It has been a hell of a lot of work, but I've spaced it out by doing a little bit every weekend. I think it's well worth it and the end result is awesome. In fact, it's so cosy I may have trouble getting out of bed in future.
18 t-shirts (or 36 if you want a print on all of the squares)
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Iron all t-shirts.
I'm sorry, but it has to be done and will make
your life easier in the long run.
Cut a 7" by 7" square out of grease proof paper and pin through both layers of t-shirt.
You'll end up with two squares from each t-shirt.
Repeat with all t-shirts until you have 36 squares!
Lay them out six by six how you want them to appear in the quilt.
Pin half an inch from the edge on one side and then sew them together.
Repeat with the others until you have six lines made up of six squares each.
Sew the lines together using a half inch seam.
Pin half an inch from the edge on the left, top and right-hand sides. I then did a rough hand stitch so I could take the pins out.
Leave the bottom edge open, except for about six inches at either corner, and add the poppers.
Ta-da! An awesome way to ensure your
old band t-shirts get the life they deserve.
Keep yourself motivated with these beauties...