I don't have a sewing machine.


RESPONSE: Borrow from a friend or buy something inexpensive even a previously owned.   You don't need anything fancy just need to be able to sew a straight stitch. 


Does quilt have to have a particular theme? 



No, gather and use the t-shirts of your liking.


What does this cost?


RESPONSE:  This instructional series is complimentary.  However, all your materials and supplies will be approximately $75 - $150 depending on what is borrowed, purchased new, on sale, etc. 


Contact us at info4u@optimillon.com

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How Many T-Shirts Do I Need?
12 T-shirt panels - approximately 9 - 12 T-shirts, depending on whether there’s a design on the front and back of the t-shirt.  Each t-shirt can make two 12.5 x 12.5 quilt square panels. One from the front and one from the back.

What types of supplies do I need to purchase?

  • Spool of 100% cotton piecing thread 50 weight neutral color

  • 45mm Rotary Cutter

  • Package of Straight Pins

  • 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 square ruler (12 x 12 finished square)

  • Cutting mat that is at least 16 X 22 in

  • Access to a sewing machine

  • Pair of fabric scissors


What materials / fabrics do I need to purchase?

  3 -4 four coordinating fabrics:  

  • Outer border - 2 1/2 yards - this can be a large design/pattern

  • Sashing - 1 1/2 yards - this can be a medium to small design/pattern

  • Cornerstone - 1/2 yards - this should be a small print or solid. this will give your quilt a Pop" of color

  • Inner border - 1 yard  - this should be a small print or solid that helps transition the eye from the sashing fabric to the outer border.  Optional you can buy more of the cornerstone fabric and have it serve as your inner border.

  • Fusable Stabilizer 6-7 yards Pellon PF911 featherweight white or black 



What instructional T-Shirt quilt book do you recommend?
"T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy by Martha Deleonardis".  ISBN #978-1-60460-014-8  “Safari Sashed” pattern

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