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I'm in the process of making a quilt from two of my grand boys old cotton shirts. It's for their father, who is very sentimental.
I also use top sheets from good will for backing. Sheets have to be in very good condition, but you'd be surprised at how many top sheets look like they've never been used. it's really noticable when the fitted sheet is hung with the top sheet.
I`m working on a quilt made of scrubs I bought at Goodwill for a few dollars....the fabric is really cute on those scrubs
"De-boning a shirt' video on You-tube is a great way to learn how to cut up shirts and blouses to use for making quilts.
Of course, I found it after I cut up about 8 kids shirts. Dang! i wasn't that far off, though.
One of my favorite quilts was made from old flannel shirts my son wore...and I think some of his flannel pj bottoms. The blanket is so warm and cozy. He doesn't hardly need to heat his apartment at night (and he lives in MT). I wish I had a picture to show you.
I am currently collecting fabrics from mens cotton shirts. I have in mind a certain look so might take a while. I look for really great all cotton in the fabric and if I can find a large or X-large all the better.
This is a quilt that I made using 7 shirts that I got from the thrift store. It was half price bag sale day so I paid $2.50 instead of the usual $5.00 per bag. I backed it with a sheet that I bought for a dollar and got the batting 1/2 price for $13.00. I was pleased with the cost and it gave me lots of practice in beginning free motion quilting.
that is just gorgeous! I love that red binding. you'd never guess that you got out with such a 'cheap' quilt!! =) great job, Judy!
I use clothing quite a bit in my quilts. I don't usually use JUST clothing, but I suppose if I had a large enough stash of clothes I could! Here is a link to my blog and a picture of a quilt I used some old shirts in. (The giveaway is over, sorry!! Lol) I used fabric from my stash and intertwined an old shirt that I bought at a thrift shop. It's the black fabric believe it or not. I try to look for shirts that don't look like shirts! Sometimes you can find reproduction looking fabric and this one was a score...it was a men's Perry Ellis shirt hahaha, I bought it on sale at Goodwill for something like, 25 cents.
Valerie Smith - pumpkinpatchquilter
Obsessed Quilter and APQS Long Arm Machine Quilter
I absolutely love this thread and all the great ideas. I love to go to thrift stores garage sales to look for treasure. Have started to buy men's shirts. May even buy some blends