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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday-T Shirt blanket

I’ve shown you before what I do with all the sourvenier t-shirts that we seen to
accumulate at our house. I make t-shirt quilts/blankets out of them. I just got
another one done and wanted to share again how easy it is!

Using a 12” square template, I lay it on the t-shirt, positioning it so the design is
Included as much as possible. Sometimes this means not horizontally, I’ve even placed them on an angle. (Just takes a little more care when sewing) I have chose to use the biggest design on the front of my blanket, so sometimes that the back of the shirt.
Sometimes there’s a small design (such as in the upper left front) and I try to make sure that it’s included. That give the back of the blanket a little fun too.

I save t-shirts for a year or so, because many of them we do wear for awhile. Then, when I get at least 16-20 saved, I put them together out on the floor to make some kind of a design.

This time, I didn’t add any stuffing, but last time I did. I sew them together, as they were laid out.
These blankets/throws make for a lot of fun and conversation. A lot of memories from events we’ve gone to and enjoyed, or participated in. (Suh

We use these throws at our cabin at the lake, for cool evenings on the deck. They wash up wonderfully, and are not so “precious” that we are afraid to use them.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my latest metamorphosis.

You can other great ideas at the below link:
Addendum: For another one of these fantastic blankets, please click on the below link. It will show the version with the batting.


  1. I've been saving my niece's t shirts to make her one. She's 21 now, I better get busy. Do you sew fleece on the back ?

  2. What a great tee-shirt blanket! Such a neat idea!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  3. Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I have been saving the boys ball tees and daddys coach tees to create something later down the road just like this! I also smiled at the volleyball shirt. Brings back fun memories! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I will check yours again soon.


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