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Thread: Feeling cheap and getting creative.

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    Feeling cheap and getting creative.

    I have been trying to branch out from patterns and try to make my own quilts, but also feeling too stingy to try this with good fabric so I bought men's shirts at a thrift store.
    Becuase it was only 30 bucks of fabric I also had some fun FMQ on my DM.Name:  image.jpeg
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    When I am perfect, I will write a book and everyone can be perfect too. Until then I will just have to be gracious in face of imperfection, and ask the same of everyone else for my imperfections.

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    and you made a beautiful quilt !!!

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    love the way you pieced the stripes to make squares. Great quilt

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    I love it!! Good for you for trying something different. That's a great idea to use shirts from a thrift store to try something new!
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    very nicely done and creative, indeed
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    Wow! I really like your quilt. You did indeed create a wonderful pattern. I especially like your border treatment as it is a perfect complement to the unique squares. Did you have a creative idea in mind when you went shopping in the thrift store or did you just go buy some shirts that appealed to you and then come up with the design? By the way, your FMQ is very nice. I think you are an encourager to others to reach out to new goals in quilting-no matter the budget level. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    What a wonderful result. Love it.

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    Great job! I love shirt quilts.
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    You did a fine job as well as demonstrating that not all good quilts are expensive to make.

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    Very nice and I like the border treatment.
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    Your dog seems to approve of the quilt you made. Have you thought of getting Electric Quilt ?? It is an excellent tool for when drafting a new design. I made this quilt for a dear friend who was going thru a difficult time in her life and I wanted this pattern to have a special look. Here is what I created using EQ7 and the quilt (decide on a border width).
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    Your quilt is innovative, in the design, execution, and quilting.

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    Your quilt is quite beautiful and the fact that you did it at a low cost really is amazing. Great job! Love it!

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    Great job on your quilt, love the added touch you made to the borders.

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    Your quilt is fantastic. No one would ever think it was cheap.

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    It's really interesting and I LOVE the border.
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    Terrific quilt! Great use of the shirts, and nice design!
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    Very inspirational!
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    I love it, great quilt.
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    If you hadn't told us these were men's shirts I would have never guessed. Beautiful, I am always amazed at what is used in a quilt!
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    Fun use of striped fabric!

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    I love it! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice job!!!
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    i really like it and i love the borders.
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    wonderful quilt. these colors look GREAT together. i like the repetition of various concentric squares. nicely done!

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