How-to: Quilt with the Applique Method

Ta dah! And you are done! Wasn’t that easy? It took me two days with many breaks in between to make this 60″ x 90″ quilt. Depending on how intricate your applique quilt is, the time will vary.

Here is the back side of the quilt.

quilt backing

Again, depending on what kinds of article of clothing you are working with, the look and feel of the quilt will be different too. This quilt will be used as a dorm room bed spread and it will hopefully keep her from getting homesick her freshman year.

applique quilt

Written by Karen Lee

Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.


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  1. I have seen a lot of t-shirt quilts but never one that included jeans! Absolutely love it! I can’t wait to make one for my great niece!

  2. I want to make a Tshirt quilt without cutting the shirt up…useing applique, stablizor, batting, & backing, Any suggestions. I plan on using fabric between shirts to make quilt larger… Thanks for any input…June

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