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sewbizgirl 12-10-2015 01:58 PM

Queen Sized T Shirt Quilt DONE!
 
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Here's the quilt that nearly killed me. Hard to piece, VERY hard to quilt... it was just a challenge from start to finish. I even had a friend praying for me while I was quilting it, I had THAT much trouble. But, tra la, tra lee, it's done now so I can love it. It goes to it's owner tomorrow, where she will gift it to her son for Christmas. He has no idea she's been saving his team shirts for this since he was a little kid. He's 25 now. I wish I could see him open it! What a great Mom, huh?

These are the things I learned about quilting a T Shirt quilt:
1) Use 40 weight thread
2) Use a size 90/14 TOPSTITCHING needle
3) Drop your feed dogs, but then increase your foot pressure so there is less "bouncing" when the needle goes in and out of the quilt.
4) Don't stitch on top of plastic or vinyl shapes or numbers, instead outline them.

Thanks to the kind board members who helped me with my learning curve.

Leslie333 12-10-2015 02:22 PM

Great job! Tackling a t-shirt quilt is one of my next projects. Appreciate your tips!

Tartan 12-10-2015 02:26 PM

Great T shirt quilt!

ManiacQuilter2 12-10-2015 03:17 PM

Glad you got yours done. I had done a few queen size T-shirt on commission over a decade ago so I know how heavy they can be. Everyone needs to know NOT to sew thru the vinyl/plastic when quilting one. You could potentially damage your machine.

merrylouw 12-10-2015 03:51 PM

You should be very proud! It turned out Great! Getting all those different sized images put together in such a pleasing way, custom quilting it. Wow!

Jeanne S 12-10-2015 04:14 PM

You did a marvelous job on a very difficult project!!!

mucky 12-10-2015 04:16 PM

He's sure to love it.

suern3 12-10-2015 04:19 PM

Someone is going to love this! You did a great job and I know it is not easy to quilt one of these. I did my DGS's on my dsm and I thought it was like wrestling a bear! But I won, as did you.

M.Elizabeth 12-10-2015 04:19 PM

I made full-size T-shirt quilts for my sons several years ago. They can be somewhat difficult to deal with, but both my sons loved theirs.

QuiltnNan 12-10-2015 04:20 PM

nicely done

Monika 12-10-2015 04:43 PM

WOW!! that is great!!!

Merrylin 12-10-2015 05:36 PM

Fantastic quilt. I've made T shirt quilts and you gave good advice on dealing with them.

geevee 12-10-2015 05:51 PM

What a great quilt, I'm sure they'll both appreciate all of your determined effort.

Grandma Peg 12-10-2015 09:33 PM

Your quilt looks great, sorry you had such a hard time.

Anniedeb 12-10-2015 10:46 PM

I really like this! Awesome job. I have several T-shirts saved...I hope to do this.....someday!!

DOTTYMO 12-10-2015 10:55 PM

Love to know his opinion of a great quilt.

DianneK 12-11-2015 03:44 AM

great job and good use of old t shirts

sewbizgirl 12-11-2015 06:20 AM

Thank you, everyone!

fivepaws 12-11-2015 06:26 AM

Worth all the angst. It came out just wonderfully.

donna873 12-11-2015 06:27 AM

oh wow, you sure done a beautiful job on that quilt!

Homespun 12-11-2015 06:32 AM

Great job!!!

Mariposa 12-11-2015 08:53 AM

Marvelous! Kudos to a challenge well done!! :)

MarshaEIEIO 12-11-2015 08:54 AM

Sewbiz...ohhh this is just gorgeous! Best one I have seen in ages! Great job !

JuneBillie 12-13-2015 03:25 PM

I can't even imagine the work involved in it, but it sure is pretty. You did an amazing job on it.

Silk 12-13-2015 04:05 PM

Great job! I'm sure that guy will be very very happy with the gift.

djmat 12-13-2015 04:23 PM

You are so talented! Love your t-shirt quilt!!!! Have had the parts for mine cut for over a year, but waited for your sewing instructions & found some others on-line, but still nervous to begin. Thank you for your inspiration!!!
hugs,
dj

MissSongbird 12-13-2015 04:25 PM

Wow! That looks excellent! The organization of the pieces is what really makes it

QUILTNMO 12-13-2015 05:18 PM

very nice job!!!

quilting cat 12-13-2015 05:35 PM

Can you get a family member to video the opening for you to see? You certainly deserve to experience the son's surprise!

twinsister2 12-14-2015 02:26 PM

Great job! I've done t shirt quilts before too,,, and won't be doing any again soon, you're right when you say they are hard to quilt and end up being a very heavy quilt! Congrats on this challenging project. On to funner things! It is very colorful and looks marvelous on the bed!

meyert 12-14-2015 04:03 PM

great job! it looks fantastic!!

quilter2theend 12-14-2015 05:09 PM

That is a great quilt for your first try. Going to be a great Christmas surprise.

OhCanada 12-14-2015 10:31 PM

Wow, so glad you finished it, it turned out great. What a lot of nice memories it will bring back to the lucky recipient. Thanks for sharing all the tips you learned during the process.

sewbizgirl 12-15-2015 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by twinsister2 (Post 7403877)
Great job! I've done t shirt quilts before too,,, and won't be doing any again soon, you're right when you say they are hard to quilt and end up being a very heavy quilt! Congrats on this challenging project. On to funner things! It is very colorful and looks marvelous on the bed!

Yes, on to funner things! Whew! Thanks everybody for your comments.... The lady started to tear up when she saw the quilt. I am so glad I didn't give up on it when it got difficult.


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