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Thread: T-Shirt quilt

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    Senior Member kathyd's Avatar
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    Years ago, (about 14 I think) I told my sister about t-shirt quilts. In talking she mentioned all the nice shirts her son had and I said I would make a quilt out of them. So she started saving the shirts. Drew's senior year was coming up and she reminded me of this. Sent me home from Utah last summer with an extra suitcase full of t-shirts. Drew had no clue!! Shirts just went in the wash and sometimes never made it back to his dresser. Anyway, after much cutting and pressing and sewing this is what we (my hubby helps alot) came up with. Fronts of t-shirts are on the front and backs are on the back. I even managed to find places to use parts of the sleeves. It is basically a full-size quilt and very heavy. I used flannel instead of batting because some blocks just couldn't be quilted in the middle. What do you think??

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    You did an awesome job! Was it hard to sew since T's are stretchy? I haven't attempted this kind.

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    Very nice job-----Drew will love it

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    I think it is the best looking T-shirt quilt I have ever seen! Very nice!!! :thumbup: Love your idea of using the backs on the back, very clever!

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    Love the tee-shirt quilt. I have one in the works for DH and he keeps asking me about it -- LOL Wished I had saved some of the backs for the back - what a great idea. Beautiful job.

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    LOL, I had intentions of making a tshirt quilt. I bought the tshirts at Goodwill for 1.00 and washed them, but wound up wearing them.


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    WOW you did a great job and I'll bet he just loves it too. There are lots of memories there for him.

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    Amazing!! :D

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    Fantastic! What a lucky guy...I bet he will have a stroke when he sees all those shirts that "disappeared"! How great is that?! :lol: :lol:

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    because the shirts are stretchy,you need to put a type of fusible stabilizer on each one .I have never made one but am thinking about it and have started to ask questions of those who know

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