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Thread: T-shirt quilt nightmares

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    Senior Member oldtnquiltinglady's Avatar
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    Someone please tell me how to "forward" this post to my sister. She and her daughter are in the middle of doing a TShirt quilt for DH, and she says it is monstrous heavy. I know that this is an involved process, but I want to be able to put it into my computer for the long run, and don't know how. Thanks, y'all.
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    Try not to quilt through a design especially if it is a thick kind of paint as the friction and heat of the needle can melt that stuff and then for a few stitches that color is dragged through the rest of the block....voice of experience!!!! Therefore it's alot better to quilt around the design!! Good luck!

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    Thank you for posting this question. I'm about to start on a t-shirt quilt for myself to see how it goes together. I've had lots of requests to make these, but don't want to venture down that road until I know if I love the process or not, and how much time they take. Fingers crossed! Good luck with your quilt, and I look forward to the finished product. Please post a picture!

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    I feel your pain! I just finished a t-shirt quilt, it was 80 x 108, I had the same worries. First I SID around all the shirts and sashing, then went around an element in most of the shirts, like the Seattle space needle and then along the mountain lines, the numbers on some of the shirts and then just straight lines in others, there were a few airplanes that had Indians sitting on them, I just outlined the planes and unless you look closely the lines are hard to see. The back of the quilt was cool with the different motifs. The "thing" weighed 8 lbs. when done. In the past I did one that had "I Love Lucy" backing so I made a large heart, laid it on the quilt front wherever I felt needed extra stitching, marked it with a blue wash away pen and followed the outline. I was very pleased with both quilts.

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    Cross stitch across the tshirts with a matching thread. Just a thought.
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    I just finished a t-shirt quilt for my grandson and his mother is paying someone to LA it because it is really too big and bulky for my machine.
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    Hi Lisa.....I just finished a t/shirt quilt and I was having the same problem....trying to decide what to do about quilting over the shirts.....what I did was Sitich in the ditch around each shirt first and then when the whole quilt was done I did a swirly design thru the boarder and across some of the shirts that didnt have a lot of designs on them I will post a picture to show you what I mean......I used fleece on the back of the quilt I didnt use batting it was heavy enough......good luck Trish

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    Lisa...here are some pictures to show you what I mean......TrishName:  saraquilt3.png
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    The first pic shows how I did the swirly design...hope this helps....Trish

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