The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt
Winnie Fleming is an award-winning quilter who has been honing her craft for more than 30 years, as well as quilting and judging for over 25 years. Winnie enjoys running multiple programs every year for guilds and quilting retreats. She is also the author of "Simple Blocks Make Sensational Quilts." A native Texan, Winnie lives in Houston with her husband.
01: Getting Started
Meet your instructor, quilter Winnie Fleming, as you dive into any T-shirt quilt project of your choosing. Winnie shows you how to select the best fabrics and patterns for your project, helping you cut around focal points with care.
02: Preparing Your Blocks
Prep your blocks as you stabilize the fabric and cut your blocks to size. Pick up Winnie's pro tips for working with stabilizer, learn how to use an iron or a block-friendly steam press to set the glue. Next, try your hand at techniques that you might be new to, such as transferring photos onto fabric.
03: Planning Your Layout
Arranging the blocks can be a challenging part of T-shirt quilting, but Winnie makes it easy to create the composition that you want. Mix and match different sizes and colors until you're pleased with the configuration of your blocks and the way they draw the viewer's eye.
04: Filler Strips
Each of your quilt's blocks will evoke a nostalgic memory, and the fabric that unites them can help set the tone for the overall feeling that you want to convey. Learn how to choose filler strips that will make your quilt playful, sophisticated, soothing, upbeat, or any other mood that you desire!
05: Putting It Together
All of the components are in place; now it's time to start putting your quilt together. Start by auditioning the filler strips you started working on in the prior lesson before sewing your blocks and strips together. Winnie shares valuable construction and pressing tips that will result in perfectly symmetrical rows and crisp points.
06: Adding the Border
Don't let the quilt blocks and filler strips have all the fun; borders can play into your T-shirt quilt theme, as well! Learn how to calculate the border sizes you want before measuring and cutting your fabric with precision. Winnie shows you multiple border options to help kickstart your creativity!
07: Finishing Options
Put the finishing touches on your quilt with a beautiful backing, ranging from plush to pieced, and consider echoing the themes you incorporated throughout the quilt's top. Finish with gorgeous custom quilting, if desired, before your quilt full of meaningful memories is ready to give away.