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Thread: Shirts from thrift store......

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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    Quite a while back there was a tutorial on cutting up a men's shirt to get the most fabric out of it. I can't find it now, but someone may remember the tute.

    I was wondering how much fabric can come from one shirt and just how economical it would be. Goodwill here is also more expensive than it used to be.

    I'm not familiar with the tute using cuffs. Sounds interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Quite a while back there was a tutorial on cutting up a men's shirt to get the most fabric out of it. I can't find it now, but someone may remember the tute
    http://www.quiltville.com/ scroll down until you get to the video called Deboning a shirt
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    I think I will do the yard sales this summer. Never thought of using shirts, though I used to get big skirted dresses and make my girls clothes out of them. I love to yard sale. Thanks for the idea.

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    I would save buttons, but not the collor or cuffs.

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    I am working on a quilt of my Dad's shirts. I did decide to cut the cuffs off but I have used the button down portion of the sleive for added interest in the quilt. Also have used some short sleive shirts and the cuff on those! All of my dad's shirts were a men's smalll or youth large and I do have left over material that I will use in other special items later. Kept every button and they will be re-added to the quilt later. Hope to post pictures soon.
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    Wow you guys would love our thrift store today all blue taged items were 10cents can you believe I did not buy anything!

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    i bought about 6 white dress shirts----- 18 1/2in necks that were extra long and tall at a goodwill store several yrs ago. used most of them up since. loved the good deal.

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    I was determined to use one of the cuffs, I ended up making a bowtie block with collar for a friends quilt. Turned out pretty cool.
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    Don't forget women's dresses and skirts!! Can be a whole lot of fabric in long ones and, of course, usually more feminine patterns and colors.

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    Lisalisa, that quilt is just too cool!! Love it!!
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