Sunday, January 8, 2012
T-Shirt Quilt: Part V
After ironing, I laid out the bottom piece, right side down on a clean surface and began measuring. I usually take the dimensions of the top piece and add one foot to the length and width. My top piece measured out roughly to 60"x80". I then cut my bottom piece and batting to 72"x92".
After measuring and cutting out the bottom piece, I laid it out on a flat clean surface and taped it in place, nice and taunt. (Don't stretch!) I then placed the batting over the bottom piece and finally the top piece on that to create the quilt layers.
Once the quilt was basted, I rolled all the edges inwards and held them in place with additional safety pins. (This was done more out of ease for quilting on my sewing machine.)
With this part of the piecing and basting completed, now all I need to do is sew the layers together aka, quilting! It's funny to think that this is the true definition of quilting. But when we mention the general act of making a quilt, people tend to think, "Oh, she's quilting!"
UPDATE: Check out all this quilt's progress!
Before this post:
New month, new project
T-Shirt Quilt: Part II, Before the Cut
T-Shirt Quilt: Part III
T-Shirt Quilt: Part IV and updates
After this post:
Quilting and Binding: Part VI
Beginning, Ending, Starting, Losing