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Old 03-09-2018, 07:55 AM
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I am making a tee shirt quilt and have no more shirts, can not buy one either. I am needing a quilt block that I could make that would be 7-1/2 by 13-1/2 (I will make 2 one on both sides of a special shirt square) would someone have any advise on what I could do other than a 9 patch? I could do a smaller square and add to top and bottom to get the size I need. This is a cheer leading tee shirt quilt, I would like to have a megaphone paper piece pattern, but cant find one. Any ideals would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:20 AM
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... or what about an appliqued megaphone?

As for quilt blocks, you could choose any block that you like and insert.

Another option is to use that extra space for relevant information.
Eg. name(s), school/team, year, etc.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:21 AM
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Here are some applique patterns for a megaphone:

If you know someone who has an embroidery machine, there are a lot of embroidery patterns for megaphones that you can buy online.

Edit: Oops. That first link I posted is for an embroidery applique. All the ones I have found are for embroidery machines. If you can just print out a megaphone silhouette, you can enlarge it and then create your own applique from it.

Edit 2: I found this die-cut applique resource. Have no idea if it would be cost-effective for you, but might be worth it:

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Old 03-09-2018, 12:12 PM
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I think I would just do a star that finishes at 6 inches, add sashing & offset it in the block. make one towards the top of the block and the other towards the bottom. Do them in the school colors.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:47 PM
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I think I would do applique blocks. One with a megaphone and the other with the gir'ls monogram. I just quilted a t-shirt quilt that had a monogram block that was used as the center of one row. The piecer also made this block with the t-shirt fabric from the back of the shirts she cut apart. It turned out great.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:33 PM
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Yes, using the extra shirt material and having either applique or embroidered monogram, etc would be good. Or how about a row of flying geese with a small sashing framing it to get the right size?
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:44 PM
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I don't know if this would interest you, but there are some cute stick figures for cheering out there. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ures&FORM=IGRE

I was thinking these could be fun. You could even draw and color them to add to the quilt.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:36 PM
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Thank you all for the wonderful ideals.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:42 AM
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Patchwork letters, perhaps the girl's initials?
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:15 AM
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Crayon drawings on shirt backs?
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