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Thread: Culled shirts from my closet, added to my stash

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I was having trouble hanging clothes up in my closet yesterday, so I decided it was time to thin out the wardrobe and donate some to the local Goodwill. While I was pulling out shirts, I checked the labels on each and the 100% cotton ones went into a separate pile to keep - for a project. :) Last night, I spent a couple of hours with a rotary cutter, slashing and hacking them like a mad butcher. :twisted: Here's the stack I now have, solids on the left, prints on the right. I wonder what kind of manly looking quilt that I can make out of these now? :)
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    Nice! Have you read quiltville.com, Bonnie Hunter's use of shirts for quilts? It's a great site for lots of other info too.

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    I can see a blue, green and yellow quilt coming out of one stack alone. Also a nice scrappy soft color quilt.

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    Wow those are nice you can make a very manly quilt with those!!

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    That's a great idea! I checked the local thrift store one day for plaid flannel shirts and they had a ton. I never even thought of cotton! Time to clean my husbands closet out!

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    yeah, check out quiltville for sure.

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    I can't wait to see the quilt that you create, be sure to take pictures of the shirts before and after

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    Smart man!
    I made my husband a flannel quilt several years ago out of his outgrown flannel shirts.

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    Oh Bonnie Hunter would be so proud of you! Cant wait to see what you make!

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    How "green" of you! Can't wait to see what you make!

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    Way to go. 100% cotton is 100% cotton wherever you find it.

    I would like to do more "green" projects. May we should start a "green or thrifty thread ". :roll:

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    LOL, is your closet empty?

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    I don't have any ideas for a quilt but kudos to you for letting go of some of your clothes - I think my DH still has shirts he wore in high school and he's in his 60's! We have separate closets so I just close the doors on his and walk away.

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    I see a churn dash..some call it monkey wrench. What fun you will have now! And no money spent for new fabric! WAHOO!!

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    I see a new beautiful quilt in your future. If you need an additional color just go shopping in your closet. :)

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    Congrats on using shirts from your closet! I too have started buying men's cotton shirts at thrift shops~

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    They would look good in many different patterns :D:D:D

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    Awesome!! An idea I may copy as my closet is stuffed.

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    Those will make a great quilt!!! What a wonderful idea to use your old shirts.

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    Great job Eddie! Yes, visit Bonnie Hunter's website, quiltville.com, she's got a lot of wonderful patterns for shirt quilts.
    Blessings,
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    Smart you! WOuld you believe my son, who buys only the best and 100% cotton shirts, and who had some of the prettiest colors, just informed me that he took 4 trash bags to Good WIll?...... A couple of months ago!!!! I wanted to wring his neck!!

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    Will look forward to seeing what you create with them.

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    Can't wait to see what you do with these!

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    http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...rts%20Quilt%3E
    I fould a quilt made out of seven shirts when I was given all those shirts awhile back

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    Hmmm, now I must go check out my DH's shirts !!
    Good idea, can't wait to see what you make.

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