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Thread: My latest T-shirt quilt

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    Junior Member cnolan's Avatar
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    It is FINALLY FINISHED!!!! I have had this project on commission since August, and have been delayed by one disaster after another. The client has been very nice about it, but I feel just terrible that it took so long! Oh, well... here are a few pic's of the top layed out on my Queen-size bed.

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    oops... I just realized I have not put the top and bottom borders on yet. I am going to use the flag fabric, half as wide as the vertical strips. Once I get it back from the quilter, I will bind it in the blue fabric.

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    I like it! I've not seen one with patterened fabric for the strips. I think it adds to the look.

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    That's a beauty!!! The flag fabric really sets off the tshirt blocks!!! Good Job :D :D :D

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    Definately worth the wait ! Great job :lol:

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    Great job!! I'm sure your client will love it in spite of the time it took.

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    wow! great job. :D

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    Very nice. I like the star fabric ....really makes it pop.

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    It looks great!

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    Your client/friend will be so pleased with this quilt. You did a great job! Would you mind sharing what you used behind each t-shirt block to stabilize it? I would like to make a t-shirt quilt for my son, but don't know how to keep the fabric from stretching while I work with it. Thank you!

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    I have a bunch of my kids shirts from when they were small, I have been wanting to do a quilt with them. Do you use anything to stableize the t shirts? I have been going back and forth on using something or not. How about some opinions!
    Thanks!

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    Thanks for all the possitive comments!!! I used a stabilizer that I bought at Walmart. My first T-shirt quilt I used more of an interfacing, so I had to press the t-shirts onto another piece of fabric ~ what a pain! This stabilizer was much easier to use. It was just a matter of pressing the stabilizer onto the back of the t-shirts, then trimming to size. One thing I will caution about though is the iron temperature: if your iron is too hot, it can melt/destroy the patterns on the t-shirts, and it can "undo the glue" on the stabilizer. So... as you are pressing your seams later, be careful!

    I most definitely would NOT do a t-shirt quilt without stabilizing the fabric one way or another! The t-shirts are hard enough to deal with without worrying about all the extra stretch!

    Bottom line is simple... if I can make T-shirt quilts, ANYONE can do it! :lol:

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    Really like it....haven't started my sons yet. Most of his shirts are white and not much of any other...good idea

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    this quilt is beautiful---i luvvv it !!!!

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    Very very nice.

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    Very nice

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    Nice job. I like it. :D

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    Completely AWESOME!!! I'm thinkin well worth the wait! Your client will just love it!!

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    I really like that. Great job.

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    Do you want to know what response I got from the client when I sent her these pictures?

    "The quilt does look nice".

    If that isn't totally anticlimactic and disappointing, I don't know what is! :shock: :( :!:

    Oh well.... you all seem to love it. That will have to be good enough for me! :lol: Thanks again for alll the wonderful comments!!

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    Oh, my heart would have fallen. But, I truly do love it.....so much, in fact, that after looking at it the first time, I texted my three kids to tell them to keep the tshirts they like a lot so I can do the same thing. Now that I know about the stabilizing, I feel brave enough to try one.

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    Ducky, to say that I was disappointed by her response would be a major understatement! I only hope that her reaction in person was more enthusiastic than what I received in the e-mail!!

    I am thrilled to hear that I have inspired you to make your own T-shirt quilts! :lol: I have decided that they are too much work for the money, so most likely will not do more for commission. However, I do plan on making a couple for the family.... eventually! :oops:

    Thanks again for the positive feedback!!! :lol: 8) :!:

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