25 Value)
Expand your idea of what a T-shirt quilt can be with this 80 page book! Create nine delightful and innovative projects from T-shirts, clothing solids, small scraps, prints with motifs, a child’s outgrown onesies, or a retiree’s ties—anything goes! Learn how to cut into clothing and maximize your fabric, even altering a design to fit your special tees. Solve common challenges like motifs separated by zippers and logos that are too big or too small. With a few T-shirt quilt basics under your belt—choosing a stabilizer, adding borders, and finding a consistent theme—you’ll soon become an expert at preserving the past.
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