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    Recently, (I don't remember what thread) I read that someone goes to GW and buys Hawaiian print shirts to use for quilting fabric. I was shopping today and decided to see what I could find. I bought 3 shirts at GW! But, I'm afraid I won't get much fabric out of them..... Hubby promptly claimed them as his when I brought them home LOL

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    Bummer!!! LOL

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    oh my, I guess you need to hide them from your hubby in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by kakels
    Recently, (I don't remember what thread) I read that someone goes to GW and buys Hawaiian print shirts to use for quilting fabric. I was shopping today and decided to see what I could find. I bought 3 shirts at GW! But, I'm afraid I won't get much fabric out of them..... Hubby promptly claimed them as his when I brought them home LOL

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    Ok, but please note, some Hawaiian shirts are very valuable if they have the right label. So a good find at the GW could be a really great find too.

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    I say chop them up in the car the next time lol

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    All fabric stash stays in the trunk until no one home, then sneak in the beautiful fabric, or GW finds, add them to your existing stash, and there you have an instant stash builder. If hubby notices the stash getting larger blame it on the fabric fairies.

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    At least cut the collar off before you bring them into the house. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    At least cut the collar off before you bring them into the house. :-)
    Or a sleeve! LOL!!

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    I like Hawaiian shirts on men, so the stash would get second choice if there was a man around here. JoAnn's has some gorgeous tropical cottons that sewed up nicely in the apparel section. They were $6.99, but with a half off sale, were only $3.50 a yard.

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    They would be safe at my house. My husband would not put one on. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakels
    Recently, (I don't remember what thread) I read that someone goes to GW and buys Hawaiian print shirts to use for quilting fabric. I was shopping today and decided to see what I could find. I bought 3 shirts at GW! But, I'm afraid I won't get much fabric out of them..... Hubby promptly claimed them as his when I brought them home LOL
    Well, I think since your DH got 3 "new shirts" - you deserve to get some new fabric!!!!

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    William wears Hawaiian shirts almost exclusively...and I make them for him. He's particularly fond of the Alexander Henry girls...I have 3 or 4 pieces of fabric that I need to get sewn up for him!! (Then I get the scraps!! :) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleone
    All fabric stash stays in the trunk until no one home, then sneak in the beautiful fabric, or GW finds, add them to your existing stash, and there you have an instant stash builder. If hubby notices the stash getting larger blame it on the fabric fairies.
    yep,, this is my method......

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    My husband also wear mostly Hawaiian shirts. He has somewhere between 60 and 80 last count, and they all have to be ironed. When they get too small I snag them and put them in my closet so I can use them for a quilt someday. I find them at yard sales and of course buy them new as well. I think they will make a beautiful quilt or quilts some day.

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    ha ha ha!!! cute!

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    I really didn't feel bad. They are nice shirts and deserve to be worn. I did get some fabric too! :)

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    My husband only wears Tommy Bahama. I can't wait until the day I can make a quilt from them.

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    :lol: Next time cut them up before showing them to hubby and DON'T bring him with you! :lol:

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    Well at least you got some fabric LOL....I found two beautiful April Cornell womens's dresses at Salvation Army a few months ago. Both beautiful off-white flowing, lacy dresses...I paid $3.99 (1/2 price sale) for one of them and $6.99 for the other. I could not pass them up even if the only one that ever wears them is my sewing dummy (form)..
    Her special occasion dresses are always over $100 new

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    My SIL loves Hawaiian shirts. I found one with Santa and palm trees in his size. Told him if he didn't like it I could use it for a quilt. He loves it.

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    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atvrider
    My husband only wears Tommy Bahama. I can't wait until the day I can make a quilt from them.
    My hubby also loves Tommy Bahama shirts, but they are so expensive. I went to Macy's and found some Caribbean Joe shirts. Hubby immediately pointed out the difference in feel, and he's right. Handling fabric as much as quilters do, you'd think I would have noticed the difference too (hanging my head in shame....)

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    Aren't a lot of them rayon or blends? Do they cut up and sew well? I love the way they look but I'm scared of making a mess with non-cottons!

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