T-Shirt Quilting One Block at a Time by RaNae Merrill

Technique & Project Class

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Learn from National Teacher RaNae Merill

There's something really special about wrapping up in a T-shirt quilt, feeling all those memories surround and comfort you or someone you love.  The look on someone's face when they receive the gift of a t-shirt quilt is beyond words. But getting from a bag of old t-shirts to that magical moment can seem like an overwhelming project. And working with stretchy t-shirts can be really challenging.

But that's about to change . . .

In this class you'll learn to make that t-shirt quilt quilting one shirt at a time! 
This approach has so many advantages! You can

  • Easily quilt one shirt at a time YOURSELF on your domestic machine
  • Add embellishments such as applique or decorative stitching
  • Enhance the memories of each event by telling its story in the quilting design
  • Make smaller quilts or pillows with a few t-shirts, then add more as your t-shirt collection grows.
  • No big, heavy, stretchy top to fight with
  • No need to send it out for quilting

In this class you'll learn how to:

  • Quilt one t-shirt at a time on your domestic or longarm machine
  • Add quilting and embellishments that will enhance the memories of a shirt by telling its story
  • Speed-quilt by combining piecing and quilting in one step
  • Calculate quilt size and yardage needed
  • Plan a layout
  • Join quilted blocks to build your quilt
  • Make a quilted t-shirt pillow / Take the pillow apart to build it into a quilt later
  • For quilters who have not done free-motion quilting before, we'll cover FMQ basics a few simple patterns.

During class, you'll prepare and quilt a single block, then make it into a pillow (or save it for later if you wish). Making a pillow is a great way to enjoy your memories now, then later, if you decide to make a whole t-shirt quilt, you can easily take apart the pillow and incorporate the sections into a quilt. What a great way to build a quilt block-by-block AND enjoy it in the meantime!

Materials not included with class purchase.  A supply list will be sent out after you register.  Class supplies purchased at Cactus Quilt Shop will receive a 10% discount after registration.  RaNae's book is not required but strongly recommended.  It is available for purchase at Cactus Quilt Shop and qualifies for the class discount when purchased after registering.

Date & Time
Tuesday January 30, 2024
10:00 AM 4:30 PM (America/Phoenix)

Cactus Quilt Shop

6032 N Oracle Rd
Tucson AZ 85704
United States
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