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Old 04-20-2020, 02:54 AM
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My daughter has asked for a tee-shirt quilt from her high school sports days. I signed up for a class at JoAnn’s and we made one block, but I haven’t done any more work on it. JoAnn’s method is pretty much a match to Iceblossom’s recommendations.

I’d love to see your finished quilt!

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Old 04-20-2020, 03:29 AM
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Old 04-20-2020, 03:41 AM
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Waving hello from Maryland. I did one T-shirt quilt a couple years ago, used fusible interfacing to stabilize the knits and it didn't turn out too badly. There was the awful moment when I started to cut the shirts apart and felt like I was cutting apart someone's memories and that's when I started praying, "Please, this better work!" Welcome to the QB and have fun with it.
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:27 AM
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If you get into vintage machines and are close to Denver, Ourworkbench has gatherings with like minded folks. ( though virtual now)

Welcome form Kansas
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:51 AM
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Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! I have only made one TShirt quilt and it came out ok. I took over making it after someone else cut the tshirts not leaving a seam allowance. This made it more than tricky. First thing it to be sure you have some kind of fused under facing that will help keep your blocks close to square. I see that many here have already given you the soundest advice on making a tshirt quilt so you are in great hands. Just keep on jumping in we love to have you here. Again welcome to the QB.
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:55 PM
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Default The front is almost done!

Alright except for the border, the front side of this t-shirt is complete...there's some messy parts and my slight OCD hates it but ripping out threads 3 times in some places had me saying "it's not that bad" lol.
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Old 05-09-2020, 06:06 AM
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That's great Alurac! I really like your frames and their connections to the shirts.

We are always too close to our projects, you just do what I do, tell the OCD part of you that "nobody's talking to you right now".
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:17 PM
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:10 PM
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Default It is complete!

One quarantine and a little over one month and the whole quilt is finished.

Some things I learned: if you think you have enough fabric get more. If you think you have all the parts and pieces, double check! If you dont have all the tools, don't be afraid to try it anyway, but know it might not turn out as great as you'd hoped! And lastly quilting is for patient people and I am not one!

Thanks all for the assistance and the ability to look at previous questiins and posts, it really helped!
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:48 AM
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It really looks great, congratulations!!
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