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Old 02-26-2009, 03:33 PM
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So I'm doing a t-shirt quilt for a client. The problem that I'm having is that not all the logo's on the shirts are able to be cut to the same size...so I am at a loss for what to do. I thought about sewing some material around the smallest size logo's to make them match the size of the larger logo's.

I'm also at a loss for what to do color wise. I thought about going from dark to light...but most of the t-shirts are white with only a few other colors...

So I'm desperate for some ideas of how to put it together...

Anything would be good! Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:42 PM
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I did one with plain 2" squares, where every second square was white.

And I put the logos in a random pattern, making them multiples of two. So some were 4 inches, some were 6, a couple were 8.

It looked really good, and each piece of fabric was still recognisable.

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Old 02-26-2009, 03:46 PM
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Cool... it worked! :-)

Didn't describe the photo because I wasn't sure if it would load.

This is made out of t-shirts, and the corners are pieces of neck-ties.

I made this for my nephew, who lost his dad to cancer almost three years ago. It is made out of his dad's shirts. Just on a year ago my nephew (7 at the time) was also diagnosed with cancer, so this quilt was made quickly so he would have it in time to go into hospital. Even though it's such a simple design, it's still really effective. And the design doesn't take away from the story behind it.

Best of all, my sister can look at it and point to each square saying "that was the shirt your daddy bought on our honeymoon, that was his favourite rugby shirt", etc.

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Old 02-26-2009, 03:46 PM
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Oh, and last post before I take over the thread completely....

the quilt isn't wavy round the edges, not sure why it's looking like it is.

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:23 PM
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Oh..that is a great looking quilt and a great idea for you mrs!
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:37 PM
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Great idea, Blue Chicken. I would never have thought of that.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:00 PM
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Blue Chicken,
Very special quilt.
Is nephew ok now?
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:58 PM
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your a brave woman mrsj82. I don't sew for other ppl anymore. hope it all works out for you. you sound like you can do it, just need a little direction and you'll be on track in no time. :D
bluechicken, very thoughtful of you to do that for your nephew, and yes, is he ok, now? was it the same kind of c, his dad had? brother had c, some years ago, then lost bil last sept., sil in my family undergoing treatment, and I...well, let's just say, never diagnosed, but I am just plain medically weird. It's a scary dx. adding to my p's.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:22 PM
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It's a scary world alright.

Brother in law had a brain tumour, nephew has a very rare tumour in his sinus cavity. Or rather, did have. The removed the tumour and half his face and reconstructed it with titanium and bone. To look at him, one eye is very slightly out of line, apart from that you would not know. It's incredible what they can do these days.

His last scan was clear (three months ago) and he is having another on Monday. We are praying that is clear too, obviously, but if it is then he will officially be in Remission, which will be huge.

He's doing well, thank you. :-)
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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MANY MANY PRAYERS YOUR WAY
BLUE CHICKEN..
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