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Old 10-28-2019, 09:42 AM
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I know there have been a lot of things written about TShirt Quilts. My daughter has a friend that just had one made from her son's TShirts. it looks like it's made with only backing and TShirts - No batting or middle of a sandwich. Just top and back. The quilt is sewn only in the ditch with no other quilting. Have any of you ever done this fast and easy method?

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Old 10-28-2019, 02:30 PM
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What does this mean? I didn't shout.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:45 PM
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When you use all caps it's considered shouting.... I've never done a tshirt one that way, I think the shirts might get a little baggy looking if it's washed a lot? Not sure but I think it would need more than stitch in ditch.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:22 PM
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There was a post from one of those simple craft videos about using "unusable" or worn out clothing. The person cut rectangles from the tshirt, front and back together and whipstitched two double rectangles together by hand and fairly large stitches. Would make a light blanket. Not sure how durable but t shirting is soft....
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i just finished a "no batting" t-shirt quilt for my graduating cousin. Usually... I cut a piece of fusible interfacing the correct size, and then center it over the t-shirt design. After fusing, I rotary cut the t-shirt. Since I was in a hurry, I skipped the interfacing step, and it worked out just fine.

The backing was that fuzzy, heavy fabric, which I had never worked with before. Since I thought batting would make it incredibly heavy, I didn't use any batting.

I cut the fuzzy backing piece larger than the front piece, then folded the fuzzy side to the top for a fuzzy hemmed edge.

And, I do quilt in the ditches.

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Old 10-31-2019, 03:46 AM
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aashley, this is exactly what I was asking about. Thank you - gives me a little confidence in this method.
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hi all- hopefully im doing this right- im new to writing in forums- eek. but I have been making tshirt quilts for a while. and ive been asked to make one for someones parents for xmas. they are tshirts from his brother- who passed away at the age of 28- 1 year ago. they dont have many of his clothes or baby clothes. so what his brother gave me is all i have. 11 shirts and 2 tie dye shirts he made because his brother loved tie dye and was a free spirit. i need to make 2 blankets out of these, 1 for mom and 1 for dad but im stumped on a design with this little shirts. ive attached a photo if anyone has any ideas?? THANKS SO MUCH!! andrewsshirts1sml.jpg
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