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Thread: T Shirt Quilt Question

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    Junior Member caspoohbear's Avatar
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    I am going to start a Tshirt quilt this weekend. I would like feedback on sashing. Do you use other Tshirts, or is cotton or other fabric acceptable? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!

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    I'm going to use cotton :)

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    Since you have to stabelize the t-shirt fabric I would use a cotton fabric for sashing.. lots of give in t-shirt material so I definately wouldn't recommend it for sashing.

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    I used cotton to sash with. And an iron on stabilizer on the tee shirts to keep them from stretching.

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    I used cotton on my daughters quilt.

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    I stabilize all t-shirts to help rid so much stretchiness...and use cotton sashings.

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    I used cotton or flannel on the backing & slashing

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    I used Cotton....

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    I've never tried one yet, Only heart about it here.

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    I have used contton for the sashing on 3 T-shirt quilts. However, I saw one done with the T-shirts remnants as the sashing and it was wonderful. I will try that next time. The sashing was stabilized as well as the block.

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    Many thanks to all who responded with advice to caspoobear's question. I received a ton of used college t-shirts for Christmas (not what I asked for, but you know how that goes), so I'll be making a t-shirt quilt in the future. I, too, wondered about the sashing. . . Now I know!

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    Just realized I am missing at least 6 years' shirts before I can figure out the size it is going to end up. Do people generally cut the shirts all the same size (the size of the biggest print) or cut whatever size each print is?
    Thanks for all your tips!

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    here is one of the ones I did....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-11084-1.htm

    as you can see for mine it was random sizes. If you type in the search box ..t-shirt quilts.. you can see others. Mine looks like a postage stamp, I am getting ready to make another one like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee
    I used cotton to sash with. And an iron on stabilizer on the tee shirts to keep them from stretching.
    Ditto Here!

    I've done it a few ways. I stabalized the shirts and then framed them in flannel -- then make a rag quilt out of the squares.

    sashed with cornerstones, without cornerstones, made a funky shape out of the shirts, made with homemade charm packs, made with super thin strips, made by framing and sashing. the key is to have fun, and to make sure the shirts are all facing the same way!!

    rag quilt style
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    with "charm packs"
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    crazy shape
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    w cornerstone
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    super thin strips
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    framed and sashed
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    In the interest of having a life, I decided against sashing but am going to just do a border. I have the shirts all together, have to get the borders together and then on. Then layer and tie. Hopefully this weekend still, sometime between working both days, church and a massage. Maybe I will just hope to get the borders together and on and do the rest later, I still have some time.

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