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Thread: Finally finished a tee shirt quilt...#1piecemaker, please read

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    OnTheGo's Avatar
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    I finally finished the sorority tee shirt quilt my daughter requested. Don't think I ever want to do another one of those. I wanted it to be perfect, but I soon threw those wishes to the wind and just hoped I'd get it finished before she moved....I barely did. I finished Mon. Dec. 10 and she moved today, Dec. 12. She and the quilt are somewhere over the Atlantic on their way to the other side of the world as I write this.

    Seriously, I've made a fully lined man's sport coat that was easier than this quilt. So I truly admire you gals and guys who have made the tee shirt quilts. The decals aren't straight on the fabric, the fabric stretches, it's hard to get all the blocks the same size and impossible to center each one. I used the felt-like iron-on batting.........sometimes it stuck and sometimes it didn't. Then I was afraid the ones that did stick would come loose if I ironed it after sewing, so I didn't press seams. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! I'm glad it's finished.

    My husband and daughter are standing on the farm truck holding it over the rails and it's still nearly touching the ground. I believe it's 94" X 94" finished. I had enough small logos to make the cornerstone blocks for the outer border, but had to make 9 for the interior, so I used violet fabric ( one of their colors...the other is maroon) and appliqued some, used fabric crayons on some, etc. using the sorority symbols of penquins, pearls, hearts, doves, triangles, and violets.

    My husband has it all scrunched up on his side....it really is straight, but you can't tell from the picture.
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    Senior Member MAXIES2's Avatar
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    That is so original, what a great idea, your daughter must be delighted, where has she moved to?
    Katherine

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    cool idea for all the t shirts that are favs:)

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    WOW,You really did a great job, Thats a lifetime keeper. She'll look at it , and miss you terribly. It will get tear stains.

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    wow! that's fabulous! she'll treasure it forever!

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    Say what you want, It looks great to me, from what you told us I now understand why it is so expensive to have one made. I love the little squares. Its great :D

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    Really great quilt. :!: :thumbup:

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    You did a great job. I'm sure she'll treasure it and cuddling with it will bring the feeling that's you're close even when you're far away.

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    Looks great. I have only made them by using iron-on stabilizer to get the t-shirt fabric to cooperate.

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    Fabulous :thumbup: Onthego! You have a very lucky daughter :D
    And, like the others - where is she going??

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