October 18, 2011

T-shirt Makeover

I’ve been wanting to make a t-shirt quilt for awhile now. Ok, really, I just want someone to make it for me, but I’ve looked into it and that business ain’t cheap.

I really like to say “ain’t” when I’m being serious.

Otherwise it’s not a word I generally use, but in a serious situation it makes me laugh. Ha!

What? You think talking about a t-shirt quilt isn’t serious? Well, it is. And I ain’t kidding. Winking smile

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Is the topic really “at hand” when you’re talking about it with your mouth and not your hands?

Ok, seriously, I’m going to stop digressing…so I’ve been wanting to make a t-shirt quilt, but I’m not really a sewer and t-shirts are stretchy and well, I’m just plain scared.

But do you know who is a sewer? My grandma! The same lady who caused my dislike for lettuce to fester into the deep rooted hatred that it is today.

The thing is, grandma is just about as nervous and scared as I am about turning t-shirts into quilts. First of all, she doesn’t generally sew with knits and second, she’s proclaimed my whole life that’s she’s not a quilter.

Luckily, she’s coming around to the idea so this last weekend we started small to practice for the big time. We made a t-shirt scarf!

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Via Pinterest

I pinned this scarf a few days ago. Originally I thought I would make one with OSU t-shirts, but I’m saving those babies for the future quilt endeavor!

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Isn’t it cute?

So, maybe I used a couple OSU shirts, but I just had to!

I think grandma and I did a fab job! T-shirt quilt, here we come!

Oh...in case you're wondering, she doesn't try to make me eat lettuce anymore. Whew!



  1. What a great job! The best thing about t-shirts is that they get better and better the older they get. I love the the images on your scarf!