Here’s my new quilt finish! This was a commission for a friends daughter. I like how it turned out and the process was enjoyable. I backed each t-shirt with a lightweight stabilizer as suggested in many online tutorials. The stabilizer causes quite a bit of thickness to the quilt top but I do feel it was necessary to keep the knit fabric from stretching!I free-motion quilted using a simple stippling technique. I felt so out of practice but I think it turned out just fine. I machine stitched the binding which isn’t my favorite way to bind but I do feel that it’s stronger than hand binding, especially for quilts that you know a child will be dragging around and pulling on.
All in all, my first experience making a t-shirt quilt went well even though commissioned projects can include quite a bit of pressure. How do you feel about making commissioned quilts? Love it / hate it? I want to know!