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Thread: Making a t-shirt quilt, and wanted to add the "shadows"

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    to the right and bottom of each one. how do you decide what size (width)strips to use for the shadow effect?
    of course each block is a different size..but i would assume that the strips need to stay the same.

    any ideas?

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    I'm not sure what you mean by shadows. Would it be attic windows, by any chance?

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    no, not attic windows,per say. i will be putting a black strip on the left of the t-shirt block and on the bottom.i will see if i can find a sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I'm not sure what you mean by shadows. Would it be attic windows, by any chance?
    i found this on webshots..
    if you click on the picture, you can see a larger version



    the black strips look pretty narrow..maybe i will cut them at 2 inches..

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    Neat!

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    Watterstide, it looks like the black is smaller than two inches...maybe one inch finished and to get the same look, you measure the length or width, then replace the outside inch or two with a square/rectangle of the background fabric - this background square makes it look like the tshirt fabric/block is sitting above the background and creating a shadow. PM me if you have questions. If you look closely at the photo, you should see what I mean. The larger the square/rectangle of background fabric is, the higher the block seems to be off the background.

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    Thanks Kate..i will start on it tomorrow. the t-shirts all already done.did them all today.

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    O-o-o-h. I like that look. It really sets off the blocks. Please post yours when it is finished.

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    She did another one too..
    by "quiltshoppe74036 "


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    that is cool

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