Quilt Designing and Sizing

is THE process that brings the 
quilt blocks together

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  1. See how I made T-Shirt Quilts in 7 days!
  2. Stabilizing the material is key for t-shirt quilts
  3. Designing and Sizing is THE process that the makes a tshirt quilt
  4. Sashing and Borders brings your tee-shirt Quilt together
  5. Quilting and Binding the last steps to t shirt quilt completion
  6. Complete T-Shirt Quilt made in seven days

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December 20th.....

How to design the blocks for quilting
designing the blocks for quilting

Rough cut the logos and put them up on the design wall to get a "feel" for them and how they may be arranged.

quilt design and sizing

Designing and sizing refers to the size of the blocks and how to arrange them.

I do this by rough cutting the logos and putting them up on my design wall to get a "feel" for them and how I may want to arrange them. 

These blocks are still in the rough cut format.

I tried moving them around to see if I could get a balanced feel as far as colors go.

Once I'm happy with the layout, then I check the sizes.

The large graphics are 14 1/2 inches wide by 16 1/2 inches long.

Therefore, I need to make the smaller logo blocks larger.

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  1. Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine´╗┐
  2. SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
  3. Laura Ashley Limited Edition CX155LA Computerized Sewing & Quilting Machine

If the width of the smaller block is 14 1/2", then I can just add strips of fabric to the top and bottom of the logo piece, to get 16 1/2 inches in length.

If my t-shirt logo is narrower and shorter than my block size, then I have to add fabric strips to the sides as well as the top and bottom.

You can see on the bottom left, that I have four small logos which I want to make into one block.

That can be done in a number of ways.

The one I chose was to frame the opposing corners (the black and the gray) with black strips, while adding only one black&white check strip to the other two corners.

I think this adds some interest by not having the logos perfectly centered in this block.

The process is shown below.

sashing
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Below you will see how I added a checkerboard strip to the top and bottom of the I Love New York logo.

I cut the strip the same width as the t-shirt material, keeping it all square.

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Essential Sewing Tools for Quilters

This is a continuation of a Six (6) series quilting articles on:

How to Make T-Shirt Quilts

Here are the article sequence, please follow it accordingly to get the most from them. 

  1. See how I made T-Shirt Quilts in 7 days!
  2. Stabilizing the material is key for t-shirt quilts
  3. Designing and Sizing is THE process that the makes a tshirt quilt
  4. Sashing and Borders brings your tee-shirt Quilt together
  5. Quilting and Binding the last steps to t shirt quilt completion
  6. Complete T-Shirt Quilt made in seven days

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