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Thread: My next quilt will be...

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    My next quilt will be...

    a T-Shirt quilt from our drive out west this month! Hubby and I decided to pick up a shirt from each place we stop so I can make a quilt out of them. I know it will be difficult since knit isn't the best to sew with sometimes, but I know to stablize them so hopefully it won't be too bad. I am looking forward to trying the T-Shirt quilt. I kinda have in progress since hubby's old uniform quilt does have some T-Shirts in it.

    Has anyone did a T-Shirt quilt? Any advice before I start so I can prepare when we get back?
    Sabrina
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    Never did one yet, but my daughter has a ton of concert shirts and eventually will want a t-shirt quilt. I think the best ones would be where the design is centered on the shirt so you have plenty of fabric to "border" it.

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    If you put t-shirt quilt in the search box on the forum, you'll get lots of ideas. Good luck.
    Alma
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    What a great idea for a souvenir!

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    t-shirt quilts ARE NOT HARD! they are actually quite fun to make- and not difficult at all- simply use a fusable lightweight tricot interfacing---available from stores like joannes- quite inexpensive-by the yard.
    do a t=shirt quilt search you will see tons of them- there are a dozen or so commercial patterns for them- plus all the ones people just make without using a pattern- but do not (think) difficult---they are not. use a needle made for knits, a good thread, i'm sure there are probably even a number of free tutorials on them.
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    t-shirt quilts ARE NOT HARD! they are actually quite fun to make- and not difficult at all- simply use a fusable lightweight tricot interfacing---available from stores like joannes- quite inexpensive-by the yard.
    do a t=shirt quilt search you will see tons of them- there are a dozen or so commercial patterns for them- plus all the ones people just make without using a pattern- but do not (think) difficult---they are not. use a needle made for knits, a good thread, i'm sure there are probably even a number of free tutorials on them.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Thanks! I am kinda excited about trying it when we get back.
    Sabrina
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    Wash the t-shirts 1st but do NOT use dryer sheets when drying.
    Mary

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    I procrastinated for a long time because I thought T-shirt fabric would be difficult. The tricot stablizer worked great. Never had any problems, and my DIL loves her quilt!. Wish I had done it sooner.

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    I highly recommend getting the book , "You did what with my t-shirts?". Can't remember the author, but I have made two t-shirt quilts from it, and it has very good explanations on preparation

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