I'm so glad you posted all of these variations! I have a t-shirt quilt on my docket and wasn't sure about sashing or not, squares or random, etc. It's great to see several styles together for comparison. Great job! Do you use something to stabilize the jersey fabric?
Ibtreerock I use fusible interfacing. I will cut the piece out of the t-shirt about 1" bigger than I plan to cut it down to. Then I iron on the fusible interfacing with the stretch opposite the t-shirt stretch (interfacing has one direction that is more stretchy than the other, so does the t-shirt. I make them go opposite ways to reduce stretch). After the t-shirt is ironed to the interfacing, I trim it down to the finished size plus seam allowance. Tedious, but it makes things SO much easier to work with :)
Also, for this one, the plain pieces that I used as filler around the t-shirts prints are just extra from the cut up t-shirts. Only makes sense to use it than buy something else to use as filler. Plus, it all matches!
I guess I should put all my thoughts down before I post my comment. Haha. I think I actually do the original cut piece of t-shirt as 1.5" bigger. For example--when I did 12" finished squares, I cut the original piece to 14"
This layout looks great and I love your idea of using pieces of the shirt for filler. Another item on my to-do list - I have three kids with piles of tshirts...
Thank you for that how to! It's perfect!
Also, as a note, I am a bit of a Spreadsheet Geek, so I color coded spreadsheet cells to represent blocks (each cell was 3"x3" since I cut the pieces/edges as 3", 6", 9" and 12" finished). This way I could figure out the layout and organize colors since doing it with the pieces was tricky with the seam allowances. Helped save time, I think. Also allowed for me to have the chart in my sewing room since I had the layout in the living room :)