Last week I talked about sashed t-shirt quilts. This week, I will tell you about my framed t-shirt quilts.
Like the sashed t-shirt quilts, a framed t-shirt quilt also has sashing and cornerstones. The difference is the “frame” of fabric that goes around each t-shirt before the sashing is added. Framed t-shirt quilts end up being several inches wider and longer than sashed t-shirt quilts because of the one-inch frame around each t-shirt. So if you want your quilt to be a little bigger, you might want to go with the framed option rather than the sashed. In the quilt on the left, the cornerstones match the sashing and in the one on the right, the cornerstones match the frames. I’m often asked if there is an extra charge for having the cornerstones the same color as the frames and there isn’t. The cornerstones are pieced into the quilt regardless of the fabric color as they help to keep the t-shirt squares lined up. I’m also asked which style is better. I personally like both. It’s just a matter of what you choose for your quilt.