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Thread: T Shirt Quilt

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    Super Member Juliebelle's Avatar
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    I have been collecting t shirts from my grandson and want to make a quilt, he has some soccer ones but they are of silk type material can I mix the two and if so how do I back the silky ones. thanks

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    I'm interested in what others have to say about this - will be watching

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    i would use iron on tricot interfacing

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    use interfacing- just like you use on the other t's

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    don't know why that double posted- sure wasn't worth saying it twice ;-)

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    I would test the iron on interfacing on a part you won't use, like the sleeve and see if it melts the silky type fabric before commiting to using them in the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    i would use iron on tricot interfacing
    I just stabilized a few silky feeling soccer shirts this way. seemed to work well but I haven't sewn them together yet.

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    Senior Member gmcsewer's Avatar
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    I included one of those silky ones in my GS quilt. I did put iron on interfacing on the back of it so the batting wouldn't migrate through. It seemed to hold its shape as well as the other shirts.

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    I have used those shirts..I make sure that there is stabilizer on all t-shirts...

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