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Thread: My first ever T-shirt quilt

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    Some of you have seen this as a WIP, but now I was able to get a pic of the whole thing. I didn't use fusible, I used the poly platform fabric from deconstructing bed ruffles. It was easy to work with, free and lightweight. I had no problem at all with the knit stretching. I stitched around the logos, etc. with the poly sandwiched between the t-shirt front and back sections.
    I decided I wanted it warmer for our upstate winters so I added a fleece backing.
    I am very pleased with the final product. It is donated for use in a fundraising event this weekend.

    It turned out to be a full size, I'd say
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    Pieced fleece backing
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    I used freehand random stars to quilt the top to the fleece backing.
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    I love your quilt

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    Beautiful work!

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    great job! and the back?! boy that is gonna be one warm quilt!

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    What a fantastic quilt. I love how you get all these different elements and make them into such beautiful and unique pieces. You have a real gift for design - love your work.

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    Great job !! :-)

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    I love It! You did a Grat job.

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    Nice work.

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    love it - that is on my list to do one day. i saved all of hubbys concert t-shirts to do this for him. one day i will surprise him with it! i guess i am a little afraid to tackle it- afraid of stretching and also afraid of ruining his t shirts that hold so many memores for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    What a fantastic quilt. I love how you get all these different elements and make them into such beautiful and unique pieces. You have a real gift for design - love your work.
    Thank you for such kind and generous praise. That sure makes me feel good. I just sit and look at it till it tells me where it wants me to put it. :D

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    Great job. You did a great job of putting together different sizes!

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    You worked out all those different sizes of the blocks :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    It looks great. Congrats

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    Very nice :)

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    Looks so cozy!

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    I love it, so pretty!

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    Fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03
    love it - that is on my list to do one day. i saved all of hubbys concert t-shirts to do this for him. one day i will surprise him with it! i guess i am a little afraid to tackle it- afraid of stretching and also afraid of ruining his t shirts that hold so many memores for him!
    If you use a woven fusble stabilizer, (sorta looks like white muslin)you won't get the stretching. i am working on 2 of them right now. Joanns carries it. $3.99 a yard,nd it is narrow..so use a coupon!

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    Great job. This is really nice. Thank you for sharing.

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