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Old 01-15-2010, 05:05 PM
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I was goignto make a T-shirt quilt for my High School for the alumnia weekend to rakel off and I was need your help. Do I use fuseable flesse or wonder under? Also I have a logo to put in the middle of the quilt and I got an Iron on to put it on and then sew it to the Quilt if anyone has any help for me that would be great. I also have a pic of what I have in mind of doing let me know your thoughts.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:11 PM
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I love your idea :D:D:D

To be honest...the iron on transfers arent as nice looking nor do they hold up as long as the printed fabric sheets, JMHO

I think many here were using a light weight iron on interfacing on the backs of the tshirt material.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:57 PM
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My sister is making a TShirt quilt for her granddaughter. And so I've just done a little research for her... if you google fre t-shrit patterns... you will find many websites that will help you. I've already sent her the info so I can't tell you which one I thougt was the best... but what was unique was it not only told you how to put it together... but showed you different settings. This was really helpful to my sister who is still a beginner quilter. Hope this helps you. :mrgreen:
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:58 PM
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I use a light weight fusible interfacing as a stabilizer. The shirt front is cut bigger than the size you want the block to be and the whole ting is fused with the interfacing. Then and only then, cut the block to the desired size and don't forget the seam allowance. Tee shirt quilts are fun to make and you have a one of a kind when you are finished with it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by maryb119
I use a light weight fusible interfacing as a stabilizer. The shirt front is cut bigger than the size you want the block to be and the whole ting is fused with the interfacing. Then and only then, cut the block to the desired size and don't forget the seam allowance. Tee shirt quilts are fun to make and you have a one of a kind when you are finished with it.
This is right on, the other thing I would mention is that the printed logo may not wash and wear as well as the rest of quilt blocks. Might you find a t shirt (online, maybe) that would have a similar OR do an applique that is well stitched. Just my thoughts.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:34 PM
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I have never made one.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:34 PM
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have you thought about using quilter's grid interfacing. This is how i made my daughter's t-shirt quilt easy and always has proper sashing and seam allowances.

I believe the site i saw the tutorial on was

http://www.crookednickel.com/story.html

It worked out great!

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thank you all this will help.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:56 PM
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Definitely use lightweight fusible interfacing. I used a heavier one on my DD T shirt quilt and it was a bear to quilt.
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