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Thread: T- Shirt Quilt Help

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    Super Member rosiewell's Avatar
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    I use butcher paper on the back and leave it on until the square is sewn to borders or another square, then I rip it away. I am working on my 4th tshirt quilt and it works great for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    http://reviews.ebay.com/Make-Your-Ow...00000000832366

    here's a guide I wrote many years ago on making a t-shirt quilt.

    the link is off my ebay page.
    WOW! Thanks sooooooo very much!!

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    As a longarm quilter, please be kind to your longarm quilter by using a tricot iron-on interfacing to stablize the t-shirts. It is the only one that stays stuck down, doesn't add as much weight as other types and brands of iron-on interfacing, and it is soft. I find it helpful to use a thin pressing cloth (I use a plain "floursack tea towel) between your interfacing and the iron. The pressing cloth prevents any residue from the interfacing building up on your iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingqueenonline
    As a longarm quilter, please be kind to your longarm quilter by using a tricot iron-on interfacing to stablize the t-shirts. It is the only one that stays stuck down, doesn't add as much weight as other types and brands of iron-on interfacing, and it is soft. I find it helpful to use a thin pressing cloth (I use a plain "floursack tea towel) between your interfacing and the iron. The pressing cloth prevents any residue from the interfacing building up on your iron.
    If you use a tricot knit interfacing, be sure to put the knit crossways of the knit on the tee shirt. Knit stretches and if it goes the same direction, it is not very stable. The knit on the tee shirt will be up and down, Put the interfacing sideways.

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    You guys have all been super helpful!!! Now I just need to find the right interfacing and I should be good to go! Where does one find these brands like pellon and tricot and all that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTAgirlknits
    You guys have all been super helpful!!! Now I just need to find the right interfacing and I should be good to go! Where does one find these brands like pellon and tricot and all that?
    My LQS carries it and I have found it at Joann's and Hancock Fabrics.

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    I use a lightweight NON-woven fusible interfacing. Get it at Joann's on sale~ :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTAgirlknits
    You guys have all been super helpful!!! Now I just need to find the right interfacing and I should be good to go! Where does one find these brands like pellon and tricot and all that?
    I get the Pellon brand at Joann fabrics...I usually wait until I have a 50% off coupon and then buy lots.

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    Great tips...I use a Lightweight, Nonwoven, fusible (purple package at Walmart, or off the bolt..depends on how many I want to make)..and I do mine like purfectquilts does.


    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Use the lightest weight fusible stablizer you can find. Making sure that you put the stretch of the stablizer crosswise of the stretch of the t shirt. I cut the stabilizer into pieces slightly larger than I want, fuse it to the shirt and then cut the block to size.

    Use a wee touch of a washable glue stick to help hold your seams open rather than pressing to one side (less bulk). Press nicely but remember not to press over any rubberized, painted, etc. emblems on the t shirt.

    They look good with or without sashing. This picture will show some of the blocks I am working on. They are not yet in final placement and do not show the sashing.

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    These are not hard to do, just take your time. I've made 4 or 5 so far. My daughter's is two sided with t'shirts on both sides.

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    Here is the one that I did using the directions from the
    "TOO-COOL"T-shirts
    Mine is quite large, about 90"x90".....but was worth it when it was finally completed.

    and made my younger son, my "Biker-Baby" very happy.

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    OOPs......forgot the photo

    53 Harley T-shirts.
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    I'm impressed on that quilt!! great job

    I usually buy fusable interfaing by the bolt when it is 50% off at Joann's

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    That is what I did with my son's soccer t-shirts and jersey's. Both sides are totally different in color and in the pattern that I used.
    Quote Originally Posted by booklady
    These are not hard to do, just take your time. I've made 4 or 5 so far. My daughter's is two sided with t'shirts on both sides.

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    Nice work!

    Quote Originally Posted by MYWR
    here are a few of the ones I have done

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    very nice!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    OOPs......forgot the photo

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    Here is a t-shirt rag quilt I made for my daughter...it turned out pretty good, I thought.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Ohhhhhh I love the raggy idea, very neat!!

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    I love your daughter's quilt!

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    Be careful too with the heat of your iron as you stabilize and press your blocks. Sometimes the shirt imprint will melt against your iron and not only ruin the t shirt but guess what it does to the iron sole plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mocha827
    Be careful too with the heat of your iron as you stabilize and press your blocks. Sometimes the shirt imprint will melt against your iron and not only ruin the t shirt but guess what it does to the iron sole plate?
    I place a teflon pressing sheet on my ironing borad and then put the tee shirt front side down on it. Then I put the interfacing glue side on the back of the tee shirt and fuse them. The teflon sheet does not allow thw imprint to melt into the ironing board cover. Let it cool a little before you pick it up. I use my teflon pressing sheet for a lot of things.

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    Love the T-shirt rag quilt- what a great idea to do for a rag quilt

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