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Thread: T shirt quilt

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    Does anybody do or know of someone that makes T shirt quilts (a quilt made out of memorable T shirts, I'm told)? My coworker wants someone to make one for her as a gift for her son. I am a beginner and don't know if I can do this - also thought someone else on the board may be of help. Thanks.

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    I just finished one for a co-worker. It was my first, and was scared to do it. Easy to do once you start. I'm sure you will do a wonderful job.

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    I have done some

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    I know of people who make tee shirt rugs. They are crocheted.

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    I have done some also,
    see my web site below to see them!
    They really aren't so hard to do. If you want to do one we can give you tips.

    Enjoy,
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    I would love to have tips, just in case I do make it. Thanks!

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    Oops - just checked out your website - very nice! Thanks.

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    I am currently doing King size for my son; just finishied another king size. Hope the picture comes through.
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    Your quilt is beautiful!

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    What type of stabilizer do we use? One made just for knit fabric?

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    Thanks, I bought a memory quilt magazine at Joanne's Fabrics. I did not like their designs because they just sewed the shirts together and put a border. The hardest part is ironing the pellon on the back of the t shirts. You have to do this to keep the shirts from stretching as you sew. I found out with my first quilt, you also need to put the iron on pellon on the sashing to keep everything the same. I cut the t shirts up the sides, cut off the sleeves and neck, ironed the pellon on, laid my 12 inch block ruler over the design and centered the design, and cut with a rotary cutter. Do NOT cut the t-shirts before you iron the pellon on. Next layout the shirts on the floor and stand back and take a look. Hope this helps.

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    With my first quilt, I used what I had, which was a heavy weight iron on pellon. But I ran out and purchased a lighter weight. Bad mistake! The 12 size and the weight of the ink transfer on the t-shirt makes the fabric heavy. As you can see, there was a lot of ink transfer on some of the shirts. I ended up going back and getting the heavier weight.

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