Yesterday I took time on my day off to pull out the gigantic tub of Tshirts for my Tshirt quilt and lay things out. After sorting them, I realized I had a lot more than I originally planned, and I'm pretty sure I'll have to make at the very least two quilts, if not three.
My first quilt was all the old Tshirts and sweatshirts from High School and College, including softball teams, high school plays, Mock Trial, and Attitudes Dance from college. I laid them all out on my living room floor and realized that my blanket will easily be four shirts by five shirts, and I'll probably add another row of five shirts for a total of 5x5 Tshirts, each measuring 14''x14''.
I also have a ton of old Tshirts and sweatshirts from my closet as well as my parent's to make a separate quilt purely for vacation tshirts. I didn't even try to lay that one out, because I know there are a few lingering shirts at my parent's house that I have to find to add to it.
For now, I washed some of the old shirts for the high school/college quilt, and I'll be getting a piece of plexiglass today cut to 14'' by 14'' to lay on the shirt area for the quilt to cut around. Hopefully I'll find time this weekend to iron on interfacing and start sewing the strips together, then I'll worry about the backing...
Plus, working on the blanket is a great break from unpacking, rearranging, cleaning, and laundering. :)