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Thread: Opinions on better layout of T-shirt Quilt

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    Opinions on better layout of T-shirt Quilt

    Which layout do you like best. The same print will be around the pictures and down the rows as is in between the shirts. Also a 2" border around all of it and then another 6" border.
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    I think I like the baseball cards along the edges, but by a narrow margin.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I like the first one better.

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    i like them both. but if i had to choose, i'd choose the second one
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    I like the second layout, a little less traditional. And go STORM!

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    OK. I'll break the tie. I like both of them!

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    I like the first one the best. Both are great. It is too bad there isn't a way to place the baseball cards in the shape of a baseball diamond. That would really be something.

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    I like the first one better. To me, the second one sort of loses the baseball cards and it gets a little too busy.
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    That's a tough one. They are both neat, but the 1st one looks more traditional and the 2nd more "funky" to me, so I guess you need to decide what "look" you are going for.

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    I much prefer the first layout!

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    I much prefer #2.

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    I personally prefer the second one -- more individual, less traditional.

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    First one but I love them both. Gonna be a great quilt.

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    I think I have made a decision...partly because I don't have enough fabric to do #1 and also it would end up wider than it is long. So based on that decision...I have an other idea...would it look better with the baseball fabric (like in the picture now) or if I used black just around the photos.
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    Well... the black around the photos makes them show up much better.
    **to confuse the matter a bit more... have you tried placing the photos at the top and bottom, leaving the t-shirt cutouts in the middle?

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    I prefer the 2nd layout and much prefer the black around the photos. Photos aren't 'lost' that way and really show up.

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    Both designs look very good, if I had to choose it would be the second one.

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    Interesting comments because I think the second layout better showcases the baseball cards and go Rays!!!!!!!! I like the black around the photos. If it were me I'd put a thin baseball fabric sashing vertically on both sides of the black so the baseball fabric would border the t shirt blocks on all sides. Just MHO.
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    I like the second one. It seems to showcase the pictures better. I like the pictures being if not the star, at least the first string player....:')...........

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    and I like the black!!!

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    I like the second one best. One change I would make.....I would take the team photo & put it in the middle column. The placement seems to be a little off balance by having that one large pic on the outside column.

    I love how you are using the pics with the tees. I haven't seen anyone do that. I'm gonna steal that idea!
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    I like the black. It makes the pictures pop. I also like the #1 format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    Interesting comments because I think the second layout better showcases the baseball cards and go Rays!!!!!!!! I like the black around the photos. If it were me I'd put a thin baseball fabric sashing vertically on both sides of the black so the baseball fabric would border the t shirt blocks on all sides. Just MHO.
    I like this idea of sashing with the balls...I think that is what was bothering me with the black. Great! I am leaning toward black, but will sleep on it and think more tomorrow.

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    The first one!
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    I like the first one... my eye take in everything better... fun quilt...great job with the shirt cut out..

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