August 26, 2010

Tee Shirt Quilt – Part Four

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 4:58 pm by treacleandinketsy

I can safely say that I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this project. My goal is to finish it up this weekend… which is a lofty goal, I admit, but one I am going to strive for anyway.  Here’s where I stand so far:

The front is complete!

I have it laying over my guest bed, so that’s the red you see peeking out from under it.  I like the length that it hangs down the sides of the bed, just a bit longer than a comforter.  I went to the store yesterday and purchased some low loft batting (on sale for 40% off!) and the fabric for the backing (on SALE for $1.99/yd!).  I’m not ashamed to say that I am always on the lookout for a great deal.

That brings me to a few mentionable notes:

~ Keep tabs on your quilt measurements when you go to purchase the batting.  I bought pre-cut batting in a bag, but opted for the king size, even though this is a queen size quilt, because the queen size pre-cut was just a few inches short.

~ If you are going to use denim in your project, like I did, know that you are going to wind up with a heavy quilt, which will make maneuvering and getting it through a sewing machine a little more difficult.

And for today’s question:  How am I going to go about finishing this quilt since I don’t have a large enough area of empty floor space on which to lay it out flat?  Suggestions would be helpful.


1 Comment »

  1. Julee said,

    I moved my kitchen table and chairs around enough that I could lay it flat (although mine was smaller than yours). I used a product called quilt basting spray. It’s like a temporary spray adhesive that comes in a can. I had to mop afterwards, but it was a time saver and helped cut out a few steps. Also, when you go to sew the quilt in your machine, roll up the edges to get to where you want to sew.

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