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Thread: Hello from Dothan, Alabama

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    I just became interested in quilting. I plan to start my first quilt soon. I've been reading a lot on the subject. I have a question I can't find an answer to. My grown daughters just lost their Father, and they want me to use his shirts to make a quilt. I know this will be different than using material. Any tips?

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    Hi and welcome from Iowa. If the shirts are 100% cotton it will be the same as using any other 100% cotton.

    I am sorry for your families loss.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+quilts&u=&s=0

    There are some photos that might help you. Just click on the link.
    Welcome to the board from Louisiana!:)

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    So sorry for your families loss.

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    Hello from Huntsville, Al. I've heard of people making quilts from ties also. Sometimes when going thrift store shopping with friends I'll look for shirts that I can use for quilt scraps. It will make a nice memory.

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    Thanks so much for your kind words and tips. I'm going to enjoy making this quilt with all your help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Men's cotton shirts are great for cutting up and using in quilts.

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    http://how-to-quilt.com/articles/102...for-fabric.php
    Shows how to prepare a shirt for cutting. Use the search tab above and you will see some sites that will give you ideas.
    I know where Dothin is. My daughter lives in Bainbridge GA.

    http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    If you have any questions or need some help go to Handcock fabrics in Dothan, ask for Sherrie, she teaches classes their and appraises quilts too. Believe she will be opening a new shop/classes in Headland on Feb 19. Open house day I believe. Good luck and a Big Welcome from Altha, Fl. about 50 miles south of Dothan

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    Thanks so much for all the great links. Denise

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    Welcome from TN! I'm sorry for your loss.

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Welcome from Colorado. Pease accept my sympahty for your loss.

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    Thank you, I'm going to enjoy this site very much.

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    Welcome neighbor! I live in Ozark.

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    Close when I have questions.Thanks.

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    Welcome from Illinois. I'm sorry for your loss. You'll do fine with the quilts and your daughters will cherish them forever.

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    Thank you, I'm looking forward to starting.

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    Welcome from Mississippi.

    So sorry for your family's loss.

    I'm going to do memory quilts from my parents' clothes also. I've never quilted before either so we'll be learning together!! I've been "researching" for several months. And buying more fabric, of course!

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    I have started buying rotary cutter, mat, rulers etc.. getting anxious to jump into it. :-P

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    good idea. just like making any quilt you need fabric. You can make them small quilts like you make for a wall and his shirts will be displayed in them. :lol:

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    stop researching and start quilting. Just bit the bullet.. Go to fabric stores and talk to people buying fabric you will be surprised how much help you get.

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska.

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    Another welcome from Huntsville, AL.....sorry for the loss and a great trip you will go on with the shirt quilt... lot's of memories to enjoy..

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