Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Need help in making something out of sweatshirts

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Madison, Ohio
    Posts
    206
    Blog Entries
    1

    Need help in making something out of sweatshirts

    I'm making several T shirt quilts for graduation gifts at the request of the parents. Problem is they have given me a few heavy sweatshirts with the request to "do something with them." There is no way I want to blend the sweatshirts into the T shirt quilts. I could make pillows with the sweatshirts but want to know if any readers have any other ideas. Yes, "I need help." Thanks so much.

  2. #2
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    32,871
    Blog Entries
    15
    you can make quilted jackets by removing the ribbed bands and cutting down the front... sew blocks to the result.
    Nancy in western NY

  3. #3
    Super Member sweetpea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    southeast Kansas
    Posts
    1,453
    How about making a backpack out them. the ones I have seen, they cut the sleves off and use them for handles sew them it the top and botton, cut off the top and botton ribbing and sew the bottom and put a draw string in the top. I have sweatshirt put up to make me a new hand bag but time has not been on my side yet.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

  4. #4
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,866
    I would make a bag or pillow. If it is for a boy, I would definitely go with the pillow idea. Ask the prents first as to which they would prefer.

  5. #5
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,866
    Oh, if the design on the sweatshirt is small, you could also do a mug rug.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Madison, Ohio
    Posts
    206
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes - think pillows are going to be about the only option. Can't do a jacket as the sweatshirts are too small, besides, they are from elementary school and HS - Yes, it is going to be a couple of "floor pillows." Thanks for your suggestions.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Madison, Ohio
    Posts
    206
    Blog Entries
    1
    Theses shirts are from grade school and HS and the boy is going to college. Think I'll have to end up making floor pillows.......

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    SW Minnesota
    Posts
    1,500
    I've made several t-shirt quilts, and have been asked to do a couple of more. Have never been asked to "do something" with sweatshirts, but this thread had given me ideas...just in case. Thank you!
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,233
    Do you have enough to cut big squares and use them for quilt backing? Might be tricky to FMQ through but if you are quilting using your walking foot, it might work?

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    814
    Depending on how many there are, you could do a small wall hanging with them.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.