You have t-shirts from sporting events or concerts or schools. Instead of keeping them hidden in piles, make your own t-shirt quilt to show off!

If you can sew in a straight line, you can make a bunch of t-shirts into a cozy quilt. Watch these videos, set aside some time, and sew a quick t-shirt quilt you will be proud of!

Do You Make These Mistakes?

  • Start a sewing project...and never finish!

  • Buy expensive fusion fabric or interfacing...just because a YouTube video said to.

  • Cut out the logos of all your t-shirts for a future quilt.

With our video lessons you will get your quilt done right - in one day!

Hundreds have a t-shirt quilt in a day who never thought they could! Our instructor, Tonya, has shared her special technique for years to people at the Super Saturday Adult School class in San Diego, California.

Get rid of your piles of t-shirts once and for all!

Jumbled piles of t-shirts do not spark joy.

Don't throw away your memories. Easily and quickly make them into a t-shirt quilt!

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  • Who should take this course?

    Anyone who has a pile of t-shirts that are just taking up space in a closet, or under the bed, or box in the attic, or in a dresser drawer. Shirts from sports, schools, clubs, camps, travel, concerts. Shirts you have outgrown. T-shirts your child/brother/grandmother/teenager has collected over the years. Shirts that tell the story of your life! Anyone who can sew in a straight line can make this easy t-shirt quilt!

  • Can I really get my t-shirt quilt done in one day?

    Yes! This quick t-shirt quilt method works. In Tonya’s Adult School T-Shirt Quilt-in-One-Day class, in 6 hours everyone finishes. Everyone! The only exceptions are when a sewing machine breaks down.

  • Why should I pay for this course, instead of just looking at free YouTube videos?

    With Joy Lab, you get an experienced instructor who has guided countless students to a successful completed quilt, all in one day. Tonya created this easy t-shirt quilt technique, and has perfected it over the years of teaching the adult school course and in creating her own t-shirt quilts for her family. She knows the common mistakes and realistic short cuts and will guide you to successfully complete your quilt!

  • What is the best way to use this course?

    Watch video 1 and video 2, then gather your supplies. Watch video 3, then prep your t-shirts while watching your favorite show. Now set aside an entire day. Watch video 4 and optional 5 and cut your t-shirts. Watch video 6 and arrange your t-shirts. Watch video 7 and cut your fleece. Lunch break! Watch video 8 and sew your quilt. Watch video 9 and finish your quilt. Show off your DIY t-shirt quilt at dinnertime!

  • What if I don’t have a whole day to work on the t-shirt quilt?

    Squeeze in some time here and there, and you can still finish your t-shirt quilt before too long! Watch one video, do what you are supposed to do, then set it aside for the next time you can work. Sewing the t-shirt quilt (after watching video 8) takes the longest, but you can easily just sew one row at a time.

  • How many t-shirts do I need?

    I’ve made a DIY t-shirt quilt out of only six shirts. My favorite size is 24 shirts. 12, 16, and 20 also work well. I even had one student make a t-shirt quilt with 36 shirts – and she finished her entire t-shirt quilt in one day!

  • What supplies do I need?

    • sewing machine • thread, scissors • rotary cutter, cutting mat • 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch square ruler (google The Square Up Quilt Ruler, or ask at quilting shops) • 2 1/2 yards of fleece fabric (58 inch wide) • 12 to 24 t-shirts • band aids

  • Is it a t-shirt quilt, or a t-shirt blanket?

    You cut squares, and sew them together, so, yes, it is a t-shirt quilt. You aren't top stitching, and the back side is fleece, so you could call it a t-shirt blanket (if you insist.)

  • Is that a bird I hear?

    Yes, it’s Chirpy the Cockatiel.

Make a T-shirt Quilt In One Day You Can Be Proud Of!

Your T-Shirts are Just Going to Waste!

Course Curriculum

  • 01


    • Introduction

    • Instructions

  • 02


    • Supplies

  • 03

    Prepping the T-Shirts

    • Prepping the T-Shirts

  • 04

    Cutting the T-Shirts

    • Cutting the T-Shirts

  • 05

    Cutting Issues (Watch as Needed)

    • Image Too Tall, Cut Off Unimportant Part

    • Image Too Tall, Sew Shirt Shorter

    • Image Too Wide, Cut Diagonal, Add Fabric

    • Image too Tall, Don't Include Everything

    • Image Too Big, Add Patch from Front

    • Logo on Sleeve

    • Tank Top

    • V-Neck Shirt

    • Sports Jersey

  • 06

    Arranging the T-Shirts

    • Arranging the T-Shirts

  • 07

    Cutting the Fleece

    • Cutting the Fleece

  • 08

    Sewing the Quilt Together

    • Sewing Part 1

    • Sewing Part 2

  • 09

    Finishing the Quilt

    • Finishing your T-Shirt Quilt

Who else wants a t-shirt quilt in one day?

Try this easy new method!

  • New method for home sewers

    Tonya made two t-shirt quilts using traditional methods, and it took the entire summer! Fed up with the clutter of t-shirts, yet not wanting to get rid of the memories the t-shirts bring, Tonya created this quick and easy technique.

  • Video lessons show you exactly what to do

    Tonya shows exactly what do to, just as if you were in her Super Saturday Adult School class! Tank top? Yes. Sweat pants with logo down the side? Yes. PE shorts? Yes.

  • No one else is teaching this method!

    You can watch hours of YouTube videos on how to make T-shirt quilts, and still have a project that takes forever to finish - if you ever do finish!


Tonya's family is active, and every activity seems to come with a t-shirt!  She created this DIY t-shirt quilt in one day technique to quickly turn a pile of t-shirts into a cozy quilt you can enjoy for years!  Take a day. Make a quilt. Show off your life!

Tonya Lehman

T-Shirt Quilt Creator

Or Hire Tonya to Make Your T-Shirt Quilt for You

Make your own quilt, attend a Super Saturday Adult School class,

Important Supplies

Aside from a sewing machine, thread, pins, and scissors, you need these three items. If you use the link to purchase, I get a tiny commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you!


    It’s essential to have the correct quilt square. Buy it here, and it will be delivered directly to your door! ✂️$25 QUILT SQUARE


    It's like a pizza cutter, and it's sharp! This is my favorite brand. ✂️$20 ROTARY CUTTER


    You can buy a rotary cutter and cutting mat at Walmart. This mat is more expensive, but it is a quality product that lasts a long time. ✂️$50 CUTTING MAT

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