I recently lost a friend who meant a lot to me. She had 5 grown children, 3 boys and 2 girls. The one girl thought it would be great to take their mother's shirts and make a quilt. Well, a lady made 3 quilts and didn't want to make any more and that left 2 boys without. I volunteered to take on the project. What was I thinking. I thought throws would be a better choice than a quilt. I do not have a lot of shirts and will fill in with my own fabrics.
The shirts have been well worn and washed. Mostly they are cotton, but not crisp and new. So my question is, how can I make this flimsy fabric easier to work with and that would make the throws last a long time. To me it's a labor of love for my friend and her family, so it's very important to me to do the best that I can.
Thanks for any help you can give me.