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Thread: Framed 9 patch scrappy: Recycling clothes into quilt tops.

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Framed 9 patch scrappy: Recycling clothes into quilt tops.

    I've been wanting to make a few quilts by ONLY using fabric I can buy here locally.

    I started by buying some shirts. So far I've made 4 tops from the shirts. This is the latest one.

    I'll show the other ones when I finish them, but this is one finished today.

    It definitely takes more time to work with clothing. Lots more.

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    But I got the neat idea of leaving on the labels from a lady who lives in Spain (off this board). I think it adds interest. Here are some of them: Remember, all these shirts were purchased used here in Poland.

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    very nicely done, and very unique!
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    Lots of great work!
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    Your work is always amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter 65 View Post
    Your work is always amazing.
    Thanks. You're too kind. I don't post the "not so interesting" ones!

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    What a fabulous job you did. I've only made one quilt from every day clothing, and I can agree with how much more time it takes.
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    Love your quilt and the labels.

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    Cute top with the labels.

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    Talk about taking quilting back to its roots.....using what you have and what is local to make a work of art.

    You did it and it's terrific. Love the labels too, I look forward to seeing the rest when you are done.
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    Fantastic!!! Love your work!
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    Great quilt!!! I like the one that says "Born in Europe 1988".

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    Beautiful quilt, and what a great recycling idea.
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    Beautiful and I love the labels!
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    Wow! That turned out great.

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    Wow, this quilt is an inspiration! Beautifully done!

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    "lots more work"....but WOW...what a GREAT result !!
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    I have cut up a couple of huge shirts, as I thought it was a total waste of fabric. I haven't used it yet, but it is already cut in 4" squares so won't take long once I decide what to do with them...

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    Your shirts quilt is absolutely charming. I love the idea of leaving the labels, although it must be extra work to place them just so.

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    I really like your framed nine patch blocks, and the labels add a special touch to the quilt.

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    Very nice.
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    wow what a neat idea very nice quilt!!!
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    So nice. You are right.....it is harder to sew with clothing. I made by daughter a quilt top using her deceased husband's shirts. Turned out really nice but more time involved. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great quilt, you found some nice shirts.
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    That is so cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Great quilt, you found some nice shirts.
    This is true. The fabric in these is really nice. Soft. beautiful. I have a bunch with pinks and purples. I want to do something with all pinks/purples.

    I never noticed in the states so many pink striped and purple striped shirts. Maybe men wear them more in western Europe than in the US. Our used clothing generally comes from western Europe, but esp. Great Britain.

    I usually see more red plaids and blue plaids in the states or blue or a variant of blue stripes, etc. (Maybe the reds sell out as I only go to the stores during their massive sales and the reds are all gone.) But I think that they don't wear these colors as much here since I have checked out the more expensive (non reduced) used shirts and there doesn't seem to be any/many with red.

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