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Old 06-04-2012, 02:33 AM
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Had a person ask me to do a t-shirt quilt. But they want a double sided one. Any thoughts on this one. Can it be done? I have never made one with t-shirts on both sides. I think it would be really heavy. And how will it hold up?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:57 AM
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I have not done a double sided t-shirt quilt, but I have been sewing my whole life. I would not be looking forward to making that quilt. I hope someone on this board can help you. Good luck and I mean it. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:09 AM
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I wonder if Quilt as You Go might work. Put the 2 t-shirt square sandwich together and quilt the squares. After all the squares are done, put the squares together with sashing. Might be worth a try?
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It can be done either as QAYG or have it LA. Yes it will be very heavy so if you do QAYG make sure you have a nice big area to support the quilt as you assemble it. Additionally, be careful with QAYG, some of the T imprints are very hard for some machines to get through. If you have a workhorse machine you should be ok but some of the newer, less expensive machines will have trouble with it.

I have done a double sided one on my LA and it was fine. I didn't make it though, it was a client quilt. I did, however, just take a commission this weekend to make one and I am going to do it double sided.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:18 AM
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A friend of mine made a quilt just like that. Her daughter had so many Tshirt, she had to make two sides to use them all. Not a very experienced seamstress or quilt maker, she didn't know any different. She used an old comforter in the middle and blue sashing between the shirts. She tied it because it was so thick. It was very large and very heavy but her daughter loved it and that's all that matters. I think the quilt as you method would work too.
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I just finished one for my granddaughter. I even used a light weight denim for the sashing and binding. It is very heavy but did just fine on my LA.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by grammy.mj View Post
Had a person ask me to do a t-shirt quilt. But they want a double sided one. Any thoughts on this one. Can it be done? I have never made one with t-shirts on both sides. I think it would be really heavy. And how will it hold up?
I don't see any reason why you couldn't make a double-sided t-shirt quilt. Just be sure to use stabilizer on the shirt patches. Also, to maybe help keep it from being so heavy, just use fleece or even flannel for the batting. It will still be warm, but hopefully won't weigh a ton. And having it quilted on a LA might be easier than on a regular sewing machine.
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