I have been asked to make 2 memory quilts. Haven't seen the shirts yet but I do know it is a mix of tshirts and "cowboy" dress shirts. Quilts will be lap size or baby quilt size - something big enough to use on a couch for snuggling in.
Cowboy shirts - I'm thinking about cutting large sections out of the fronts - complete with the snaps and/or pockets; if they have designs on the back yoke - I'll cut blocks out of them. Does this sound like a workable idea or would it be better to make pieced blocks?
The tshirts will be cut as big blocks to use the designs on the fronts and/or backs.
Would you mix the tshirt blocks with the cowboy shirt blocks? Or is it better to make a t shirt quilt and then a cowboy shirt quilt?
I'm hoping to make sashings for the t shirt quilt out of some of the cowboy shirts. Not sure about sashings for the cowboy shirts until I see exactly what I have to work with but may have to add in fabrics for that.
Would you make the quilt backs out of leftovers from the shirts? I'm thinking maybe flannel (or fleece) for the backing since they want to snuggle with them.
There is also 1 pair of flannel pajamas in the mix that have been put in the"favorites" pile that they'd really like used.
Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions? I'd love to hear any and all of them.
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