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Old 06-08-2012, 03:36 AM
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Yesterday I was asked to make a T-shirt quilt for my neighbor of his late fathers T-shirts. I've never done one before, so need some advice on what to use as the stabilizer for the backs of the T-shirts. What is everyone using?
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:32 AM
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Use the cheapest Pellon/stabilizer you can buy. My sis, sil and myself made a tshirt quilt for BIL. The quilt turned out wonderful. We didn't have a pattern, other than a pic someone on this board made last fall. It took most of 3 weeks to complete.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:32 AM
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I just used fusible interfacing. It seems to work fine. I got a lot of lightweight on sale at Joann's so it wasn't too expensive either. My son loved his quilt when I was finished.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:59 AM
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I too used fusible interfacing. I've made two t-shirts quilts for my nephews for their graduation. I see if I can post pics.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:30 AM
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I like the tricot knit interfacing for t-shirts the best. It stabilizes them without making them at all stiff. You just have to turn it so it stretches in the opposite direction of the t-shirt. One brand is called fusiknit.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:13 AM
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Guess I am the exception because I do not use interfacing or stabilizer at all unless the shirt is unusually flimsy.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:40 PM
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I use the cheapest iron on interfacing I can find. I also try to decide what size square I’m going to make and use that square ruler. I center the ruler on the shirt and cut around it and if my “t-shirt” is smaller than the square I can add fabric where needed and square up using the ruler. Clear as mud I’m sure.  Just a thought, Mona~
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I have made 3 t-shirt quilts. I used the cheapest fusible interfacing from Joann's. It was 10 yards on the bolt, and it was on sale. It worked great.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:41 AM
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Thanks ladies for the advice too. I just was asked to make a Tshirt Quilt for my son's Boy Scout Leader. I want to do a great job. One son made Eagle because of this Man.
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