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Thread: Julies T-Shirt Quilt

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    Made from Julie's shirts her mother has save from, head start through high school. It also has bandannas, a pocket from her softball pants and a pair of tights worn for cheer leading.

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    It turned out great. Love it.

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    Thanks.
    I guess I should have explained about the making of this quilt...since I had don't that in a reply to another message, wasn't thinking that it would be helpful to put it here also.

    Anyway, I cut the t-shirt sleeves out, the neck ribbing and the shoulder seams off along with the bottom hem, then opened the shirt down each side.
    I ironed thees pieces to lightweight woven interfacing so I could cut neatly.
    I wanted each row of block to be the width of the bandannas that I used which were 16 in. and wanted to use sashing between the blocks but didn't want it to meet with one next too it. I could built up the 16 in width if needed by adding other t-shirt fabric, and increase or decrease the height by cutting different heights from the shirt. There was a bit of layout and calculation to get this to work.

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    From one who does alot of t shirt quilts (for others) this one is really pretty. Love those Wisconsin colors!!

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    Good job. It turned out great.

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    Yes, it turned out really great!

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    Great Job! And thanks for the info. My DD has been talking of me making her a T-shirt quilt. You've answers some questions I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    From one who does alot of t shirt quilts (for others) this one is really pretty. Love those Wisconsin colors!!
    These are the Winona Wildcats in the town to me, rivals to the Eminence Redwings.
    I thought I would have problems with working with the purple and gold, but found the right color of broadcloth for the sashing and lucked out with the purple homespun

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweety
    Great Job! And thanks for the info. My DD has been talking of me making her a T-shirt quilt. You've answers some questions I had.
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    Linda/MI
    Linda, I would be glad to answer any questions you have on the construction. But be advised, I'm no expert...I've only made this one t-shirt quilt.

    I've had a request to make another t-shirt quilt, I think I may try using spray basting adhesive to attach the shirt to a base lightweight cotton, so I shouldn't get the stiffness as I did with the fusible interfacing.

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    What a beautiful job you did!

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    That turned out fantastic

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    Great Job :thumbup:

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    Thank you all.
    I forgot I had this picture after having the quilting and binding done. Julie sent this to me.

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    I bet she treasures this forever :D:D:D

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    Love it. What great ideas to include pocket and tights. Memories forever.

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    Julie's mother had save all her girl scout t-shirt also. She had so may sports shirts I didn't want to mix the two kinds. May use the girl scouts shirt to make another for her someday.

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    Barb, GREAT Job! and thanks for including your
    directions.

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    Wowee, great job. I'm sure she loves it and bet her friends do too.

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    That is really nice. I made one for DS but have not quilted it. I took his old baseball caps & appliqued the emblems on fabric to work into the squares. It is really neat. When I get my building finished I'll get it quilted as I have no room to lay out. Saving shirts now for youngest DS to make him one.

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    Beautiful

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