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Thread: 'floating' squares t-shirt

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    'floating' squares t-shirt

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    I had a request for more info on this process. I did not purchase a pattern for this. I saw it on a blog and asked if I could use the idea. (a long time ago!) You could use this method with t-shirts or regular fabric. Contrast is very important to maintain the 'shadow'. The shadow should be dark and the background/sashing should be much lighter. The recipent of this quilt requested no white as there were pets in the house.

    You can use all the same size blocks or set them like a puzzle as I did. I did all the blocks first and then laid them out on my design wall till I had a setting I was happy with.

    Here is the block make up


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    each center has two borders. A square of background (the small one) and a strip of the 'shadow'. Your strip can be as long or as wide as the block_ the WIDTH of the shadow needs to be uniform. You can see from the picture that all the blocks in this quilt are different. I cut the small background squares the same and sewed them on strip of the shadow. I sewd one side of shadow, trimmed it and then sewed on the other side of the shadow.

    Let me know if you need a step by step mock up of this block.

    Beth in AZ
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    Thanks I'll keep this for future use. Your shadowing is very effective. I really like your quilt.

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    Thanks for the info--very useful.

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    Wow! This looks great. Thanks for the drawing to show the shadow piecing. What width did you use for the shadow strips as compared to the width of the strips around the blocks (in light grey)? I have a t-shirt quilt on my bucket list. Thank you!

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    I love this, thanks for sharing. I am going to do this on the next Tshirt quilt I make.

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    One of the best t-shirt quilts I have seen. Love it!

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    You did a really nice job with making this T-shirt quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi View Post
    I had a request for more info on this process. I did not purchase a pattern for this. I saw it on a blog and asked if I could use the idea. (a long time ago!) You could use this method with t-shirts or regular fabric. Contrast is very important to maintain the 'shadow'. The shadow should be dark and the background/sashing should be much lighter.

    You can use all the same size blocks or set them like a puzzle as I did. I did all the blocks first and then laid them out on my design wall till I had a setting I was happy with.

    Let me know if you need a step by step mock up of this block. And please PM me if you have any further question..

    Beth in AZ
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    best t-shirt quilt I ever saw....good job

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    Very nice job. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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