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Thread: Hello from Dothan, Alabama

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    Member Dmacc502's Avatar
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    I just became interested in quilting. I plan to start my first quilt soon. I've been reading a lot on the subject. I have a question I can't find an answer to. My grown daughters just lost their Father, and they want me to use his shirts to make a quilt. I know this will be different than using material. Any tips?

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    Hi and welcome from Iowa. If the shirts are 100% cotton it will be the same as using any other 100% cotton.

    I am sorry for your families loss.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+quilts&u=&s=0

    There are some photos that might help you. Just click on the link.
    Welcome to the board from Louisiana!:)

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    So sorry for your families loss.

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    Hello from Huntsville, Al. I've heard of people making quilts from ties also. Sometimes when going thrift store shopping with friends I'll look for shirts that I can use for quilt scraps. It will make a nice memory.

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    Thanks so much for your kind words and tips. I'm going to enjoy making this quilt with all your help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Men's cotton shirts are great for cutting up and using in quilts.

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    http://how-to-quilt.com/articles/102...for-fabric.php
    Shows how to prepare a shirt for cutting. Use the search tab above and you will see some sites that will give you ideas.
    I know where Dothin is. My daughter lives in Bainbridge GA.

    http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    If you have any questions or need some help go to Handcock fabrics in Dothan, ask for Sherrie, she teaches classes their and appraises quilts too. Believe she will be opening a new shop/classes in Headland on Feb 19. Open house day I believe. Good luck and a Big Welcome from Altha, Fl. about 50 miles south of Dothan

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