When I graduated from high school, mi madre's friend, Sister Haun, made for me a blanket out of my high school T-shirts. It's better than any blanket on earth (really). It's soft, weathered and worn, and filled with memories from my glory days.
I like my blanket so much that I thought it would be appropriate to pass on Sister Haun's generosity. (She's an absolute gem.) When the Young Women in our ward turn sixteen, we make them a blanket. We have an assembly line: one person cuts and sews the top, one person sews and ties the backside. Here's what you'll need if you want to make someone in your life feel like a million bucks!
1. Cut out twenty five 11.5 x 11.5 inch squares )13 T-shirts, using their fronts and backs. I use cardboard as my 11.5 x 11.5 pattern piece.
2. Lay out the T-shirts in 5 rows of 5.
3. Sew individual rows, left to right
4. Sew together each row, working from the top of the blanket to the bottom.
5. Take 2 yards of any fabric (we use satin) and cut it to match the length and width of the assembled T-shirt layer.
6. Take the 2 layers and put wrong sides together. Then put a thin layer of batting over the top of the two layers.
7. Sew all three layers together, leaving an 8 inch opening.
8. Flip wrong sides out through your 8 inch opening and tie with yarn.
9. Hand sew, using a blind stitch, the 8 inch opening.
These are coarse directions. Don't judge me for it! Here are additional directions.