DIY T-shirt Blanket

MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket

I’ve seen several of these quilts around on Pinterest, and when Mr EP mentioned that he had a few old band t-shirts that he didn’t wear anymore, I thought it would be a good chance to try one out.  Since I have no quilting experience I made it more of a blanket, backing the t-shirts with a soft fleecy fabric.

Before I go into the details of what I did, lets take a walk back through memory lane and have a look at Mr EP wearing a couple of the t-shirts when he was younger!

MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - young Mr EP wearing t-shirts

As I said, I have never done any quilting before, so I really just did what I thought would work! If you have any suggestions for better ways of doing things I would be grateful for you passing on your knowledge.

Step 1:
MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 1

Step 2: (stay tuned for a hilarious photo outtake with this shirt!)MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 2

Step 3: (recognise those old t-shirts?)
MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 3

Step 4:
MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 4

Step 5:
MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 5

Step 6:
MusicalButterfly: DIY T-shirt Blanket - step 6

Just a shame that I didn’t take a photo of the whole completed blanket! It was a rush in the end finishing it off and wrapping it up ready to gift, but I’m assured that he loves it! Its the perfect size for snuggling on the couch.

Up next – another one for Miss Stiletto, made from her childhood clothes! I think I will go with the same technique, using sweatshirts as the backing rather than a single piece of fabric.

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Photo outtake: Mr EP ‘hulking’ out of his shirt…
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FOs: Crochet Blankets

Remember last week, I told you I was making something from this?

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Well, I’m all finished! Here’s the end result:

Granny square blanket

Granny square blanket

Here’s the link to my Rav page with the pattern details.  Basically its a huge crochet granny square using double crochet.

Granny square blanket

I was using up stashed yarn I’ve had for a while, a shopping bag full of unknown weight and fibre, so I just kept going until I ran out of yarn.  I was hoping I would have enough to make a blanket for my bed, but sadly no. It measures 1.2m x 1.2m so its still a pretty decent size.

While I was channelling my inner-Nanna I decided to stay on the crochet path and try out a pin I saw on Pinterest last week.

Crochet edging

I had a big piece of woven fabric that I was going to bind with ribbon to turn into a proper blanket, but I thought this was a better idea.  I used leftover yarn from my February Lady Sweater (which I haven’t shown you yet – its not quite cold enough here to get away with wearing a wollen cardigan!), and the whole thing took about two hours.  The link has a great photo tutorial, very easy to follow.

Crochet edging Crochet edging

I’m well and truly set for winter!

Crochet blankets

And, for my next project…

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