T-shirt and sports jersey quilt, I need help!

Hi, I'm new to blogging and excited to be here. My sister sent me a box of her 3 sons t-shirts and sports jerseys and asked me to make a quilt with them. the jerseys are concerning because they have holes in the fabric. Does anyone have any good ideas on making a quilt with t-shirts and jersey? Thanks, Carol

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Comment by carol o'grady on October 22, 2013 at 9:52pm
Thanks for all the great advice. I am anxious to see your quilts Ethelda and I will look on U-tube. Great idea. I'll let you all know how it turns out! Is there black interfacing to put behind a black jersey? I'm still worried about white interfacing on a black jersey. Thanks so much for the help. Carol
Comment by Vickie Smith on October 22, 2013 at 11:22am

Carol... be careful when ironing to iron on the interfacing and not the shirt.  Sometimes the design on the shirt is not okay to touch with a hot iron.  I almost ruined a shirt, needless to say what it almost did to my iron.

Comment by Ethelda Hillsman on October 22, 2013 at 6:25am
Carol, I just made 2 of these. Look at my page and you can see the pics of them. First of all, get some very lightweight iron on interfacing. I think I used Pellon 945. I'm not so sure of that, but the store clerk will know what is the lightest. Then I cut the shirts apart on the seam lines at shoulders, sleeves, down the sides. Do not cut the neck band off at this time. Iron on the interfacing, then cut your squares. I tried to leave a good size 'border' of fabric around the images/words. You then lay them out and decide if you want plain sashings or pieced. I used some of both types as my T-shirt squares were all different sizes. Good luck. If you want more help send me a private message and we can 'talk' there.
Comment by Vickie Smith on October 22, 2013 at 2:07am

Hello Carol... I have made a few t-shirt quilts.  The best thing is to use a light weight fusible interfacing on the back of the t-shirt to stabilize it.  Have never used sports jerseys, you are right, could be a problem with the holes.

Comment by DOROTHY DAVIS on October 22, 2013 at 1:03am

HI I AM DOTTIE

THE BEST THING TO DO IS GO TO U TUBE THERE IS A PROGRAM ON HOW TO MALKE T SHIRT QUILTS . JUST TYPE IN MAKING T SHIRT QUILTS AND IT WILL COME UP WITH THE PROGRAM. OTHER WISE YOU NEED TO STABLIZE THE SHIRT BEFORE YOU TAKE IT APART. WITH A GOOD ONE SIDED STABLIZER IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE TO HEAVY WEIGHT JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE THE JERSEY NOT CREEP AND SLIDE AROUND WHILE YOU ARE SEWING IT.tHEN CUT OUT BLOCKS THE SIZE YOU WANT.  THE PROGRAM HAS LOTS OF GOOD HINTS AND BASICLY TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO HAVE A BLESSED QUILTING DAY  DOTTIE

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