I had purchased several t-shirts for a benefit run by our local VFW over the years. I decided to make a quilt for the benefit using the previous year’s t-shirts as the basis. Each t-shirt had two design faces so that enabled me to have 8 panels. I found additional t-shirts of a patriotic theme so that I would have an even number (12). This quilt was a personal size quilt (or maybe it would fit a twin size bed).
I cut out the panels in 12″x12″ squares. In order to strengthen the fabric, I used some iron-on stabilizer. I laid the pattern out in 3 panels across and 4 panels down. For one of the extra panels, I had to manufacture. I was trying to keep my additional colors to either a black or blue background. The only other suitable panel I found was on a white t-shirt. So, I cut out & glued the white part I cut out onto one of the black t-shirt backs & stitched some rick-rack around the edge to cover the white border. I thought it came out pretty good.
I used the edges of the backing as the binding. I quilted it & then cut & folded the sides to make the binding.