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Thread: T Shirt Quilt, Help Please

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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    T Shirt Quilt, Help Please

    I have never made a T shirt quilt before, so I spent a few hours reading the posts here, on how to make one. I think I have all the info I need to made the quilt.

    What I would like to know is, could I do a quilt as you go for this quilt. I'm going to join the blocks with sashing anyway. I am not real good at doing the quilting on a big quilt on my sewing machine so this would be better for me.

    Do you think it would look ok.

    I'm going to try and make my blocks with a shadow strip so it will look like the blocks are floating on the back ground. I seen a real pretty quilt here made by Watterstide with a shadow strip.

    anyway I was just wondering if the quilt as you go would work.. Thank you

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    You can always try a mini test quilt using the parts of the t-shirts your not using and other scrap fabric!
    That way if you don't like it or it doesn't work like planned, you havent ruin anything.
    Good Luck!
    Lisa B in NC
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    in my book the best way to do t-shirt quilts is ---- quilt as you go-
    makes it so much easier to quilt each block as you go along-
    that's the way i've done 3 of them so far- same way i do raggy quilts- i quilt each block-then construct the quilt.
    go for it.
    if you can dream it--you can accomplish it
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    Thank you Ckcowl
    I'm glad that soneone else has made this quilt that way and it turned out ok....I think I will go for it, as I would make a mess out of the quilt if I tried to quilt it after it was put together. I have made one other quilt as you go and it turned out ok but it wasn't a t shirt quilt... LOL

    Thanks eveyone for your reply...

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    please post when done

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    Quilt as you go is the only way to go for a t shirt quilt, IMHO. I put on a sashing of flannel around each block and then finish it off as a rag quilt. They come out beautiful!
    Arlene

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