What Product Do You Recommend for a T-Shirt Quilt?
This is a question that has come across our desk more than a few times. T-shirt quilts seem to be rising in popularity and with good reason. They are an excellent way to preserve memories, while finding new uses for old and well-loved tees. We fully understand that creating a t-shirt quilt can often be a delicate process. The t-shirts are precious and you want to make sure that it’s done right the first time! We shot the question out to our interfacing expert to grab the best info for you.
Like many other questions, this one does not have only one answer.
- Pellon® 820 Quilter’s Grid™ and 821 Quilter’s Grid™ On-Point are natural choices for constructing a T-Shirt quilt. The interfacing has grid lines that help with layout and construction and is often preferred by beginners.
- Traditional apparel products such as 906F Pellon® Fusible Sheerweight, 911FF Pellon® Fusible Featherweight and 931TD Pellon® Fusible Midweight are also excellent choices. Those who prefer a lighter hand will opt for the 906F while those who favor a more supple feel will select the 931T. Keep in mind that all three of these products have some stretch in them, so if your goal is complete stability, they might not be the right choice for you.
- For a more stable option, the Pellon® 950F ShirTailor® Fusible is the way to go. It was originally intended for shirt collars and cuffs, but many appreciate the firmness and stability that it gives to a T-Shirt quilt.
Looking to make your very own T-Shirt quilt, but not quite sure where to start? Check out our handy tutorial, courtesy of Nancy Wygle, right here on our website.
[quilt by Nancy Wygle]
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