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Thread: My first T-shirt Quilt

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    This was a consignment. When I agreed to do it, I had a basic idea of what I needed to do (stabilizers, etc.), but I did not really have much of a clue as to what the basic design was going to be. I told the woman that I had never done a t-shirt quilt before, but she insisted that the person who told her about me insisted I could do "ANYTHING and it would be beautiful". Although the thought was flattering, I admit I was also quite nervous. After all, that is a pretty high expectation to live up to!!!

    Well, I agreed to do it. It was slow going at first, and I really did not think I was going to like it. However, after I got the first row done, I decided that I did not want to make all the blocks the same size ~ I would go for a more "artsy" look. This made a huge difference for me. I am actually very pleased with the results.

    The customer was so thrilled she cried when she saw it, and she called to tell me her son had the same reaction. You can't ask for better than that!!! :)

    The quilting was done by a fabulous long-arm quilter named Michelle Eno. The quilting really adds a lot. Thanks, Michelle! :)
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    Wow ~ I can see why there was tears. Your design, colors and quilting are great. A definite "SLAM DUNK". Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    What a great job!!!

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    I think she was right. That is an amazing quilt!! I think you could do anything too!

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    Wow -- I really like it!!

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    You did a great job on the quilt! You are right about the quilting...she did a fabulous job too!

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    The quilt and quilting are both amazing ! I can see why the customer and her son were both very pleased :lol:
    Sharon

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    AWESOME!!!

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    Wow. That is great. I can see why there were tears of joy. She was right, you can do anything well. Great job.

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    Kudos! A great job on a quilt with great results from your client!!!

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    What an awesome quilt

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    You did a wonderful job!

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    Fabulous job! No wonder she cried :D

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    Very, very nice indeed!

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    Christie,

    Great job. I liked the way you framed the logos etc. I also am working on a consignment T shirt quilt. A couple was just here this evening to discuss it. Their son went to Harvard on a wrestling scholarship and the Dad is a wrestling coach. They probably had 50 T shirts and more at home. Luckily I just finished making one for my daughter out of some of her T Shirts so I had something to show them. If it gets to big and they insist on batting I may take it to a friend of mine who does beautiful long arming.
    For my daughter's I just put a cotton flannel sheet on the back rather than any batting. By the time you stabilizre the T shirts they are pretty heavy. The other problem with T shirts is the logos or designs come in all shapes and sizes. I did manage to machine quilt it but I wouldn't want to work with anything bigger or heavier. I will try and post a picture of the one I made for my daughter.

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    Christie--What a fabulous quilt!!! You lived up to your reputation of "can do anything and it will be beautiful!!"

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    What a nice keep sake.....love the longarm quilting on it...that's perfect!.....:-)

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    I never knew a t-shirt quilt could look this good. The way you did it almost makes the shirts look like diplomas. One of our sons got his MBA at Duke, so of course that appeals to me as well, but it's really the quilting job you did. It's impressive.

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