a running t-shirt quilt

From time to time, I take on commissions for custom memory quilts. Most recently, I created this t-shirt quilt for my cousin who is an avid runner. This large throw (65" x 65") features many of the t-shirts she collected over the years from running clubs and track and field events. 

T-shirt Quilt by Salty Oat

Since the t-shirts are quite busy on their own, I opted not to add any additional fabrics to the quilt's top. Instead, I stabilized the t-shirts, cut them into squares, arranged them in a simple 5 x 5 grid.

T-shirt Quilt by Salty Oat

I did, however, opt for a stripy binding with a pop of coral, to add my voice to the quilt. I pieced together a back from a navy blue solid and a Japanese elephant print. 

T-shirt Quilt by Salty Oat 

If you're interested in commissioning your own custom quilt, for yourself or a friend, simply fill out this request form to get started! 

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  • Sandy says...

    I just love your t-shirt quilt, especially the simplicity of it.
    Could you tell me what you use to stabilize the t-shirts? I
    have a stack of my daughters volleyball t-shirts that are waiting
    to be made into a quilt. Any other helpful hints you might have, I would appreciate.
    Thanks so much

    July 13, 2017

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