I am quite proud of myself for finally starting this project, which has been in the back of my mind for at least a decade, but I would like some opinions/advice before I start sewing it together. I have taken all my old sports t-shirts that I have packed around with me through countless moves and cut out the logos/emblems into 14" X 14" squares. The plan is to make them into a rag quilt with fleece backing, like this....
I am not planning on putting any quilt batting in the middle, as I don't want a really thick quilt. The things that I am mulling over now and would like some feedback on are:
1. Should I put some interfacing on the backs of the really thin t-shirt squares? Will this make them hold up better in the long run?
2. All the online instructions I've read say to just sew the squares together, but I am thinking I should sew an X over each t-shirt/fleece square first to keep them together better and to stop them from stretching differently when sewing. Thoughts?
3. I'm not 100% sure about the layout of the squares. Any re-arranging suggestions? (imagine it right-side up and also ignore the cat...he thought laying out the squares was a very fun game)
So, any feedback would be appreciated, especially if any of you have made one of these before. Thanks!