I made a T-Shirt quilt for my friend Yvonne. She is a donor to the MSU horticulture Gardens, and is a long time horticulture fan, and Is the Donor of the Native Plant garden at The MSU Arboretum.
Each year since the dedication of the gardens in 1993 we have Garden Day. It is a day to attend gardening seminars and lectures and enjoy the gardens. The staff and speakers are given T-shirts to wear that day and they are also for sale to the attendees. So this quilt has 20 shirts , one from each year. The quilt is nothing fancy but it contains a lot of memories.
This left me with a lot of T-shirt fabric so I decided to use it up in a toothbrush rug (called a toothbrush rug because the needle is made with a toothbrush handle)
I just started it but it goes pretty fast.
I have been making these for years. Teddy’s chair is covered with one I made.
and I have one draped over the couch. Here is Teddy about 5 years ago with that rug.
I found a good tutorial for making them here http://ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners
This is the first time I have made one with knit fabric and it is different. I am having to adjust myself to the fact that the fabric stretches so it is harder to get the stitching even….but it will make a nice rug.
I am going to bast the antique Applique quilt today….pictures soon