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Thread: suggestions for pattern to make simple quilt from men's shirts

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    How about a bow tie arrangement using the 10 min. tile method?

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    A 9 patch would be quick and easy we hope your bother get well soon. will be parying for you al

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    Please let us see a picture when you're done with it. Thanks all of you for the good post.

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    Log cabin is always a good one for light and dark fabrics

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    How about a simple rail fence, using only three colors for each block. Maybe a snowball, or 4-patch with rectangles on all 4 sides. Bow tie, pinwheel.

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    Do look at www.quiltville.com. Bonnie has lots of scrappy type patterns. :)

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    How about an Ohio Star with the center and points using the shirt fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    A 9 patch would be quick and easy we hope your bother get well soon. will be parying for you al
    ooohhh...how about the snowball and 9 patch....great pattern for using up "bits" of fabrics!

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    Not sure what the snowball looks like but it sounds difficult. I am going to decide tomorrow because I want to start/finish it this weekend. My brother has terminal lung cancer 9never smoked a day in his life!). He was very ill three weeks ago and we thought we were going to lose him but he was transferred to a wonderful hospital in Newcastle and they have treated him. We expect him to come home this weekend but are not sure what the future holds. I believe in miracles and everyday he is still with us is a miracle to me. Thanks so much to everyone for all the suggestions and also for prayers. Will post when I decide and hopefully will be able to show you all the finished product on Monday. Eileen

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    This is disappearing 9 patch I did with mens shirts. I think I did 3 of each color and cut them 5 1/2 sewed them in rows and then cut it in half and turned it and sewed together again.
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    WOW! Just lots of nice ideas. Makes me wish I could make them all myself. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by janell2009
    This is disappearing 9 patch I did with mens shirts. I think I did 3 of each color and cut them 5 1/2 sewed them in rows and then cut it in half and turned it and sewed together again.
    You will think I am totally stupid but cant quite work out how you did that. Did you sew together 9 5 1/2" squares? Then sew them into a 3 x 3 block? What did you do then? Thanks Eileen

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    I did a simple 9 patch out of my deceased husbands shirts for my grandson as a memory quilt.

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    I can't remember the pattern name though it is common, butI jusst recently used men's shirts to cut 6" squares, cut them in half diagonally, and then sewed back together a dark and a light piece. Sewed all squares together turned in the same direction. Saw one like this in Pottery Barn magazine. It was simple but definitely had the pieced quilt look; turned out great. My friend called it boats after the sailboats pattern.

    Just saw the pattern on MaryStoaks avatar pic.

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    sew 9 "5 1/2" squares together...
    Then take that 9 patch square and cut it down the middle +
    vertical and horizontal.
    then you turn each of the now 4 blocks. sew them back together.. and
    the 9 patch disappears.. ehhehhehehe
    fun to play with how you can put the 4 pieces together and get a different look.

    (I just used the size of 5 1/2 because that is the size of square ruler I owned and it fit on the shirt fronts the best of what I had) It makes a large block so it will go fast, I think the block ends out about 15 3/4 inches square)

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    If there are a lot of stripes and plaids, a split rail is always pretty easy

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    How about the 10 minute block? If you choose the fabric care-fully, it will look like mens' bowties on shirt fabric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Or this!!Same shirt fabrics!

    OOOOOH, I really like this idea!!!! So simple but very graphic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannyquilter
    Not sure what the snowball looks like but it sounds difficult. I am going to decide tomorrow because I want to start/finish it this weekend. My brother has terminal lung cancer 9never smoked a day in his life!). He was very ill three weeks ago and we thought we were going to lose him but he was transferred to a wonderful hospital in Newcastle and they have treated him. We expect him to come home this weekend but are not sure what the future holds. I believe in miracles and everyday he is still with us is a miracle to me. Thanks so much to everyone for all the suggestions and also for prayers. Will post when I decide and hopefully will be able to show you all the finished product on Monday. Eileen
    Snowball is easy. Cut 6 1/2" squares of fabrics and then four 2 1/2 squares for each 6 1/2 square. Sew the small squares onto the corners of the large square diagonally so the large square becomes an octagon with differently colored corners. Very easy, very fast and a great scrappy quilt.

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    Agreed, simple 4 patch, but include pieces from the front with the pockets. He could put things in the pockets. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    A 9 patch would be quick and easy we hope your bother get well soon. will be parying for you al
    ooohhh...how about the snowball and 9 patch....great pattern for using up "bits" of fabrics!
    A snowball block is one of the easiest you can do. Just think of a square with a triangle in each corner. Here is a pictures of one in men's shirtings I quilted for a friend. Don't forget to show us a picture when you decide what you will make!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    A 9 patch would be quick and easy we hope your bother get well soon. will be parying for you al
    ooohhh...how about the snowball and 9 patch....great pattern for using up "bits" of fabrics!
    A snowball block is one of the easiest you can do. Just think of a square with a triangle in each corner. Here is a pictures of one in men's shirtings I quilted for a friend. Don't forget to show us a picture when you decide what you will make!
    Thanks for showing me how to do the snowball. Will def post when I decide and also when it is made.

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    Hillary I really like your colors in this quilt. I'm in the process of starting one using this pattern

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    Hillary I really like your colors in this quilt. I'm in the process of starting one using this pattern

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    how about looking on quiltville.com
    Bonnie K. Hunter has LOTS of free patterns, and she uses mens shirts. I've done her patterns, but with regular fabric.

    WARNING-this site is addictive!

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