This pattern is the second in my series of quilts that aims to encourage makers to return the craft to its beginnings – using fabrics from worn items that are no longer useful rather than purchasing new fabric for the purpose of cutting it up.
The design was inspired by the African strip weavings, or Kente cloth, I came across when researching my trip to Swaziland. Unlike the woven originals, this quilt is made entirely from mens’ thrifted business shirts – 14 in total.
The original quilt size is a throw at 58” (146cm) x 66” (166cm), but the pattern also includes planning sheets for a single (twin) bed option, a baby quilt and a cushion.
Included in the instructions are suggestions for back and binding, detailed diagrams/photographs for cut and piecing your quilt, as well as tips and hints for working with upcycled shirts.
A percentage of profit from every pattern sold goes to women makers in developing countries.
Instagram hashtag: #stripweavequilt
This pattern is not intended for commercial use – that is, items cannot be made from the pattern for resale. Copying this pattern for commercial use is also not permitted unless prior consent has been given in writing. In purchasing this pattern you agree to abide by these conditions.