I am very excited to share with you my latest creation: The Daddy Quilt Kit! This kit includes everything you need to make your very own 3 x 3 square T Shirt Quilt Blanket. I call it the “Daddy” quilt because it’s a great way to use dad’s T shirts to make a special gift for baby!
You may remember that I made one for my great-niece, my new poster girl. Isn’t she sweet? She is demonstrating how the Daddy Quilt is perfect to lay on the floor for baby to play!
To test the quilt kit I turned to my blog friend Liz of Living My Sweet Life. She is a wonderful mom of young boys who shares her sewing pursuits on her blog. She reminds me a lot of me when I first started sewing. I was a young, stay-at-home mom who had a desire to create and turned to sewing to fill the nap and evening times. (Boy, do I miss those days!)
Instead of T shirts, Liz used her husband’s button down shirts to create this adorable quilt! What inspiration! I simply love the interesting patterns of the shirts!
Her son snagged the quilt as his own and brings it to bed with him every night. I am sure it is extra-special because it was made with “Dad’s” shirts!
Using the buttons was a fabulous design feature! Liz’s boys are not babies. I would not recommend using the button side of a shirt if you were making a quilt for a baby, but you certainly could use the back side of the shirt for a similar effect! Cut one of the shirts on the bias for an interesting design! Mix and match button-down shirts, T shirts, sweatshirts. You are only limited by your creativity!
I was so inspired by the Liz’s use of button-down shirts that I upcycled one of my husband’s shirts (it was sitting in my “mending” bag) into a drawstring bag.
You can read Liz’s post which describes her Daddy Quilt experience here.
In addition to the sweet red with mini, white dots fabric, I offer the kit in black, brown, and royal blue colors. These are unisex colors th
at work with many colors of tees. Each kit will be packaged in a unique, upcycled button-down shirt drawstring bag. This bag can be used to hold the finished quilt.
I’ve taken the boring work out of quilt-making with this kit! All you have to do is find nine T shirt sides. Liz said the entire project took about 3.5 hours. It’s a perfect project to sew in a weekend! You can break the project down as follows:
Friday night: Select and rough cut T shirts
Saturday morning: Interface shirts while watching your favorite TV show
Saturday afternoon: Sew top of quilt blanket
Sunday: Sew quilt top to backing and complete top-stitching
Sunday evening: Cuddle your baby in your quilt!
You’ll find my quilt kits here.
Don’t like the idea of sewing but love the idea of the Daddy Quilt? Find my custom items here.
I hope you will find the Daddy Quilt a practical and pretty item. These functional blankets are meant to be used: throw them on the floor, use them in the stroller, car, beach. They are fully washable. I look forward to seeing your finished creations.