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Thread: T-Shirt Quilt

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    Hi Everyone! I'm new to this so please forgive if I am going over old material. I am looking to make a T-Shirt Quilt, but I am going blank as to how to stabilize the material so that it won't ravel. I was thinking about some kind of iron-on stabilizer. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Hi! Welcome to the board!

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    Welcome! There are some here who will be able to help you. I don't know myself.

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    I have never made one, but a lot of the posts have said to use a fusible tricot stabalizer.

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Welcome from Arkansas! T-shirt quilts are easy. Iron on a light weight stablizier before cutting, that way you won't have a problem with stretching. Happy to have you join us.

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    Hello!! My mom actually helped me make a tshirt quilt out of most of my college shirts .... I did it a little un traditionally than most done and it actually turned into one HUGE applique thing that got put on hold when I found out I was expecting LOL

    If you iron fusible interfacing to the back of your cotton shirts it makes them a little stiffer and they are 100 times easier to sew :-)

    If you need any more help, just PM me :-)

    GOOD LUCK!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome!

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    So thats how its done ,thanks all.

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    This is what i used..by Pellon. it looks like a light muslin/cotton, iron on. i used a coupon of course at Joanns.
    the quilt teacher,saw me looking perplexed at the stabilizer section, she asked me what i was going to use it on, and i told her, and she suggested using this..
    it worked like a dream..i even pieced a few on the back of the t-shirts..i don't like to waste!
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    I use a light weight interfacing that irons on. I cut the tshirts a bit bigger than I want to end up with and put interfacing on. Be careful not to iron on the front side on tshirt unless you have the print covered with an ironing cloth as the heat of the iron can take the print off or make it smear. good luck
    Kate

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :lol:

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    Welcome from one newby to another! A t-shirt quilt is a GREAT idea!! And those are beautiful ones some of you have done! Thanks for all the tips!

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