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Thread: I have a question

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    Super Member jayelee's Avatar
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    I was given about thirty cotton men's dress shirts for my husband but they are too big for him. Can I cut these up and make a quilt out of them. Many of them look like they have never been wore. They are a mans xl big and tall. Although dh is five eleven he only wears a large and that is a little loose so he suggested that I use them in a quilt alot of material there

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    You sure can, it will be a wonderful quilt :D:D:D

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    oh definately, and I would!!

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    Think they would be great.

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    Great quilt material, lucky girl! It takes a bit more time to cut but shirt fabric is very nice. :thumbup:

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    Sure can, I'm helping a friend put together a quilt with her husbands shirts.

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    You bet! I cut up vintage clothing from thrift shop even if I can only get a few squares. So If you can get a quilt out of free cotton fabric I'd go for it!

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    Definitely yes!!!

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    Yep you can.. there are even patterns out there for a block that looks like a man's shirt and tie that are darling.. and there are patterns with boys and girls clothes. Or just cut into squares.. especially the larger sections.

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    Another YES! Bonnie Hunter has a book "Scraps & Shirttales".

    Maybe you LQS has the book or here is Bonnie's link;
    http://quiltville.com/

    FYI ~ not affiliated with Bonnie, just love her scrappy quilts. I have made a few from here site.

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