Wednesday, March 2, 2011

T*shirt quilt: adding the shadows

This is how I add the shadows on LindaJ's T*shirt Tutorial. Many thanks to Linda who helped me endlessly and freely when I was first making this type of quilt. you rock, gf! :)

1. I cut 24: 3" x 3" from background/sashing and 12: 3" x wof of shadow fabric

2. Trim the selvages off of the shadow fabric

3. Sew 12: 3 x3 background/sashing fabric to one end of the shadow fabric. you will have 12: 3 x3 b/s squares left for later.

4. Press to darker fabric. You will have 12 of these long looking two color strips.

5. Sew onto the right side of framed t*shirt, making sure that your b/s fabric is on the top right corner.

6. Continue sewing until you come to the end of the framed block. Then I cut with scissors past where the frame ends.

7. I then flip the shadow fabric over and sew a 3x3 b/s fabric to the end of the shadow fabric where the clean cut is~right sides together.

8. I press to the shadow/background fabric on the framed block and to the shadow fabric on the strip.

9. Trim to even.

10. Sew the background/sashing/shadow strip to the bottom of the framed block, making sure that the background/sash fabric is in the lower left corner.

11. Cut the excess again.

12. Toss the excess pieces into your scrap box.

13. Press towards the piece you just added.

14. Trim to even.

15. One completed block.

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1 comment:

Linda_J said...

The only thing I do differently is strip piece it. By then I have calculated what the longest piece I need in the quilt will be (with the background fabric on it) I cut the first bit that that length and then just trim it down to fit the quilt block in both directions. I pin those two pieces to each designated block. Good to go when I am ready to chain piece them!

I know my process is different than yours in that my blocks are a mix of sizes. You are doing a great job with them!