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Thread: 4 shirts + 7 days = 4 wall hangings

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    4 shirts + 7 days = 4 wall hangings

    .................. Okay maybe it was 8, but they are all done now. These are memory wall hangings for my husband and his siblings from one (each) of their father's shirts. Each picked one shirt. I made each a little different, all are backed w/ the same fish sheet. (it was also his).

    Several asked how I make my plaid dresdens. I use a folded mirror to decide on the way I want to cut the print. I figure how many blades I can get from a deboned shirt. Draw and cut out the blades w/ freezer paper, use the freezer paper templates to mark the exact repeat in the pattern, it is then pressed in place so I can cut around it w/ accuracy, no movement or pin distortion then sew.

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    This is the one I made for my husband decided to make his in a circle

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    I used the text sewing in my new machine, and a fancy stitch around the outside of the plaid fabric.

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    All are backed w/ this.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    ​Outstanding!

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    What a great idea and what a fantastic keepsake!

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    That is wonderful! Love how each one is different

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    This is just wonderful! What a great way to remember someone special.

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    Beautiful what a great idea

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    I love how you honored the dad. I would never have thought of that. Thanks for the ideas flowing through my mind.
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    those are wonderful and will surely be cherished
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    Those are all beautiful.
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    Beautiful memory wall hangings!

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    I love all of them. Memory quilts are the most special!

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    How quickly these came together...thanks for sharing your talent with your family.
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    those are really neat!
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    Kass love how each one is so different. Fantastic remberance.

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    You did an amazing job! What a tremendous gift to each family member!

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    What an amazing job you did! Awesome quilts.

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    Perfect! I never would have imagined that plaid shirts would look so wonderful that way. Thank you for posting. They look great.

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    It's always such a treat to see your work! Blocks, quilts, La Pass, Wallhangings - they're all spectacular! I'm constantly amazed and inspired by your creativity. The sentimental thought behind these beauties just takes it over the top. Thank you for sharing!

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    Awesome!!!!

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    Applause, applause.

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    What a wonderful remembrance! Thank you so much, for taking the time to explain your method. Your accuracy is amazing!
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    Very nicely done; very nice of you to do that.

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    These are really nice and show the shirt patterns off to a good advantage. The process sounds complicated so More Power to You! Great job.

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    Kass, those are fantastic! It's a wonderful way to remember him.

    I was one who asked, and I appreciate you telling us how you did it...you should consider doing a tutorial! (hint, hint)
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    You are wonderful to make these gorgeous quilts for the family. What a treasure!

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