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Thread: T- Shirt Quilt Help

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    Junior Member ZTAgirlknits's Avatar
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    So I am planning on making myself a tshirt quilt with all my shirts from the summer camp I have worked at for the last 5 summers. I've never made one before and I was wondering was sort of stabilizer to use on the tshirts, any suggestions? Or if there is a pattern somewhere for a tshirt quilt......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTAgirlknits
    So I am planning on making myself a tshirt quilt with all my shirts from the summer camp I have worked at for the last 5 summers. I've never made one before and I was wondering was sort of stabilizer to use on the tshirts, any suggestions? Or if there is a pattern somewhere for a tshirt quilt......
    I have no clue sorry. I am sure someone will know though. I just wanted to comment on the name of your town you live in.

    My dad's name is Kearney. I've never seen the name anywhere before just now. :)

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    i'm not sure of stabilizer brands. but it has to be a light stabilizer

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    I just use a lightwieght fusible from Pellon.

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    me tooooo- i have a friend yes i really have at least one lol.

    she wants me to make her daughter a t shirt quilt.
    i have never made one. :lol:
    can any one help us. blessings to all. ogama

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    Use the lightest weight fusible stablizer you can find. Making sure that you put the stretch of the stablizer crosswise of the stretch of the t shirt. I cut the stabilizer into pieces slightly larger than I want, fuse it to the shirt and then cut the block to size.

    Use a wee touch of a washable glue stick to help hold your seams open rather than pressing to one side (less bulk). Press nicely but remember not to press over any rubberized, painted, etc. emblems on the t shirt.

    They look good with or without sashing. This picture will show some of the blocks I am working on. They are not yet in final placement and do not show the sashing.

    This is not the final placement, just keep the blocks on the design wall as I am working.
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    Thank you for the tips!! Much appreciated!

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    I liked the fusible tricot stabilizer. It kept the t-shirt soft. You just need to be sure to put the stretch of the stabilizer opposite direction the t-shirt stretches.

    You might find some patterns on line...try Google. I didn't use a pattern for mine. I just added borders to each t-shirt to make them all the same size, added sashing and borders to the quilt.

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    http://reviews.ebay.com/Make-Your-Ow...00000000832366

    here's a guide I wrote many years ago on making a t-shirt quilt.

    the link is off my ebay page.

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    lightweight fusable non-woven stablizer- available at stores like joannes-
    yes there is an actual t=shirt pattern on the market-
    it is called "t-shirt memory quilt from Four Corners Designs--designed by Marilyn Robinson.

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