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Thread: My first T-shirt quilt

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    Junior Member Laura F's Avatar
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    This was so fun to make, with lots of learning and lots of help from searching the quilt board. This is only my fourth quilt that I have quilted on my Juki. The t-shirts belonged to my brother who went to be with our Lord three years ago this month. My sister-in-law gave me the shirts to make a surprise quilt for my youngest nephew who will be leaving to France this month. Thank you again for all the helpful information that people give. God bless.

    Front of quilt
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    The back is all the same fabric
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    great job! do you have any words of advice that you can offer after doing this?

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    Sorry about your brother. I love the quilt though. Aren't T shirt quilts the funnest things to make?

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    Nice, really like this 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    great job! do you have any words of advice that you can offer after doing this?
    Fusible interfacing applied to T's larger than the area to be cut before cutting. Keeps the sizes nice and uniform and keeps the Ts from stretching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bri1977
    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    great job! do you have any words of advice that you can offer after doing this?
    Fusible interfacing applied to T's larger than the area to be cut before cutting. Keeps the sizes nice and uniform and keeps the Ts from stretching.
    This is just what I did and boy does it make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    great job! do you have any words of advice that you can offer after doing this?
    Thank you. It would have been easier if all the shirts were the same size. I just cut in multiples of 3 and hoped it would work. I used 3 because my biggest shirt design was 21 inches long.

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    You did a wonderful job - it looks great!

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    Great job. I will have to try one someday!

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    What a great keepsake for your nephew..so sorry about your loss...

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    Neat

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    You did a really nice job on the quilt! My sympathies on the loss of your brother, and it's a very thoughtful thing to do for your nephew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    You did a really nice job on the quilt! My sympathies on the loss of your brother, and it's a very thoughtful thing to do for your nephew!
    Thank you. I have plans to make more quilts from his other t-shirts for more family.

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    This quilt is really awesome!! Ilove it..sorry about your loss..I can empathize with you..I lost my brother 4 years ago..he raised me & he was my best friend!

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    Awww what a wonderful memorial quilt :D:D:D

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    Great job!

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    Thank you for sharing photos of that awesome memorial quilt. I have been in the process these past 8 years of cutting t-shirts to make a memorial quilt with t-shirts that were my daughter's. They also vary in size. I like the fabric you used for sashing and backing. Most of my daughter's shirts were from concerts so something like that would work very nicely.

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