Sue Shattuck’s Brimfield Block Tula T-Shirt Guidelines
I have been eagerly awaiting this month’s theme, because I have been in love with Tula Pink’s de la Luna fabric since the first time I saw it. I became obsessed with the idea of having one of those sisters on a t-shirt, so that is EXACTLY what I did! Since this tutorial must be individualized based on the size of the T-shirt, I am not going to provide a step-by-step instructions; instead, I intend to provide guidelines to help you make your own T-shirt
You’ll need the supplies for one Brimfield Block, and a t-shirt of your choosing. Since I am picky about my T-shirts, mine is from Land’s End and is a size L. The finished Brimfield Block is approximated 14 inches in diameter, so you’ll need to measure your t-shirt to make sure it will fit. I prefer a V-neck, so the 14 inches was tight. I would not make a full-size Brimfield Block on a smaller shirt, so measuring is key. Here are the finished sizes of each block:
- Original Brimfield Block 14″
- Baby Brimfield Block 7″
- Bitty Brimfield Block 3.25″
I did a few different things with this t-shirt. First, I used the perforations to make the inner circle (black moon/bat fabric) pop against the black t-shirt. Also, since the t-shirt is knit and stretchy, I used more pins that usual and popped a “knits” needle into my machine. And, since this is a garment and will be washed repeatedly, I decided to applique the block to the shirt on my machine using a zig-zag stitch. This will ensure it will stand up to repeated washings.
*Important:You will not be able to fit the full-size center of one of the de la Luna sisters on a t-shirt size xs, s and m.
How to be Eligible for the Monthly BOM Prize
- Make sure to post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #BrimfieldBlockBOM.
- Follow @BrimfieldAwakening on Instagram
- Look for the post about this t-shirt (swipe to see the prize) and “like” the post AND leave a comment on that post
Take this Class with Sue!
If you’re in Michigan, our gal, Sue Shattuck, will be teaching this Brimfield Block T-Shirt at Abbi May’s Quilt Shop in Muskegon Monday October 22 10:30am – 1:30pm! Details below.