I made my oldest daughter a t-shirt quilt when she graduated highschool in 2008. That was way before Pinterest, and all I knew about these quilts was a little blip I had read in Country Woman Magazine.
What I decided to do since I was a novice quilter, was to use kid-friendly quilting instructions found in "I Can Quilt!" by Sandra L. Hatch and Sue Harvey. The quilt shown is from Lesson 7, Four-Patch Fun Quilt. We have used this pattern to make quilts to give to children's hospitals and children in other countries. I highly recommend this book for new quilters or for kids learning to quilt.
I have two other children I would like to sew t-shirt quilts for and so I began Pinning tutorials to try. Here is my collection of t-shirt quilt tutorials on Pinterest so far:
I would really like to grow this collection of links so if anyone knows of any good sources for t-shirt quilt tutorials or just good photos, please let me know :-)