Best Interfacing For T-shirt Quilts, And A Fun Project For Beginners!

Whether you want to start small, like me, with a t-shirt tote bag or do a whole quilt, keep reading, and all you have to do next is get started on your T-shirt project.

How to Use Interfacing on T-Shirts

The process is to turn your t-shirt design side down and put the stabilizer bumpy side down on top, then press with your iron until the stabilizer has fused to the back of the t-shirt.

Top Tip 1: What To Do If It Doesn’t Fuse 

In that case, I simply spray a little bit of basting spray, and that does the trick. 

Use a pressing cloth over the T-shirt design to iron. This barrier will allow for effective ironing without a potential mess.

Top Tip 2: Pressing Cloths

Top Tip 3: Cut Large

I always cut a piece of interfacing slightly larger than the T-shirt. This ensures I will be able to use as much of the T-shirt as is necessary.

Top Tip 4: Sew Stabilizer Side Up

I always sew with the stabilizer side up, and the other fabric underneath. I’ve found it moves through the machine more evenly this way.

How Much Interfacing do I need for a T-Shirt Quilt?

This yardage depends on many factors, like the size of the T-shirts used. You may be making a quilt out of child-size T-shirts rather than a large adult so that would make a big difference.