I take the t-shirts and cut up the sides to under the sleeves and then lay flat and then cut the top of the sleeves to the neck and will have two parts, front and back. Then, I add interfacing to the back so it won't stretch, when working with it and looks better when done quilting it.
You can use white or black, which ever is cheaper at the store. Apply this to the back of all the parts you want to use, fronts and or backs of the t-shirts. Count how many you have and then draw up your plans for the layout.
I only had 18 pieces, so I have to figure out how to make two more, I have two extra pieces of solid black t-shirt backs that had no pictures or words on them. So those two pieces, I will add a picture of my niece and Gavin and her boyfriend and on the other one with be their names. Here, is the next step, I start hanging them and take pictures to see if it looks good and move pieces as I go.
I hate it when the publish button gets hit and your not done with the page your working on. Will finish up tomorrow.
I am the happiest when I put needle and thread to fabric,