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10 Ways to Cut a Fat Quarter

 

Quilting Fabric Made Easy

How many of us have a huge pile of fat quarters that you don't know what to do with? You can cut these fat quarters into the popular pre-cuts that fabric shops are offering to make quilts and use them that way. Popular sizes are layer cakes (10" squares), charm packs (5" squares), and jelly rolls (2 5" x 44" strips).
 

Precut fabrics are the biggest trend these days in the quilting world. If you already have fat quarters or yardage - make your own!

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Houston Quilt Market 2015 - Last Day

 

It's our last day of Quilt Market, and we struggled to squeeze in some last sights before heading out. We would have stayed until Monday, but we have to take a day or so to catch up and get ready for Quilt Festival! We walked the whole show On Saturday, and had to come back this morning to make sure we didn't miss anything and tried to visit all of our quilty friends. Thank you for another amazing Quilt Market, Houston!

 

 International Quilt Market
Houston 2015
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Choosing The BEST Materials for YOUR T-Shirt Quilt

About Our Materials...

Fabric Selection 

While other companies only offer a few basic fabric choices for your quilt. T-Shirt Quilts of Texas stocks several hundred bolts of fabric and you can choose from 2-4 fabrics from most fabrics in stock, including quilt shop quality flannel ** for the back of the quilt for that extra cozy effect.

All of my fabrics are quilt shop quality fabrics, mostly from Quilting Treasures, Blank Textiles, Wilmington, Moda Fabrics or P&B Textiles, but also include Robert Kaufman, Maywood Studios, RJR, Choice and Marcus Brothers. If you have been using other fabrics, you will be able to feel the difference! It is softer and smoother, and has a tighter weave, so it will last longer.

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So You Want To Make A T-Shirt Quilt!

How To Make A T-Shirt Quilt - From an Expert!

While T-Shirt Quilts of Texas would love to make a custom t-shirt quilt for you, sometimes you just gotta do it yourself! We have made thousands of T-Shirt Quilts over the last 10 years, and have pretty much seen the good and the bad in t-shirt quilt making. 

You've seen lots of images when doing a Google or Pinterest search. We'll walk you through the basic steps. We have found that keeping it simple usually works best.

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Photos on Your T-Shirt Quilt

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6 Tips For Selecting A T-Shirt Quilt Maker

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T-Shirt Quilt Style - Order or Chaos?

There are two major styles of T-Shirt quilts. What I refer to as 'Order' and 'Chaos'. OK, that seems like an extreme comparison, but let's look at the difference between order and chaos as pertains to t-shirt quilts.

First of all, I grew up looking at quilts that two of my great-grandmothers and my grandmother made or were working on. In high school, my favorite classes were geometry, accounting, physics and silver-smithing (I went to a great high-school - we also had archery and canoeing as phys-ed options). I was a computer programmer in the corporate world. I like lists. I like to read Science Fiction. OK, yeah, I am a geek. But, all of these studies involve science and ORDER. So, how does that pertain to quilts you ask??

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Thinking about having a T-Shirt quilt made? 

Download our Free Buying Guide

Before you have a T-Shirt quilt made, be sure to read our T-Shirt Quilt Buyers Guide so that you have the information you need to make an informed choice about what type of T-Shirt quilt you want to have made.

T-Shirt Buyers Guide