Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Farmall T-Shirt Quilt

Susan's friend asked her to make a t-shirt quilt for her father. This will make a wonderful Christmas present!
Quilt Info: 
Maker: Susan
Pattern: BQ5 from Maple Island Quilts
Size: 73" x 91"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton--Request
Thread: Glide--Lead Grey
Pantograph: Wavy Bars ⤵️ from Intelligent Quilting
Wavy Bars pantograph comes highly recommended for t-shirt quilts and modern quilts. I think it looks great on Susan's quilt!!!⤴️⤵️
If you live in Minnesota, Susan reports the best place to find farm tractor fabric is at The Quilting Grounds in Norwood Young America! She pieced her leftover chunks into a backing.⤵️
Susan used the "BQ5" pattern from Maple Island Quilts. It happens that Minnesota Quilters is doing a BQ5 challenge for the Minnesota Quilt Show in June, 2024: make the BQ5 quilt pattern your own and enter it in the challenge category! 

Interesting Info: BQ stands for "Big Quilt"--the blocks finish at 18". Maple Island Quilts has a whole series of 10 different BQ patterns! Debbie Bowles, the designer of the brand, is a Minnesotan, living in the next town over from me!
Awesome t-shirt quilt, Susan!!!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy


  1. Nice work ladies! I have done a few BQ quilts, never new it stood for BQ!!

  2. Nice! I haven't seen that panto before. Like Stipple, but not. 😉

  3. Is there a pattern for this.

    1. Yes, as I wrote in the "Quilt Info", the pattern is BQ5. Click on Maple Island Quilts, above, for the link to the pattern.

  4. I am surprised at all the farm related T-shirts and fabrics. great design in the quilt pattern. And a lovely finish.
    (Karen, Sunburnt Quilts.)

  5. Another fun quilt, and great gift idea. I like the addition of the red pinwheels in the design. Nice panto choice, Nancy!

  6. This is fun and, I, too, like the pin wheels giving it some interest. Wavy bars looks fabulous on the quilt.

  7. This just might be my favorite of all of the t-shirt quilts that I have seen! Looks terrific! :)

  8. That's a fun pattern to use for a t-shirt quilt! Definitely more unique than the usual squares. Your quilting always finishes off your customer quilts perfectly, too, Nancy!

  9. Very lovely quilt! Great pattern for a tshirt quilt. The quilting you chose is a good one for a tshirt quilt--doesn't compete with the tshirts! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  10. This is such a fun quilt! Beautiful job by all. I always have a fondness for red tractors.


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