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Thread: Quilt pattern recommendation for Grandpa's old plaid shirts?

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    Quilt pattern recommendation for Grandpa's old plaid shirts?

    My Dad was going through some things the other night and came across my Grandfather's old plaid shirts, both flannel and shirting weight. Any ideas for a masculine-type quilt pattern that I could use them for. I think my Dad would love them in a quilt.

    Thanks!

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    There was a discussion about this very thing here on the board not long ago. Try looking up "plaid shirts". I think I suggested the ones below, Also look on the Quiltville website because Bonnie makes LOTS of her quilts from homespuns & plaids & stripes.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    the one in my avatar I did using men's shirts. I used a plain center for a signature square, but you could use a shirt square instead (either same as the corner squares or a 4th block). I drafted the block myself, but I'm sure someone somewhere has written a pattern for the block :-). I made a 9" puss in corner and then used that as the center in a 15" puss in corner block. I quilted the individual blocks and then put them together using sashing - so your sashing size could easily vary if you don't do it QAYG. Here's a link to my original post about it: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t131269.html.

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    I like the homespun pattern at the top of this page - also I have made the bear paw pattern with men's type fabric.

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    I love the look of the apple core pattern with plaids. It is on my list!

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    I just made a 'Twister Tool' with plaids to see how it would come out. I didn't want to 'waste' any fabric if the plaids looked odd. My BF lost her hubby and wants me to make her a quilt and that was what he mostly wore. I really like how it looks,and will probably use that.DH liked the little top so much he wants me to make it bigger for our king bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlisa View Post
    My Dad was going through some things the other night and came across my Grandfather's old plaid shirts, both flannel and shirting weight. Any ideas for a masculine-type quilt pattern that I could use them for. I think my Dad would love them in a quilt.

    Thanks!
    I'm working with a friend's dad's shirts and using the turning 20 pattern. It's terribly busy, but what the heck!
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    Split 9 Patch

    I made this one for my son with both grandpop's shirts. Went together very quickly
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    There are several block designs on Marcia Hohn's site (Quilt Blocks Galore) - Planned Patchhood, Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie, Raggedy Bricks, Scot's Plaid, and Grampy's Shirts would all look great with old shirts.
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    Have you checked the site: http://the thrifty quilter.blogspot.com/2009/06seven-shirts-seven-steps-one-thrifty.html
    She shows step by step how to cut, stitch and piece a quilt using men's shirts. It's an awesome tutorial. It was found through a link on here.

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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm in the thinking stages and this helps so much. You guys are great!

    Sewlisa

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    If you have a mix of dark and lights, a log cabin type block would work well.

    I only had light stripes and plaids to work with after my FIL passed away, so I added civil war repros for darks.
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    I've been wanting to do a log cabin quilt. This just might be the one.

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scisyb220 View Post
    Have you checked the site: http://the thrifty quilter.blogspot.com/2009/06seven-shirts-seven-steps-one-thrifty.html
    She shows step by step how to cut, stitch and piece a quilt using men's shirts. It's an awesome tutorial. It was found through a link on here.
    This was going to be my recommendation, also. Been on my bucket list for a while!

    Here's an unbroken link:
    http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html

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