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

Old 05-04-2011, 04:09 AM
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There's the 7 shirt quilt:
http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html

May be more involved than you want, but she gives tips on shirt deconstruction. There also is Bonnie Hunter's site:

http://www.quiltville.com

Love all the quilts posted. I'm in the middle of piecing 3 quilts from shirts.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:50 AM
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I love all the quilts that have been posted. Everyone is so talented.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:06 AM
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I like the Warm Wishes pattern. It's fantastic and so easy.

http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/d...html?idx=5185_
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the link to warm wishes. Looks easy. I will show it to my little church lady quilting group. This may be a pattern they can use.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by yellowsnow55
How about a simple 4 patch, alternating with a plain patch?
Thanks for suggestion this would probably work quite well as I have so many different colours. Eileen
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by watterstide
just make a strip quilt..

cut the shirts up at around 5.5 "...and stagger them like i did with this one.
no seams to match..
no set length..just the width needs to be the same.
Really like this but am not great at sewing straight seams so not too sure how it would turn out. Thanks for suggestion. Eileen
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sewcrafty
Warm Wishes is a very simple pattern. Will go together very quickly.
Thanks to you for suggesting and Bellaboo for finding a link, when I looked at this it seemed so complicated but on looking at how it is made up it seems really simple but very effective. This is def on the list. Eileen
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DMotyl
I am making a quilt using Yellow Brick Road from my father-in-law's shirts. I also used this pattern to make him a twin size for his bed to celebrate his 100th year of his favorite sports teams...I made it and gave it to him as he was gravely ill and soon was having home hospice at our home. It was therapy for me and a pleasure for him. It is an easy pattern to put together...and I just started quilting in October!
Hi, did consider yellow brick road but think it probably has a bit too much piecing for me for this project. It is def on my to do list thought. Thanks for suggestion Eileen
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CoventryUK
This is quite effective!
Really love both these patterns and they both look relatively simple but did not want to have to bother with sashing for this quilt. Will def keep them in mind for another (my want to make list gets longer by the day). Thanks for the suggestions. Eileen
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by EskapetheNorm
Another suggestion/style. The blocks are 18". Strips are 2.75" and squares are made from a 10.25" square sewn into a 9" finished. This is four shirts and five pairs of pants... if my memory serves me correct.
Really lovely quilt but again looks like a lot of piecing to do and I really want to get this quilt finished in a weekend. Thank you so much for sharing your quilt with me. Eileen
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