Years ago I made my first tshirt quilt out of some of our favourite clothes. There are shirts in there from events and siblings and so many fun times. It ended up getting so enormous I had to empty a room to use the floor, ha!
I wasn’t sure what to do about backing a blanket like this so I decided to do something similar to a rag quilt, the sort made with an exposed seam allowance that you snip so it frays. Since I was using tshirts which don’t fray I chose fleece for the other side and set about collecting ugly pull overs from the thrift shop I thought nobody would ever wear. I consider them rescued and given a new life .
The blanket lives on my eldest’s bed and I’m pretty sure he loves it, even though he’s too cool now to ever express such a sentiment.
I did something really neat with the left-overs too!