Top Interfacing for T-Shirt Quilts: An Enjoyable Project for Novices!

Whether you want to start small like me with a one-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.

Why do T-Shirt Quilts need Stabilizer?

Whether using the T-shirt in a quilt, a tote, or other sewing project, the stabilizer will keep it from looking warped or saggy in the finished project.

What kind of stabilizer should you use for  T-shirt Quilts?

The rule of thumb is that the stabilizer should be 100% cotton, just like the fabric it is adhering to.

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 (another piece of fabric) over the T-shirt design to iron. This barrier will allow for effective ironing without causing a potential mess.

Top Tip 2: Pressing Cloths

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 3: Cut Large