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4 shirts + 7 days = 4 wall hangings

Old 10-15-2018, 07:41 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:10 PM
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​Outstanding!
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:33 PM
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What a great idea and what a fantastic keepsake!
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:34 PM
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That is wonderful! Love how each one is different
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:59 PM
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This is just wonderful! What a great way to remember someone special.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:41 AM
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Beautiful what a great idea
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:52 AM
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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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