A Beginner's Guide To The Best Interfacing For T-shirt Quilts

Whether you want to start small like me with a one t-shirt tote bag or do a whole quilt keep reading and all you have to do next is get started on your T-shirt project.

What kind of stabilizer should you use for T-shirt Quilts?

The rule of thumb is that the stabilizer should be 100% cotton, just like the fabric, it is adhering to.

The process is to turn your t-shirt design side down and put the stabilizer bumpy side down on top, then press with your iron until the stabilizer has fused to the back of the t-shirt.

How to Use Interfacing on T-Shirts


There have been times when my stabilizer has not remained fused to the fabric I’ve adhered it to. In that case, I simply spray a little bit of basting spray, and that does the trick. 

What to do if it doesn’t fuse

Do not iron directly on the T-shirt design. You never know if the design will stick to the iron and ruin both the T-shirt and your iron.

Pressing Cloths

Use a pressing cloth (another piece of fabric) over the T-shirt design to iron. This barrier will allow for effective ironing without a potential mess.

I always cut a piece of interfacing slightly larger than the T-shirt. This ensures I will be able to use as much of the T-shirt as is necessary.

Cut Large

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