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Thread: Here's my Finished T-shirt Quilt!

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    Senior Member malindaann's Avatar
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    Thanks to the quilters who gave me some suggestions on how to finish my first quilt in many many years. 15" squares, double-sided. Made from t-shirts collected over the last 15 years from running, volunteer, and aviation events. 100% machine stitched. I did a simple stitch pattern on each block I adapted from a pattern from "Easy Machine Quilting Patterns". It's inspired me to try to do some true piecing. Very proud of my first attempt. This was a good way to try out a few techniques.

    60" x 75" t-shirt Quilt
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    Very nice!

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    Very nice quilt! You did a great job.

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    That is a true treasure. It brings back good memories.

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    wonderful job

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    I have t-shirts that my future son in law has given to me to make a quilt for him and I have cut them all out (all concert t-shirts) so front is the name of the band and the back is all the dates...but I just cut them out and then I've been told that they all have to be ironed on to other material because they lose their shape....yours is very nice, can you tell me how you did yours??? I did look on a web site free machine quilting but found nothing... thanks so much and again nice job

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    Hi - yes, I ironed light-weight pellon to the back of the t-shirts all the way to the edges to prevent stretching. It was the only way to keep it stabile. I am also helping a friend make one and we appliqued the neck scoop on some of her shirts and it came out great. I sewed triangle of contrasting fabric on some of the corners of the tank tops - or used pieces from the back. I left some of the pics off center to allow for me to use a perm marker to write some memories on the blocks. Others I pieced to get the the logos in the center. I pieced some of the smaller chest sleeve logos to make a few collage blocks. I simply turned the quilt instead of binding and stitched 1/2" from the edge then did a simple petal pattern on each block. This was a fun way to preserve some memories instead of washing the car with them :)

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    love it!

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    looks great!

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    Great idea, you did a nice job.

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    Very nice!

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    nice quilt

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    Beautiful Job, love it!

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    Great job :thumbup: ~ looks great, too.

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    neat idea!!! looks awesome!

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    Great job!

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    Very nice job! I wish I had done this with all of my racing t-shirts.

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    very nice...alot of work...thanks for sharing'

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    I just found your quilt when I was looking for ideas. I make tee shirt quilts for sale. Yours is truly beautiful. I like you started with my own running shirts, my sister died from breast cancer so I started running to help support in the only way I knew how. Now I make Tee shirt quilts for others who have collect shirst and don't know what to do with them. Your quilt is totally awesome!

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    You did a REALLY great job working with all the various sizes. CONGRATULATIONS !!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luey0202
    I have t-shirts that my future son in law has given to me to make a quilt for him and I have cut them all out (all concert t-shirts) so front is the name of the band and the back is all the dates...but I just cut them out and then I've been told that they all have to be ironed on to other material because they lose their shape....yours is very nice, can you tell me how you did yours??? I did look on a web site free machine quilting but found nothing... thanks so much and again nice job
    to Luey
    I highly recommend the featherweight iron on fusible interfacing. I also warn you to be very careful when pressing all the 15 inch squares, not to touch the iron to the rubberized logos.. other than that, this is a fun easy project.

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