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Thread: Child's T-Shirt Quilt...with a twist!

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    Child's T-Shirt Quilt...with a twist!

    My sister asked me to make a quilt for her 6 yr old, using his t-shirts, shorts and pjs. I cut out the designs on the shirts and did a narrow satin stitch to attach to quilt front. Used strips from pjs and shorts to make the binding. When he got the quilt in the mail, there were fots of tears when he realized I had CUT UP his clothes!! Now he loves his new quilt. Even dragged out more bags of outgrown clothes and asked his Mom to send them to Aunt Patt so she could make him more quilts! If you want any more info, just ask.
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    How fun is that quilt !!!!!! I love it and I'm sure he does too........Michele

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    I like what you did with the t-shirt fronts.

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    Very refreshing! I like where the shark (from Nemo?) threatens to burst out of the quilt!

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    Clever idea. Your quilt is so cute. I'm glad those tears soon turned into sunshine!

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    Great quilt!!!!

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    OMG that is SO cute!!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    That was a great idea - I'm so sorry that he got a shock when he realized where they came from - and so glad he recovered quickly! He sounds like a sweet boy who deserves that wonderful quilt.

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    Very cute quilt!!
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    You did a great job, very nice idea, that is awesome,
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    very very cute

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    This is a great quilt! The appliques from the shirt fronts are fantastic!
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    Oh, I like this MUCH better than others I've seen! It's GREAT!
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    How innovative that is. It looks great.
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    Sewww cute.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Very nice! I really like the way you attached the picture to the background. I'll bet your quilt isn't as heavy that way & I'm going to follow your idea next time!

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    Very nice job Aunt Patt!

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    This quilt is awesome. I am so going to try this. Thanks!
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    That is really clever! I love the way you appliqued the design onto the pieced backing. I recognize the dark print that you used for the background blocks, I had some of that in my stash, but I used it all up on this quilt that I made a couple of years ago.
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    Great take on a T-shirt quilt, gives it a lot of personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDM View Post
    Great take on a T-shirt quilt, gives it a lot of personality.
    That's true... I like this version of t-shirt quilt a whole, whole lot & bet your nephew is crazy about this fabulous little quilt! Too, too cute! Kudos!
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    I've had that fabric for quite awhile now. Perfect colors for all my animals and cars. I loved the animal footprints and it worked out perfectly in this quilt.
    The quilt was actually pretty light because I used flannel instead of batting. He lives in FL so didn't want it to be too warm.

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    Love your quilt, I know there is one happy boy..............
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    Oh how neat!!! Very cute!!!!
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    How clever of you to make the quilt this way! I love it, you did a great job!
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