I’ve made 3 quilts in my life. One is kind of un-usable, I call it a crazy quilt, one was a gift to Andy: the grey scale quilt, and one was a small t-shirt quilt. Both the Andy quilt and the tiny t-shirt quilt, I paid someone else to quilt them for me. I want to learn how to make an entire quilt myself! I’ve enlisted some experts because I’m a big fat quilting mess! I’ve teamed up with Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Tami from Enchanted Desert Quilters to teach us how to make an easy t shirt quilt from start to finish. They’re quilting pros! So follow along as we get free t-shirt quilting lessons on google + every Wednesday in March. (I’ll be posting re-caps here with pics and the live lesson!)
- The first of the 3-part Google hang out series is about: supplies, cutting the t-shirt blocks and interfacing the blocks
- The 2nd video is about piecing the t-shirt squares, sewing fabric around the t-shirts, sewing the squares together, and making the back of the quilt
- The 3rd video is about quilting and binding the quilt
How to make a t-shirt quilt:
Below, is a list of questions and answers from the video above.
What is long arming?
Tami Bradley from the Enchanted Desert Quilter describes long arming as “a sewing machine on steroids”. “I’ve got a big sewing machine head on a gimble and have 360 degrees of movement and it sits on a 12 foot table. I can roll it back and forth and around in circles. I have two machines, a Statler Stitcher which is a computer drive machine Gammill Classic which is the traditional hand guided machine.”