T.Shirts were originally designed to be worn as undershirts or singlets during the Spanish American War in 1898 and were particularly used by navy marines whose role it was to perform physical labour. They would discard their collared shirts to save them from getting soiled. T.Shirts remained as underclothes until the beginning of the 1950’s when Marlon Brando wore a T.Shirt in the movie A Street Car Named Desire.
T.Shirts have become the “cool” item of clothing since then and really nothing much has changed. Some T.Shirts have some great slogans on them, some a little risqué, but these shirts are loved by those who wear them and a natural progression after the T.Shirt has had it, is to make a quilt from the much loved T.Shirts.
I’ve been surfing and found the following sites that give some good instructions and photos and in some cases, video tutorials for you. Have fun!
from Wiki How
a great YouTube video from Missouri Quilt Company
another YouTube video from Stitcht
and another video from an avid quilter on YouTube
a very comprehensive set of instructions from Straw.com
here’s a good tutorial from QuiltBug
Here’s a gallery of T.Shirt Quilts from Quilting About
a well throughout tutorial from Craftstylish
Making Old Shirts new again from Instructables
one of a kind T.Shirt Quilts from Squidoo
A simple tutorial from GooseTracks
T.Shirt Quilt Tutorial from Totally Stitchin
a recycling angle for T.Shirt quilts from EcoKaren
some great instructions from Marie Osmond
Easy instructions from Condo Blues
Tutorial and images from Lil Blue Boo
a series of tutorials for making quilts from clothing from Fave Quilts
a combination of written instructions and video for making a T.Shirt Quilt from Quilt Addicts Anonymous.